Westchester Publishing Services has formed a new division to reach the K-12 educational publishing market, naming industry veteran Kevin J. Gray to head the unit. Before joining WPS, Gray held executive posts at Cenveo Publisher Services, Mazr, Element, and MPS.

WPS currently provides product development services for clients in the trade, academic and university press categories. According to WPS president Paul Crecca, the company has been investing in new products and technologies since it became an ESOP company in 2014.

The new division, Westchester K-12 Publishing Services, will provide educational publishers support on their ELA, math, science, and social studies products. WPS will provide services such as content creation for student books, teacher guides, photo research, page design and layout, and pre-press production.

Commenting on his new role, Gray said: "As we move forward into the K-12 educational market, Westchester will draw upon the solid foundation of publishing fundamentals which have been successful in a variety of markets, allowing the company to grow and further meet the needs of our diverse customer base."