Peter Potter joins as Vice President; Steve Fallon promoted to President of De Gruyter Inc.
July 27, 2023 – De Gruyter welcomes Peter J. Potter as new Vice President for De Gruyter’s service business and Executive Director of eBound. Peter J. Potter’s extensive experience and expertise in scholarly publishing and digital technologies make him an invaluable addition to the Boston team. Throughout his career, Peter has pioneered in embracing digital technologies in scholarly publishing and co-founded one of the earliest university-based centers for digital scholarly publishing. He launched Virginia Tech Publishing, a university publisher catering to the specific needs of the local campus community. Peter’s leadership in national and international efforts, such as TOME (Toward An Open Monograph Ecosystem), has further solidified his position as a leader in integrating scholarly book publishing into the broader information infrastructure.
In his new role as Vice President, Peter will consolidate De Gruyter’s publishing services offer to academic institutions, societies, and publishers through its imprints Ubiquity and Sciendo as well as its Publisher Partner Program. As Executive Director of eBound, Peter will oversee the strategic development and operations of De Gruyter’s not-for-profit foundation launched in 2022 and aimed at supporting mission-driven scholarly monograph publishing.
In addition to Peter’s appointment, De Gruyter is proud to announce the promotion of Steve Fallon to the position of President of DG Inc. With a deep understanding of the scholarly publishing landscape and a passion for growth and collaboration, Steve’s leadership will be instrumental in driving De Gruyter’s Boston office and the company’s growth plans in North America toward success.
“We are excited to appoint Peter Potter as Vice President and promote Steve Fallon to President of our Boston office,” said Carsten Buhr, CEO of De Gruyter. “Their collective expertise and vision will be pivotal in steering our initiatives and enhancing our position as a leader in scholarly publishing.”