The Presbyterian Publishing Corporation (PPC) has hired two new staff members as part of a focused effort to increase sales in the trade, academic, and children’s book markets.
Joining PPC as a sales representative is Richard Wisniewski, whose veteran sales career spans thirty years, particularly in technical and specialty markets. He has worked with publishers such as Electronic Arts, Macmillan, Tudor, McGraw-Hill, and Elsevier, and his experience includes sales to some of PPC’s most important accounts, including Barnes & Noble, Baker & Taylor, and Amazon, as well as numerous academic accounts. Richard will work remotely from his home located outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but will be in the Louisville office regularly. His main areas of focus will be making sales calls to independent, academic, and specialty stores across the country.
Also joining as a sales representative is Bill Gnegy, who has worked in denominational publishing his entire career. He spent many years with the United Methodist Publishing House, where he was instrumental in the marketing of their 1989 hymnal. Most recently he was employed by Church Publishing Incorporated, publisher of the Episcopal Church, where he was marketing manager in charge of all product lines, including digital products, church supplies, Christian education, and worship materials. Currently living in Denver, Colorado, Bill plans to relocate to the Louisville area in the coming months. His focus will be making sales calls to various bookstores and helping to sell the Glory to God hymnal to churches.
“PPC is very fortunate and extremely excited to have two highly experienced publishing professionals like Richard and Bill join our team,” said Marc Lewis, PPC’s President and Publisher, about the new hires. Both Richard and Bill will begin work on February 13.
The Presbyterian Publishing Corporation is the official denominational publisher of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). With a publishing heritage that dates back more than 175 years, PPC publishes approximately sixty titles each year and maintains a backlist of more than 2,100 titles that are sold throughout the world. PPC publishes its trade and academic books under the Westminster John Knox Press imprint.