Tim Davies: CEO, Westchester Group UK
Tim Davies is CEO of Westchester Group UK, comprising Westchester Publishing Services UK Ltd, River Editorial, and Westchester Education UK & International. His previous positions include Managing Director at The History Press, Sales Director at Oxford University Press and Faber & Faber, Key Account Director at Baker & Taylor UK, plus various non-exec and interim roles, including Chairman at Authoright PR, and Director at Compass IPS.
Tim has a business development, sales, and marketing background, and has extensive experience across multiple sectors including education and edtech, academic, trade and literary publishing, author services, PR, and distribution.
Tim also holds a PGCert in Executive Coaching and Mentoring, gained at Oxford Brookes, and is proud to be a mentor on the Independent Publishers’ Guild Mentor Programme.
Julie Willis: Editorial and Pre-Press Director, River Editorial
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Rosie Stewart: Editorial and Pre-Press Director, River Editorial
Rosie has been working in publishing since 2009 after graduating from the University of Exeter with a first-class degree in English Literature with French and German Studies. After establishing a firm foundation in academic production and editorial services as team leader at Florence Production, Rosie transitioned to journal management at Elsevier.
While overseeing the editorial and production processes for a portfolio of Elsevier's academic journals, Rosie was also involved in the testing and rollout of a bespoke customer services portal, interactive reporting tools, and ground-breaking workflow processes to streamline and expedite article publishing. Rosie also trained and mentored several intakes of new staff and interns.
After moving back to book production in 2017, Rosie formed River Editorial with Julie Willis in 2020, working with a portfolio of academic and education clients to provide exceptional project management and editorial services. Her roles have included project management, production services, editorial services, supplier management and business development.
River Editorial was acquired by Westchester Publishing Services UK Ltd in March 2021.
Mona Tiwary: Director of Publishing Services, New Delhi
Mona joined Westchester Publishing Services in 2015 as the Business Head of our New Delhi facility, dedicated to managing and growing the India Direct full-service business by partnering with production and marketing teams to identify and execute services that bring unparalleled value to customers.
Mona is an accomplished professional with nearly 20 years of experience in producing a multitude of print and digital products for top publishers catering to the US and UK markets.
Prior to joining Westchester, Mona was at Cenveo Publisher Services and MPS Limited, where she worked on nearly every discipline and for all market segments for books, including School, Higher-Ed, Academic, and Trade, working with the project management and marketing and sales teams, quickly transitioning with her employer’s needs to directly manage new and existing customer relationships.
She spent five years with one of their biggest clients, leveraging her editorial and management background to service a growing customer base, and leading the team to the cutting edge of service excellence.
Dilip Chacko: Founder & Managing Director, Antares Publishing Services, Chennai (Westchester’s wholly owned composition subsidiary)
Dilip founded Antares Publishing (now a wholly owned subsidiary of Westchester Publishing Services LLC) in 2002 and grew the company and its capabilities to include pagination in 3B2 for journals, TeX/LaTeX for books, data conversion and XML/HTML requirements, and ePub.
Dilip’s focus, management skills, and publishing acumen were integral to ensuring that Antares provides the best quality that is delivered out of India. Dilip started a career in advertising as a management trainee and in 1998, rising to become Senior VP in general management at J Walter Thompson.
Dilip earned an Economics degree from Kerala University and a Management degree in Marketing and General Management from Bombay University.
Terry Colosimo: Director of Operations, USA
Terry joined Westchester in 2002, beginning her career in the Composition Department. Prior to Antares Publishing becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of Westchester Publishing Services LLC, Terry was integral in migrating their workflows to be reflective of the accuracy and efficiency of Westchester’s own processes.
In 2015, Terry was promoted to Director, Operations and is responsible for overseeing operations in Westchester’s US and India-based facilities. Her combined experience over her career, especially working closely with compositors and printers, ensures that Westchester provides high levels of service and delivery for each of its clients.
Prior to joining Westchester, Terry was the Production Manager of Digital Products at Greenwood Publishing Group. Terry earned her bachelor’s degree in English from Stonehill College and her Master’s in English from Northeastern University.
Tyler Carey: Chief Revenue Officer, USA
Tyler joined Westchester in 2014 and is responsible for generating new revenue and strengthening the relationships with Westchester’s US clients. Tyler’s technical expertise combined with his people skills enable him to thoroughly understand his client’s objectives, helping them secure the best solution to meet their needs. Key Westchester partners supported by Tyler include American Society for Microbiology, Crooked Lane, The MIT Press, Twelve Tables Press, and Brookings Institution Press.
Tyler has worked in publishing and technology for over 20 years, with a background including work at Wolters-Kluwer and Harris Connect. His roles have included account management, sales, marketing, product development, social media management, and technology consulting. In 2017, Tyler was promoted to Chief Revenue Officer, overseeing Westchester's US sales, marketing, and business development efforts as well as the growing staff supporting those initiatives.
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