Just learned that the awesomely energetic Bev Acreman will join BioMed Central as Commercial Director! As we all remember, Bev comes to BioMed Central from Taylor & Francis, where for 14 years! she has played a significant role in growing the company to its present position as a major player in STM publishing. With the proven success of the open access publishing model, BioMed Central is experiencing rapid growth in manuscript submissions, has many exciting new products in development, and sees many opportunities for exciting partnerships and relationships with academic institutions, libraries, and societies. In her new role, Bev’s extensive previous involvement with learned society journal publishing will be a major asset as BioMed Central continues to develop its own rapidly expanding society publishing program. Speaking of her appointment Beverley said “I’m tremendously excited to be joining BioMed Central and am passionate about driving the business forward. I am looking forward to working with authors, institutions and societies alike to help them realize the huge potential of open access”.