GW's new home in St. Louis!

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GW in St Louis has moved to new offices!  Our new offices are in a high-design modern facility in Lakeside Crossing at 2290 Ball Drive in Maryland Heights, Missouri 63146.
 

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Originally developed in 2008, Lakeside Crossing Business Campus in Westport is home to Enterprise Holdings, WorldWide Technologies, Parents As Teachers, State Farm Mutual Insurance, Fox-TV-Channel 2 & 11, Johnson Controls, and now GW!   

 

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Our new facility is colorful, open, and flexible – with a layout that incorporates collaborative workspaces, focus rooms, video conferencing space, social areas, a bright cafeteria, exercise room, and other amenities.


This relocation is the capstone on our transformation into a content and creative service organization, and is designed to attract and retain talent and promote informal collaboration, all key reasons we decided to relocate. 

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Our infrastructure includes a new Cisco network core, high-bandwidth fiber internet, state of the art business continuity and information security, cloud services deployment, and robust wireless access to provide secure mobility. 

Please contact any of us if you will be in, or around St. Louis. We would love to show off our new digs!

 

The GW team

Ashish Gulati named General Manager of GW Tech Pvt. Ltd.

Ashish Gulati

Ashish Gulati

St. Louis, Missouri, USA – Graphic World, Inc. a global comprehensive knowledge and learning solutions provider that offers a wide range of services, today announced that Ashish Gulati has joined its India-based division, GW Tech Pvt. Ltd., as General Manager – Operations.

Ashish has over 20 years of leadership experience in operations management, process engineering, and publishing services, bringing high-quality value-added services to some of the world’s leading STM, Higher Education, and University publishers.

He has a great track record in mentoring and developing team members, satisfying customers, and improving top-line and bottom-line growth through partnership with sales & marketing and development of new services. He has also been very successful at driving continuous improvement and cost savings throughout the organizations he has worked for, including garnering a number of valued awards along the way. He is himself a certified Six Sigma Black Belt, ISO & OHSAS Auditor, and certified ACE (ITO University) Silver Belt

His last two assignments were with two of India’s largest publishing service suppliers, leading their operations for over 10 years. His proven ability to scale and transform operations to meet customer and business requirements makes him a valuable asset as Graphic World scales to deal with the high business growth it is expecting.

Ashish commented, “I am really excited to join the Graphic World family and look forward to being part of the great new story. Graphic World has done tremendously well to continually adapt, change and grow with the publishing industry’s requirements and there is so much to do here. Graphic World’s onshore-offshore value proposition works in a unique way and there are many opportunities I am eager to dive into.”

Ashish is a native of Chandigarh and holds a B.E. degree in Industrial/Production Engineering from the National Institute of Engineering, Mysore University, with 1st Class.

For more about Ashish, see his LinkedIn page.

Punit Dhandhania to become Business Development Advisor to Graphic World, Inc.

Punit Dhandhania

Punit Dhandhania

St. Louis, Missouri, USA–Graphic World, Inc. a global comprehensive knowledge and learning solutions provider that offers a wide range of services, today announced that Punit Dhandhania of Pondicherry, India will become Business Development Advisor to the company on May 1, 2016.

Punit has over 25 years of leadership experience in the knowledge and publishing space and has brought high-quality value-added services to the likes of Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, Elsevier, Lexis-Nexis, Wiley, Hachette and many others.

Punit is a leader with vision and high personal values, and he is a strong mentor of senior professionals. For the past 10 years, Punit has been very successful in aiding publishing services businesses and their customers in an advisory role. Prior to that he built his own well-known service company and operated it for 15+ years before it became part of SPi Global.

As GW’s Business Development Advisor, Punit’s role will be to help grow business in existing services and in new directions, meeting with customers and prospects in the US, EU, and Asia while visiting GW offices in the US and India from time to time.

Punit commented, “I look forward to working with Graphic World and, along with the terrific team they have, strive to bring a new generation of growth in this digital age where fantastic new opportunities are emerging across the entire content life-cycle.”

Punit holds a BSc degree in Computer Science from the prestigious Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education in Pondicherry, India. For more about Punit, see his LinkedIn page.

