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Press Release 26 Jun 2014

Adds 25 new jobs over 18 months bringing employment to 50 by end 2015
 
Emeryville, CA & Dublin, 26th June 2014 – Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD today announced that Innovative, a global leader in library technology, is adding 25 new jobs at its EMEA HQ in Dublin, bringing employment to 50 by the end 2015.  The expansion is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.
 
Innovative, founded in 1978 and headquartered in Emeryville, California, is a global provider of integrated library management and automation software.
The company’s software is installed in various types of libraries including academic, public, consortia, school, medical and law.
 
Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD met with Innovative CEO Kim Massana on his recent marketing business trip to the US with IDA Ireland.
 
Making the announcement Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD said "Innovative's decision to expand its operation in Ireland with the creation of 25 new jobs is another vote of confidence in the country's strengths as a location for investment.  Continuing to support businesses to locate and grow here is central to the Government's recovery plan and our determination to get our people back to work." 

“We have had a very positive experience of the business environment in Ireland since we first set up our EMEA headquarters in Dublin in 2012,” said Kim Massana, Innovative’s CEO.  “Dublin has a rich talent pool and we have been able to recruit an exceptionally skilled and multi-lingual staff to serve our customers throughout Europe – our current staff of 25 is fluent in 15 languages.  This is a real advantage to a global company like Innovative that serves libraries in more than 60 countries.” 

Speaking from Korea where he is leading a 5-day trade and investment mission, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD said: “This is a very welcome announcement by this dynamic US tech company. Supporting more companies like this to locate and expand in Ireland is a key part of our Action Plan for Jobs. I wish Innovative every success with this project”.
 
Welcoming the expansion, Barry O’Leary, CEO IDA Ireland said “Innovative Interface’s EMEA HQ in Dublin is a key strategic division within the parent company delivering support, development and hosting solutions for the EMEA market.  The company’s decision to expand here is an endorsement of Ireland’s attractiveness to overseas companies as a location of choice for EMEA activities.”
 
Innovative Interfaces originally established its EMEA HQ in Dublin in August 2012.  The company is located in George’s Quay Plaza, Dublin and currently employs 25 people in customer and technical support, software development, system analysis and finance.  
 
About Innovative
Innovative (www.iii.com) is dedicated to providing leading technology solutions and services that empower libraries and enrich their users worldwide. Innovative offers the broadest and most complete portfolio of library automation products on the market today. Innovative's flagship library services platform, Sierra, is the most rapidly adopted product in library automation history.  Headquartered in Emeryville, California, Innovative serves thousands of libraries in over 60 countries and has offices around the world.


Media contacts

Innovative – April Mitchell, Director of Marketing, 001 510-496-3888
IDA Ireland – Gillian Kelly, Media Relations Executive, 087 1789893
 

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