Production Team

Atlantis Press has a high-quality team of production experts which bring together a broad range of experiences in all aspects related to the production of academic content for journals, proceedings and books. Please meet our production team below.
Gopinath Narayanan

Gopinath Narayanan

Gopinath Narayanan is the Head of Production Operations for journals at Atlantis Press. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Master of Computer Applications from Bharathidasan University in Trichy, India. Gopinath brings to Atlantis Press more than 20 years of cross-cultural experience in every facet of operations management within the publishing industry. He started his career in 1996 at Newgen Imaging System as a Quality Assurance Manager for journals production and moved to Cepha Imaging (a.k.a. Glyph International) where he progressed from Project Manager - Editorial Services to Senior Manager - Books Production to Deputy General Manager - Journals Production and Technology. When Glyph was acquired by Cenveo Publisher Services in 2010 he continued in that role until in 2011 he assumed the role of Senior Manager - Journal Operations and ultimately Associate Director of Operations in 2013. Throughout these roles Gopinath managed the supplier-publisher relationship for some of the leading academic publishing companies in the industry including Elsevier, Taylor & Francis, Oxford University Press and SAGE. Gopinath joined Atlantis Press in August 2018 and is based in Bangalore, India. His main area of focus is the design and implementation of a new state-of-the-art journals production workflow, including supplier selection and management, and upgrading of all associated system infrastructure.

Willie van Berkum

Willie van Berkum

Willie van Berkum is a long-standing member of the Atlantis Press production team with more than 25 years of experience in various aspects of production within the publishing industry. He holds a degree in journalism from the Fontys University of Applied Sciences and joined the production department of industry-leading academic publisher Elsevier in 1991. At Elsevier he held roles as Production Project Manager and later Local Application Manager for Elsevier Masson based in Paris. Willie's main areas of experience are the management of content conversion projects (including cost- and quality control), supplier management in a global production environment and project management activities in general. He joined the Atlantis Press production team during the early days of the company's existence and is currently a Production Manager responsible for Atlantis Press proceedings, a role which he continues to execute from the company's headquarters in Paris.

Laura Malone

Laura Malone

Laura Malone is one of the Production Managers responsible for Atlantis Press proceedings. She holds a Bachelor's degree (Cum Laude - With Distinction) in English Language & Literature from Stony Brook University in New York, and a certification in Computer Programming from the CHUBB Institute of Technology. Laura started her career in publishing as a Production Editor for Marcel Dekker in New York in 1990 and throughout her career also worked as a Computer Programmer, Scientific Editor, Copy Writer and English Language Teacher & Tutor. She also operated a successful travel company initially in the United States and now continues to do so in Europe. Laura joined Atlantis Press at the beginning of 2016 as a Production Assistant and after supporting the journals production for a number of months in 2018 is now part of the team which is responsible for production of the Atlantis Press proceedings portfolio. Together with the rest of that team she is based in Paris.

Basil Nyaku

Basil Nyaku

Basil Nyaku is a Production Manager for Atlantis Press journals. He holds a Master's degree in Philosophy from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and prior to joining Atlantis Press built up 18 years of experience in academic journals production. Basil started his career in the scientific publishing industry in 2000 when he joined the production department of industry-leading scientific publisher Elsevier as an Issue Manager and later became a Journal Manager from 2005 onwards. Still at Elsevier, he took up a role as Continuous Improvement Manager in 2016 where he was responsible for conducting root cause analyses related to customer queries in order to reduce query volumes and improve customer experience throughout the editorial and production workflows. Basil joined Atlantis Press in October 2018 working as a Production Manager for Atlantis Press proprietary and third-party journals supporting the new state-of-the-art journals production workflow that the company launched at that time. He also brings with him a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification and is based at the Atlantis Press office in Amsterdam.