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By Kent Larsen

Signature Books Announces Management Change

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH -- The start of a new foundation by Signature Books publisher George D. Smith has led to a management change at the academic Mormon publisher. Longtime Signature associate publisher Gary Bergara will become the managing director of the new Smith-Pettit Foundation, and the associate publisher position will be filled by Bergara's associate and collaborator Ron Priddis, until now the company's marketing director.

The new foundation was formed to foster research in Mormon history and in other related areas, and owns two-thirds of Signature Books. The other third is owned by Signature's publisher, George D. Smith, through a holding company that also owns and renovates historic houses in downtown Salt Lake City.

In his new position, Priddis will act as primary editor for the manuscripts that Signature Books publishes and manage the workflow in the office. He will be replaced as marketing director by Tom Kimball, an industry veteran who has worked at both Deseret Book and at used and rare book dealer Benchmark Books. Kimball was most recently involved in the start-up of leatherbound collectible publisher Greg Kofford Books.


Changes at Signature: Good Bye to Gary, Hello to Tom
Signature Books News Release 2Jan01 A4

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