And for more about Graphic World Inc., see our web page.

GW Publishing Services Update

We have been very fortunate at GW over the years to be able to expand our service offerings, and because of this, we have outgrown our former structure in our Publishing Services department. (A problem we are happy to have!)

Given our continued growth and expansion, we have reorganized our Publishing Services department into teams that focus on our core services:

  • Content development
  • Publishing production
  • Journals services

Our Publishing Services Management Team

Suzanne Kastner has been managing the Publishing Services group since 2002 and continues to manage this growing area of our company as a whole. In addition to these responsibilities, she oversees our content development team, which provides writing, development, and instructional design services to publishers and other educational providers.

With a background in instructional design and research-based design principles, Suzanne has proven to be a dynamic force at Graphic World as she is in the forefront of our new offerings to customers. Suzanne is passionate about creating content that is not only accurate and clear but that aligns with learning objectives and results in learning.

 

Tracy (Grace) Burgess is now leading our publishing production team, which provides project management and editorial services (editing, proofreading, and indexing) to a variety of publishers and global information providers.

Tracy has a long history in publishing, working in book production, customer service, and journals editorial and production.

Prior to taking on her current role, Tracy managed GW’s journals services team, which provides project management and editorial services to journal publishers. During her tenure, she was instrumental in streamlining processes, improving service, and implementing an accelerated training program for a growing journals team.

Tracy is passionate about providing customer-first service and is a true collaborator, always looking for ways to improve processes.

 

Carolyn Abram is the new manager of our journals services team. After joining GW as a journal manager, Carolyn quickly became an indispensible part of the team, taking on numerous leadership roles out of the gate.

One of Carolyn’s key accomplishments was her critical role in the successful implementation of our comprehensive journals staff training programs. In addition, as a first adopter of new technologies and workflows, she commonly finds herself leading the way in developing best practices for the staff. 

In her new role, Carolyn is excited to continue focusing on training and staff development and growth and  while ensuring we are providing outstanding service and quality to our clients.

 
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BIGNY News

GW awards at the prestigious 29th Annual

New York Book Show!!

Last week, Tom Gaskill and Rob Carangelo attended the Book Industry Guild New York Book Show, which is one of the largest award venues for book publishers in the United States. This event encourages, recognizes, and celebrates excellence in book production and design.

Publishers enter their best work to be judged in many categories.

Our customer, W.W. Norton, entered in several titles, and won top awards, including two titles that Graphic World played a part in creating.

Tindall: America, the Essential Learning Edition, an Andy Ensor project, won first-place honors. GW-St. Louis worked on the composition.

Compositor: Graphic World

Compositor: Graphic World

Tom and Andy Ensor

Tom and Andy Ensor

And a first place for cover design went to Ginsberg: We the People 10e, a book where GW-Tech worked on the composition and some ancillary products on with Ashley Horna.

Tom and Ashley with the winning cover

Tom and Ashley with the winning cover

 Congratulations to W.W. Norton on the high honors and thanks to everyone involved for contributing to the success of these titles!

gw tech has moved

We are pleased to inform you that the GW Tech office has moved to a new location. Our new address and contact details are as follows:

GW TECH PRIVATE LIMITED

ATRIUM BUILDING,
Plot No: A-45, Zone-C, 2nd Floor
Industrial Area Phase-VIII B
Mohali, Punjab,
India 160 059
Office: +91 172 3006100
Fax: +91 172 3006128
www.gwinc.com

Please note that our office phone and fax numbers remained the same.

The new location has up-to-date equipment that will enable us to improve our services and respond to our customers demand in a timely manner. The layout is divided into the following main areas:

Office Area: The office is 9875 sq. ft., and is welcome to clients. The office includes a reception area, meeting room, workstations and office support spaces, including a cafeteria. We strive to make our office as comfortable and friendly as possible.

Parking area - Parking is available during your visit.

GW Tech’s continued goal is to be your number one partner, to provide you the best quality at a competitive cost.

Welcome to our new location in Chandigarh Tricity (Mohali).