Baker Academic announces key hires Print
Written by Taylor Berglund   
Thursday, 24 September 2015 11:18 AM America/New_York

baker-published-group-logoBaker Publishing Group announced Monday that the company hired Bryan Dyer as New Testament acquisitions editor for the Baker Academic division, Jeremy Wells as marketing director, and Eric Salo as project editor.

Dyer previously served as marketing director for Baker Academic and Brazos Press. He received his Ph.D. from McMaster Divinity College and earned his degrees from Denver Seminary and Calvin College.

Jim Kinney, editorial director of Baker Academic and Brazos Press, commented on Dyer’s hiring.

“We are very pleased to welcome Bryan Dyer as our New Testament acquisitions editor,” Kinney said. “In recent years, he has been leading our marketing department while finishing his Ph.D. He has consistently demonstrated keen intelligence and sound judgment, traits that he will now apply to helping authors develop quality manuscripts.”

Wells was previously the national accounts manager for Baker Publishing Group. Wells holds an M.A. degree from Wheaton College and a B.A. from William Tyndale College.

David Lewis, executive vice president of sales and marketing, said he was proud to have Wells on his team.

“Jeremy Wells has been an asset to Baker Publishing Group’s sales and marketing team for nearly 10 years, so we are thrilled that he will be taking on more leadership in this new role,” Lewis said.

Salo previously served as a pastor in Tucson, Arizona, and prior to that, worked for more than six years as an editor with Lawyers & Judges Publishing. Salo holds an M.Div. degree from Fuller Theological Seminary and a B.A. in English literature from Ball State University.

Managing Editor Brian Bolger explained how Salo would help the department.

“Eric is a strong addition to our editorial department,” Bolger said. “His experience and background will enhance our group and help us continue to provide quality editorial service to Baker Academic and Brazos Press authors.”