We are proud and excited to announce the latest addition of three new members to the PLG team! Philippe Willems, Ph.D. is joining us as a manager of translations and Justin Suevel as a project manager. With their skills and expertise, they will be focusing on improving the quality of our translations and the scope of our abilities as translators.
Philippe is a former Associate Professor of French from Northern Illinois University, where he was hired to teach translation and a vast array of language/culture courses. He brought his love for technology into the classroom by introducing e-learning, dubbing, subtitling, and multimedia localization to his students. He also holds a Ph.D. in French studies from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Philippe has been a colleague, teacher, friend, and neighbor to people from over 70 countries. He shares his time between the US, his native France, and Japan, and is part of a trilingual household.
Justin recently graduated from the University of Illinois, with a Bachelor’s degree in German and Commercial Studies as well as a Certificate in Translation. He spent his junior year studying abroad in Vienna, Austria where he greatly improved his language skills as well as his knowledge of many European cultures. Justin contributes many useful skills and attributes to the PLG team including, translation theory and practice, knowledge of European cultures and languages, attention to detail, client relations, sales, a great sense of humor, and his natural good looks. Some of his hobbies include reading, soccer, football, video games, hiking, and long walks on the beach.
We are very excited to welcome these three new individuals with such strong backgrounds in translation and language. Bienvenue! Willkommen! Congratulations and welcome to PLG!