About Us

Founded in 1950, Auto-Graphics, Inc. is a Library Management and Sharing Software serving customer’s needs and technology to improve, assist, expand, and engage the communities they serve. Auto-Graphics was the first to provide Cloud based library resource management to library consortia, in 1994. For over 60 years, Auto-Graphics has sustained growth in carefully targeted directions, using the most state of the art tools and good old-fashion business relationships. Our focus on industry requirements, high standards, product warranty, technically oriented staff, and service ability have all contributed to the success we see today.

Continuous Innovation Since 1950

Management Team

Paul Cope

Ontario, CA

President

Paul is responsible for leading the strategic development and vision in his role as President. During his more than four-decade tenure with the company, he has played an integral role in developing viable software solutions across a range of markets including library, publishing, aerospace and manufacturing. Before his current responsibilities as President he successfully directed the development effort of the Library Management Platform as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Prior to acting as CTO, he was involved in a variety of different capacities throughout the organization including development, project management, marketing and operations. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Production/Operations Systems with a minor in Computer Science, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from California Polytechnic University, Pomona.

Albert Flores

Ontario, CA

Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Albert has a track record of over 29 years in successful software sales, project management, and administration focused on providing library automation solutions for a variety of market verticals. Prior to acting as Vice President of Sales, he was involved in a variety of different roles throughout the organization including project management, system administration, and marketing. His team’s sales efforts have resulted in the Library Management Platform being implemented in more than 10,000 libraries throughout North America throughout his tenure with the company. Additionally, Albert has been involved in some of the company’s largest resource sharing system sales, including implementations in Texas, Wisconsin, Kansas, Mississippi, New Jersey, and Oklahoma. Albert holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from Azusa Pacific University and a Masters of Arts (MA) in Organizational Management from Azusa Pacific.

Cheryl Slinkard

Ontario, CA

Chief Technology Officer
Cheryl has over 25 years of experience managing the software development process. For the last 13 years, in her CTO role, Cheryl handled the development and deployment process for a successful start-up SaaS application company that now serves more than 10 million unique users globally, executing $100 million in revenue per month.

Cheryl has also been successful in working with two other software-based companies that had product issues and has launched multiple new SaaS applications with several other businesses.  She describes herself as “insanely passionate about her customers and ensuring that the company strives to build a product and service that enhances their experience, as well as their customer’s, and makes their lives easier”.

Oliver Weiler

Ontario, CA

Director of Information Technology

Oliver has more than 19 years of system and network administration experience. He has a degree in computer science from the University of California, Riverside, graduating with honors. Oliver joined A-G in 1997, rebuilt the networking infrastructure, and currently maintains the servers and networking equipment that keeps customer services functioning reliably. He is now responsible for database administration of all databases housed within A-G’s servers and at the SuperNap. As the Director of Information Technology, he guides the maintenance of A-G’s uninterrupted “24/7” operation.

Bryan Straight

Ontario, CA

Controller

Bryan has over 30 years’ experience in the field of financial accounting. Over the last 25+ years, he has served as Controller in various international, multi-billion-dollar corporations, who are world leaders in the building materials/construction and manufacturing industries. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from University of California at Irvine and a MBA from Golden Gate University. As Controller at Auto-Graphics, he is responsible for all financial aspects of the organization.

Myrna Gagnier

Ontario, CA

Director of Customer Service and Quality Assurance
Myrna joins Auto-Graphics with over 30 years of IT experience and has managed client satisfaction for Fortune 500 software solution companies and government contractors.  She has worked closely with QA, Customer Service, Software Development and Release Management departments.  Myrna was chairperson for the Southern California Quality Assurance Association (Los Angeles) and holds a Sigma Green Belt. Myrna is certified through the American Software Testing Qualifications Board, enabling her to apply quality principles to Customer Service and Software Quality Assurance.

Ted Koppel

Atlanta, GA

Product Manager, VERSO - Technical Services

Ted has served in the technology and technical services industry for over 31 years. Prior to joining Auto-Graphics, he served as the chief product developer for the UnCover online index and delivery system for CARL Corporation. He has also worked for several other companies in the ILS industry, including Ex Libris and The Library Corporation. Ted was also the Assistant Director for Technical Services at the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library (32 branch urban public library system). He holds a Bachelor of Science from Georgetown University and a Master of Science (MS) in Library and Information Science from Case Western Reserve University.

Debbie Hensler

Pittsburgh, PA

Product Manager, SHAREit - Customer Services

As Auto-Graphics’ SHAREit Product Manager for Customer Services, Debbie leads the SHAREit user group and works on training materials. Debbie’s background as a Technical Services Librarian, Library Systems Specialist, and most recently as the HSLC SHAREit Trainer for the State of Pennsylvania has prepared her well to step into her new role. As a skillful systems trainer, presenter, and technical writer, Debbie has conducted SHAREit/ACCESSPA training for HSLC statewide services (ILS, ILL, and databases) via in-person and webinar formats for staff at over 2500 public, academic, school and special libraries. Adept at developing procedural training materials including course outlines, exercises, videos, and self-paced courses, Debbie is experienced with facilitating user group meetings, updating users on system changes, new procedures, and providing best practices. Debbie holds a B. S., summa cum laude, in Library and Information Technology from the University of Maine at Augusta.

Alexandra Winzeler

Boston, MA

Product Manager, SHAREit - Technical Services

Since her start in libraries in 2009, Alexandra has worked at a variety of historic and cultural institutions such as the Boston Athenaeum, Harvard Fine Arts Library, and the William Morris Hunt Memorial Library at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.  Prior to her work at Auto-Graphics, she served as the Member Services Manager at the Fenway Libraries Online consortia office and the Project Manager for the Commonwealth Catalog, Massachusetts statewide ILL system (which uses SHAREit).  Alexandra earned her Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from Simmons College and Bachelors of Fine Arts from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, in affiliation with Tufts University. As Auto-Graphics’ SHAREit Product Manager for Technical Services, Alexandra communicates software upgrades and training to the SHAREit user group, works with the sales team to perform technical demonstrations, and composes user stories used in development and product enhancement.