Hector Martinez, Hachette Book Group national accounts manager, died on July 27 after a battle with cancer. He was national accounts manager for the last four years, selling HBG and clients' children's books to Ingram and Baker & Taylor. Before joining Hachette, he worked at Random House, Simon & Schuster, Follett Educational Services and Santillana USA.
"Hector was a dear friend and valued colleague," Sophie Cottrell, senior v-p of corporate communications, said. "His customers and colleagues adored him, and Hector cherished the people who made work so much more than a job. We will all miss Hector's kindness, good humor, and steadfast friendship."