Manufacturing AUTOMATION welcomes new associate publisher
April 12, 2021 By Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Manufacturing AUTOMATION is pleased to announce Kathryn Swan as associate publisher.
She is responsible for the multi-platform sales strategy of all Manufacturing AUTOMATION properties and for growing the brand in the Canadian industrial automation market.
An experienced media publishing and sales professional, Swan has held leadership roles at several B2B/B2C companies. Most recently, she served as group brand director and publisher of the Convenience group at Ensemble IQ, which included Convenience Store News Canada, Octane, ActualitésDépanneurs and CCentral.ca.
Previous roles included managing director and publisher of the Automotive Group at Newcom Media (CARS, Jobber News, L’automobile and autoserviceworld.com) and national sales director at TC Media’s Consumer Solutions Group and French Business Group (Canadian Living, Elle Canada, Style at Home, The Hockey News and Les Affaires).
Swan also spent several years at Rogers Communications where she was publisher of technology sector brand, Channel Business, and later MoneySense magazine. Her focus throughout was building properties that went beyond the traditional media landscape, including successful launches in digital, awards, and events.
“I am very excited to have Kathryn join the Manufacturing AUTOMATION team,” says Paul Grossinger, group publisher at Annex Business Media.
“She is an experienced B2B media professional who will develop and introduce innovative ideas to the market. I know she will work with our editor, Kristina Urquhart, to expand and strengthen our long-established brand in Canada’s manufacturing sector.”