Follett Corporation has appointed George Coe as chief operating officer for Follett and Baker & Taylor, effective March 31. Coe will report to Follett president and CEO Ray Griffith.

Coe has been with the company since April 2016, when he came on aboard as part of Follett's acquisition of Baker & Taylor, where he served as president and CEO. As COO of Follett, Coe will, according to the company, develop and execute Follett's business development strategies and initiatives while continuing oversight of B&T and Follett School Solutions, the company's pre-K-12 business.

“George brings an outstanding track record of business leadership to Follett at a time of incredible growth potential for the company,” Griffith said in a statement. “Recognized inside and outside the company for his visionary thinking and operational results, George is the right leader to guide our business operations and deliver on this purpose.”