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ProQuest acquires Dialog, names Suzanne BeDell Dialog General Manager -

ProQuest, a Cambridge Information Group company, has closed on its agreement to acquire the Dialog business from ThomsonReuters. This acquisition will allow ProQuest to deepen its penetration in the corporate library and professional research markets with a valued brand, authoritative content and precision search tools. Industry veteran Suzanne BeDell has been named Dialog General Manager.

In her new position, BeDell will report to ProQuest CEO Marty Kahn. BeDell is a 20-year veteran of the publishing industry, with roles in publishing, sales, and product development at Thomson, Mosby, Inc., and McGraw- Hill. She joined ProQuest in 2001 as Vice President and Publisher and played instrumental roles in the development of such critically-acclaimed products as Black Studies Center and ProQuest Central. As Senior Vice President, she has managed ProQuest's Higher Education Publishing area since 2006.

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