Element K Names Industry Veteran Krause CEO

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<p><strong>Rochester, N.Y. &mdash; Oct. 18</strong><br />Element K, a provider of learning solutions, services, and training content, is undergoing a change in senior leadership with Paul Krause assuming the role of chief executive officer. </p><p>Krause replaces Stephen Hoffman, CEO of Element K since 2004, who is leaving to pursue other professional interests.<br /><br />Krause became president of Element K in October 2006, with responsibility for sales and<br />operations of all the business units of the company. Prior to that, Krause was executive vice president of development and operations, overseeing the expansion of Element K&rsquo;s e-Learning library to more than 2,800 courses, the development of its learning platform KnowledgeHub and the introduction of numerous learning services.<br /><br />&ldquo;Paul is a proven leader at Element K, having managed the company&rsquo;s transition to a<br />comprehensive learning solutions provider beginning in 2004, and the smooth integration of<br />Element K and NIIT in 2006,&rdquo; Chairman Vijay Thadani said. &ldquo;As a recognized leader in training and development, Paul introduced learning innovations that have set new standards in the e-Learning industry. <br /><br />”Our customers continue to be impressed by the dedication to quality and innovation demonstrated by everyone at Element K. Paul&rsquo;s elevation to the position of CEO will now help Element K realize its full potential.&rdquo; <br /><br />The company is celebrating its 25th year in the business of delivering superior learning products and services to many of the world&rsquo;s best companies. <br /><br />With early roots in classroom training delivery and courseware publishing, Element K has added online content libraries, custom content development services and an on-demand learning platform to become a preeminent e-Learning solutions supplier. <br /><br />&ldquo;The possibilities for Element K in corporate training and development and learning outsourcing are limitless,&rdquo; Krause said. &ldquo;We have an exceptional leadership team &mdash; truly the best in the industry &mdash; and a very talented staff of development, service and sales professionals. Our organizational experience and technological assets position Element K for rapid growth in our markets.&rdquo; </p>

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