CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- CCI Media has named Harry Urban publisher of FDMC Magazine. Urban has served as business development director since joining Woodworking Network in December 2016.
Urban, a woodworking industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience in business-to-business publishing, trade shows and conferences, was formerly editor and publisher of Wood & Wood Products, and a senior vice president with Vance Publishing. While traveling extensively throughout North America and overseas to visit and report on wood products manufacturing facilities and events, Urban oversaw the launch of a number of media products in the woodworking industry.
“Harry brings a great deal of experience to the position and is ideally suited to head the world’s largest professional woodworking magazine. For decades, Harry has nurtured the respect and admiration of suppliers and readers alike. His knowledge and skill set will be a valuable asset to the organization in his new role,” said Tim Fixmer, president and owner of CCI Media, who relinquishes the FDMC publisher post to focus on leadership of the CCI Media corporate team and further business development for the company.
As part of this reorganization, CCI Media announced additional Woodworking Network staff updates:
Engelman joins WWN
Ken Engelman has joined the team as market manager in the Northeast. As a seasoned sales executive, Ken brings with him in-depth experience with both the woodworking industry and great customer service.
Rogier rejoins WWN
Effective April 2, 2018, Emily Rogier will re-join the Woodworking Network as market manager serving the Western territory. Emily has an excellent reputation for her outstanding customer service and creative problem solving as a former member of WWN.
These changes allow Laurel Didier, publisher of Closets & Organized Storage magazine, to dedicate her full attention to growing the Closets & Organized Storage brand which includes the publication, newsletters and Cabinets & Closets Conference and Expo show management. Didier also oversees international business and custom media projects.
Will Sampson continues as FDMC editor of FDMC and the entire content team remains in place.
CCI Media is a business-to-business media company focused exclusively on the industrial wood products manufacturing markets. CCI Media’s flagship publication, FDMC magazine, circulates monthly in print and digital formats. CCI Media also publishes the quarterly Closets & Organized Storage Magazine. Woodworking Network is the umbrella brand for the combined portfolio of wood manufacturing print, digital, and web products and industry events operated by CCI Media.
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