Don Linn, who was director of the Chicago Distribution Center, which provides warehousing and fulfillment services for 100 academic and scholarly presses, has left the company.
The CDC, which is a division of the University of Chicago Press, said in an email to client publishers that Linn was no longer director of the CDC effective immediately. Linn had been director of the CDC since 2012.
“I am committed to finding a new Director who will best serve the needs of our clients, customers, and staff,” Garrett P. Kiely, director of the University of Chicago Press, wrote. “The search is already underway and I will be working with the managers and staff at the CDC to ensure a smooth transition.”
Kiely also suggested in that, in the interim, client publishers doing business with the CDC contact Mark Stewart, operations manager, or Saleem Dhamee, senior client liaison manager.
In a Tweet yesterday, Linn confirmed that he had left the CDC. “Just wanted to let you know that Chicago Distribution Center and I have parted ways," he wrote. "Exploring some exciting things.”
Linn previously served as publisher of Taunton Press and was owner and CEO of Consortium Book Sales & Distribution, from 2002-2006, before selling that company to Perseus Books Group.