At the beginning of February Johannes Buchmann took the reins as Senior Manager for Journal Production in De Gruyter's Production Department. Mr. Buchmann previously held various positions at the German publisher Springer Verlag, including the position of production manager for Springer Medizin. He was also previously the head of production at the European Professional Publishing Group (EPPG), and, most recently, head of purchasing for the EPPG subsidiary Compact Verlag.
As Senior Manager for Journal Production Alexander Faust played a key role in developing and shaping De Gruyter's Journal Production Department. Since joining De Gruyter in January of 2009, Mr. Faust has been a crucial driver of path-breaking changes at the company. Mr. Faust switched to the position of Senior Manager for Book Production on 1 September 2012.
"De Gruyter will benefit greatly from Johannes Buchmann's expertise and experience in the production of professional journals and in the development and implementation of new standards and improved processes," says Gregor Messmer, Director of Production at De Gruyter. "At the same time we're pleased to have Alexander Faust as a superb and experienced team leader in the area of book production."