About Us

About Omnigraphics

The Ruffner family has a proud history in reference publishing. The library world widely recognizes Frederick Gale Ruffner Jr. as a pioneer in the industry. From humble beginnings in Detroit in 1956, Fred Ruffner and his wife, Mary, built Gale Research Company, working first at their kitchen table and then at a rented desk in the Book Tower.

In 1985, Fred Ruffner and his son Peter founded Omnigraphics. From the start, the Omnigraphics mission has been to provide authoritative and engaging reference resources to libraries and schools. Spanning the areas of biography, history, health, culture, and ready reference, our products have been consistently recognized for demonstrating the same uncompromising quality that is the hallmark of the Ruffner name.

The mission is unchanged today, even if the complexity of information and the many ways it can be consumed has changed. Omnigraphics is now part of Aggregate Intelligence, Inc, an innovative information intelligence company focused on providing high quality content and data to help people and companies make better decisions and live better lives. We are committed to high quality content, delivered in innovative and traditional ways that suit the user of that content.

About Aggregate Intelligence

Ai is an American company dedicated to using advanced information collection and origination methods, techniques and technology, to deliver high quality information to people who need it. We have products in markets including travel, retail and marketing and we are proud to continue the legacy of Omnigraphics in providing high quality reference products to library, education and business markets.