Detroit, Michigan -- K.C. Crain, 30, has been named vice president/group publisher at Crain Communications Inc, with responsibility for Plastics News, Rubber & Plastics News, Tire Business and Waste & Recycling News, based in Akron, Ohio. He also will supervise the European-based titles of European Plastics News, European Rubber Journal, Plastics and Rubber Weekly and Urethanes Technology International.
Crain continues as publisher of Detroit-based AutoWeek.
"I am honoured that both my sons, Chris and K.C., find the same excitement in our company that my brother Rance and I share. They represent the third generation of the Crain family to have leadership roles at the business my dad founded in 1916," said Keith Crain, chairman of Detroit-based Crain Communications Inc., in a company statement,
"These titles represent some of the strongest brands in our company," said K.C. Crain. "I am really looking forward to working with their talented staff on a variety of new initiatives."
K.C. Crain was named a vice president of Crain Communications in May 2008 and publisher of AutoWeek in March 2007. He also has held the roles of associate publisher and advertising director at AutoWeek.
Before that, he served as an automotive reporter for Automotive News, and also served as an early member of the Crain Communications Inc New Media department.
Crain Communications consists of 29 consumer, regional and trade brands including Advertising Age, Automotive News and Plastics News as well as four regional business titles in Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit and New York, with numerous related Web sites, events and electronic data products. It has more than 900 employees located in 14 offices worldwide.