Bill McCoy is the new executive director of the International Digital Publishing Forum, Seattle.
McCoy was GM of digital publishing at Adobe Systems. As an IDPF member, he served two terms on the association's board. He had a key role in the development of the IDPF EPUB standard as well as its forthcoming revision. EPUB is the open standard digital publication format based on XML and Web technology.
He succeeds Michael Smith, who officially departed the association in November, but agreed to work with IDPF through the transition of the new chief staff executive. Smith left to pursue other opportunities. Details: www.openbook.org.