Dreis Van Landuyt
Dreis will admit to 25 years in the business, the last ten as the president of VGL. Prior to that, he worked for several major publishers in different capacities including sales, editorial, marketing, and digital deliveries. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan. When not overseeing day-to-day operations of VGL, he is with his family and dogs in the kitchen or at the gym swimming, biking, and doing any other exercise that helps fend off the onset of middle age.
Named after the first man on the moon, Neil is always aspiring to translate the voice of the customer into products and services. He also bears the wounds of years in the business and has a lot to show for it, including establishing the best-selling 4LTR Press brand that generated millions in sales and became an industry standard for student-centric publishing. An Indiana University English graduate, Neil is non-stop, especially when partnering with his wife to build or fix anything around the house.
Creating and designing is in Hillary’s DNA. At VGL she immediately translated that passion into her work in the sciences. With her early projects in A&P and biology, she now works across the curriculum completing complex projects while always delivering excellent customer service.
Perfection drives Brenda and serves her authors very well. She also freely and easily works in all the disciplines but has a real knack for understanding the chemistry discipline. She’s always eager to jump in with an idea and is constantly striving for better customer solutions.
Getting and keeping authors on schedule is an incredible strength of Maria. She may have honed this skill working with thousands of pages of deadline driven tax content every year! Not afraid of a challenge, she works effortlessly with first time publisher teams in any area.
Through constant exploration and research, Janelle continues to build her creative skills and knowledge in design and academics. Janelle is not only passionate about designing, but is dedicated to working closely with her authors to bring their ideas together. Janelle’s work is highly varied, and ranges from designing simple illustrations to producing complex textbooks. She is a committed team member, and is the first to step in when any of her coworkers need an extra set of hands on a project.