|For Immediate Release:||22 June 2011|
|PR Contact:||Adam Gaber
Pearson VUE names Gary Gates, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Global Business
BLOOMINGTON, Minn., June 22, 2011 — Pearson VUE, the computer-based testing business of Pearson, announced today that Gary Gates, Ph.D., has joined the company as senior vice president, Global Business.
A member of the company’s senior executive team, Dr. Gates will lead Pearson VUE’s strategic business efforts outside North America. In this vital role, he will work to incubate and grow Pearson VUE global opportunities by establishing partnerships, recommending acquisitions and collaborating with established Pearson businesses located in the United Kingdom, Europe, the Middle East, South Africa, India, China, Japan, Korea and Australia.
“Gary will be an integral part of Pearson VUE’s global efforts,” said Robert Whelan, president and CEO of Pearson VUE. “His expertise in international business and negotiations are key as we work to balance focus and opportunity in expanding our footprint beyond North America.”
Dr. Gates’ considerable experience launching international enterprises includes development, commercialization and internationalization of innovative technology for ITIS Holdings, Plc, a leading supplier of traffic and travel information. As the company’s international business development director, his work helped transform how governments, business, media and other constituents source traffic information. Prior to his work with ITIS, Dr. Gates held management positions with British Nuclear Fuels Plc and British Energy.
Dr. Gates received a doctorate degree in Computational Physics from the University of Liverpool and graduated with honors from the University of York with a B.Sc. in Theoretical Physics.
About Pearson VUE
Pearson VUE (www.pearsonvue.com) is the global leader in computer-based testing for information technology, academic, government and professional testing programs around the world. Pearson VUE provides a full suite of services from test development to data management, and delivers exams through the world’s most comprehensive and secure network of test centers in 165 countries. Pearson VUE is a business of Pearson (NYSE: PSO; LSE: PSON), the international education and information company, whose businesses include the Financial Times Group, Pearson Education and the Penguin Group.