David Hetherington, COO, Klopotek North America, Inc., USA

David Hetherington is Chief Operating Officer of Klopotek North America, Inc. Prior to joining Klopotek, Mr. Hetherington was most recently the Vice President of Academic Merchandising and Publishers Services for Baker & Taylor, the world’s largest wholesaler of books and entertainment products.
Prior to joining Baker & Taylor, Mr. Hetherington held senior positions in Operations and Finance with some of the publishing industry’s leading organizations including Simon & Schuster, Readers Digest, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, and Columbia University Press as well as KPMG’s Media & Entertainment consulting practice.
Mr. Hetherington holds a BS from Thomas Edison College in business administration and accounting and an MBA in Corporation Finance from Farleigh Dickinson University. He is a frequent speaker at publishing industry events (such as the Publishers’ Forum in Berlin, organized by Klopotek) as well as regular contributor to Book Business Magazine.