David Kotick, a pioneer in international sales and marketing, died due to complications from a stroke March 8 at the Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital in Baltimore. He was 94.

After serving in World War II and earning a business degree from City College in New York, Kotick began his publishing career at Feffer & Simons, an international sales organization, before joining Baker & Taylor. In the 1960s he moved to Bantam Doubleday Dell, and worked in support of authors and their books on the global marketplace for more than five decades.

Penguin Random House senior v-p international sales and marketing Cyrus Kheradi said of Kotick, "The international English language book trade mourns the loss of David Kotick. He helped shape a number of today’s U..S book publishing international sales teams. David was an American publishing export sales pioneer who's history of successful global selling continues to inspire us to reach more markets and readers around the world.”