Mary Gatsch, v-p of the Ggobal medical reference unit at Elsevier, has been named CEO of Springer Publishing Company, succeeding Ted Nardin, who is retiring after 10 years as CEO of Springer.

As the new CEO of Springer, her priorities will be expanding content portfolio and setting strategies for print and digital products. At Elsevier, Gatsch oversaw the content and product development of information products across a wide range of medical specialties.

During Nardin’s tenure as CEO, Springer revenue increased by 500% and he grew book publishing programs in medicine, nursing and social sciences. Nardin also oversaw the launch of the publisher's e-book, apps and software products. Nardin, who had been group v-p at McGraw-Hill Professional Book Group for 14 years and was with Prentice Hall for 17 years prior to joining Springer, will remain a member of the Springer board of directors.