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Steve Willett Joins Allen Press as Sales Executive

Steve Willett Joins Allen Press as Sales Executive

LAWRENCE, Kan.—December 15, 2021—Allen Press, Inc. is pleased to announce Steve Willett has joined its team as Sales Executive. Willett will focus primarily on sales development of scholarly publishing services.

Willett is an experienced online and print publishing expert who comes to Allen Press with extensive knowledge of XML-based publishing workflow solutions and how to leverage them to meet fast-changing publishing needs.

“Steve’s industry knowledge and decades of experience make him an excellent addition to our scholarly publishing services team,” said Mark Kohlhase, Allen Press CEO. “He’s dedicated to customer service, understands clients’ needs and how to meet them by creating streamlined workflows and other custom solutions. This will be invaluable as the publishing ecosystem continues to evolve.”

Prior to joining Allen Press, Willett served as a publishing technology specialist and group leader with KnowledgeWorks Global Ltd. where he designed XML-based publishing workflows for an array of publishing clients for many years. Earlier in his career, Willett held roles in commercial print operations including digital prepress where he specialized in automating preflight and workflow systems.

Willett says he is excited to join Allen Press in part due to the potential he sees to maximize Allen Press’ partnerships with industry platform leaders Aries and Silverchair. Allen Press offers PeerTrack, a manuscript submission and peer review system, based on Aries’ Editorial Manager. Allen Press launched Meridian, an online platform powered by Silverchair, in 2020.

“I look forward to working with scholarly clients to leverage the impressive systems, services, and solutions Allen Press has to offer, which includes website and composition template design, association management, peer review, composition, online hosting, and printing,” Willett adds.