Mazin Education Hires John McHale As Chief Operating Officer

Education Industry Veteran Tapped to Lead Operations for New Education Software Developer

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Educational software developer Mazin Education has named John McHale, a twenty-year education industry veteran, to lead daily operations and develop the leadership team for the fledgling company. Mr. McHale says, "I'm thrilled to be part of Mazin Education. This is a new kind of company, developed around the needs and realities of today's education market.  Mazin Education combines product excellence with a unique business model that is more responsive and more cost effective for our clients."

A former teacher, Mr. McHale has over 20 years of executive leadership in all levels of sales, marketing, and operations. He has served as Senior Vice President, Director of Sales; Vice President of Marketing; Vice President of Global Business Planning; Vice President of Sales Operations; and Vice President National Sales Manager at McGraw-Hill and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Mr. McHale is a graduate of James Madison University and has completed graduate studies at the University of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, and New Jersey University.  In addition, he has attended numerous American Management Association seminars and conferences to keep current on best practices. 

Dr. Mariam Azin, the founder and CEO of Mazin Education, says, "John brings exactly the kind of leadership we need to take Mazin Education to our next stage of growth. He has a deep understanding of the realities of the K-12 education market, and extensive executive experience in sales and operations. But John also has a deep concern for students and teachers. He will keep our company focused not just on profits but also on educational outcomes."

Mr. McHale is already working to bring new talent on board and develop external partnerships. "We operate on an 'intellectual capital on demand' model," he says. "We're not an old-school publishing or software company. In order to stay agile, responsive and cost effective, we are leveraging 21st-century business models and tools to establish a distributed, 'best-in-class' workforce and network of strategic partners."

About Mazin Education

Founded by Dr. Mariam Azin in 2012, Mazin Education is a privately held, woman-owned business with offices in Ohio and Wyoming. Dr. Azin founded Mazin Education based on twenty years of experience in educational research and evaluation and her experiences as the founder and CEO of Planning, Research & Evaluation (PRES) Associates, Inc. Mazin Education draws together all of the resources of PRES Associates along with new talent and expertise in technology development and operations.  The new company was established to put in place the infrastructure to support large-scale deployment of the educational software solutions developed by PRES Associates. Mazin Education brings together the best of both worlds: assessment and tracking solutions built on a solid foundation of psychometric research and data collection experience, and the operational expertise to support large-scale state initiatives.

Media Contact: Laura Sammons Mazin Education, 614-563-6258,

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