He replaces Morris Ballen, who had served
as president since 1972. His father, Ivin Ballen, founded Disc Makers in 1946.
Van Veen joined Disc Makers in 1987 as a sales and marketing associate. His
business prowess and insight into the independent music industry quickly led
him to oversee the company's sales, marketing and account management
operations. Under his direction, sales grew exponentially as the company
continued to reinvent itself into a leading optical disc manufacturer for
independent artists, filmmakers, and businesses.