Sales Department

Each of our sales managers is prepared to help you purchase the right books for your customers. Please contact us if you would like information about using our catalogs in Edelweiss, an interactive and comprehensive online cataloging service.

Eerdmans offers competitive discounts to teachers, librarians, churches, and bookstores. We look forward to helping you take advantage of these savings. Please contact the sales manager in your territory for more information. If your state is not listed below, please contact our department coordinator by e-mail.

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Bob Hetico

Director of Sales

Although sales director Bob Hetico came to Eerdmans most directly from another publishing house (InterVarsity Press) he has spent most of his career as a bookseller, having owned and managed an independent Christian bookstore for more than twenty-five years. It was in that role that he first came to know and respect the sales team he now leads: “The Eerdmans reps were always some of the most knowledgeable, best read, and friendly folks in the business,” he recalls. “Their goal was to understand me and my customers and never to try to up-sell me anything that would not get them invited back into my store.” When he’s not reading or working, Bob, a Wisconsin native, enjoys fishing and kayaking, cheering on the Green Bay Packers, and playing the part of his alter-ego — Santa Claus — during the holiday season. Learn more about Bob on EerdWord, the Eerdmans blog.

Jerry Arends

Field Sales Manager

Phone: 678-520-7238
Contact Jerry by e-mail.

Jerry Arends is a 20-year veteran of the Eerdmans sales department. Prior to his time at Eerdmans, he attended seminary, taught in a pastor’s training institute in Nigeria for five years, and managed the Calvin Seminary Bookstore. He enjoys getting outdoors whenever he can — hiking and biking in the mountains of north Georgia and North Carolina near his Atlanta home — and (what else?) reading, especially history books that explore the clash of world cultures and clever mysteries featuring thoroughly jaded detectives.

Sales Territories:
  • National ABA and CBA chains
  • Bookfairs
  • Select independent bookstores
Tom DeVries

Subsidiary Rights Manager

Phone: 616-459-4591 ext. 551
Fax: 616-742-6111
Contact Tom by e-mail.

Tom DeVries has worked at Eerdmans since 2001, first in the warehouse and eventually in his current position. Having grown up on the mission field in the Philippines and Guam, he is passionate about everything international, and the years he spent working alongside his parents at Faith Bookstore in Guam gave him an early interest in the international book business. To keep up with the latest news, Tom has a habit of trying to read between five and ten international newspapers every day.

Natalie Kompik

Field Sales Manager

phone: 616-459-4591 x551
Contact Natalie by e-mail.

Natalie Kompik comes to Eerdmans with a background in ministry and higher education. A series of historical novels and a sixth grade unit on archaeology inspired her love for the ancient world at a young age, prompting her to study classics as an undergrad and later complete an MDiv from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. Natalie worked most recently in student development and residence life at Cornerstone University, where she also taught as an adjunct instructor of the New Testament. She has a penchant for learning dead languages (three so far), and she enjoys kitchen experiments and good meals, especially those featuring ethnic foods.

Sales Territories:
  • Midwest
  • West