Jenkintown, PA - Managing Editor Inc. (MEI), an Adobe premier development partner and a leading provider of software solutions for the publishing industry, today announced the appointment of Stephen Arbour as Vice President of Technical Services.
The promotion represents a strategic consolidation of resources at MEI. In his new role, Arbour - formerly the company's Senior Director of Software Operations - will oversee MEI's Integration Services, Information Technology, Product Management and Quality Assurance departments.
"Stephen has been a strong leader at MEI for years, so he was the perfect choice to take charge of this restructuring," said Dennis McGuire, President and CEO of MEI. "We're proud of the work he's done and excited to see how his leadership can further unify his new team."
MEI's Engineering department, which previously reported to Arbour, is also affected by the reorganization. Newly appointed Director of Engineering Morrell Jacobs will now manage the team's day-to-day activities and report directly to Senior Vice President of Engineering Bob Baldwin.
Arbour has more than 15 years' experience in software product leadership and development, product management, quality assurance, customer service and solution deployment for customers in the publishing, telecommunications, petrochemical and financial industries. Prior to joining MEI, Arbour worked for LAN Solutions, Security Dynamics, Frank J. Fabozzi Associates and Reynwood Trading Corp.
Arbour was a member of the AdsML Consortium's XMP Working Group from 2000 to 2004. His affiliations also include membership in the American Society for Quality, the Professional Association of SQL Server Specialists, the Philadelphia Chapter of the Software Process Improvement Network, AgilePhilly and the Project Management Institute. He holds an MBA in Technology Management from the University of Phoenix and a BA in Music from Drew University.
"I'm thrilled to lead MEI's Technical Services group and serve customers in a new capacity," Arbour said. "It's a privilege to tackle the challenges of a growing business, and we look forward to shared success."