2010 Publishing Executive Hall of Fame Inductees Announced; First-time Ever Honorary Inductee Named
Publishing Executive and Book Business magazines have announced the 2010 Inductees into the Publishing Executive Hall of Fame, the industry's most prestigious awards recognition for excellence in book and magazine publishing production and manufacturing. Now in its 21st year, the Hall of Fame recognizes several outstanding individuals each year for their achievements in manufacturing and production, and for their significant contributions to the magazine and book publishing industries.
This year's inductees are:
- Bill Amstutz, director of publishing operations and strategic planning, NewBay Media
- Ken Brooks, senior vice president, global production and manufacturing services, Cengage Learning
- Michael Lonier, CIO, executive vice president of operations, The Deal
And this year, for the first time ever, an Honorary Induction is being awarded to:
- Robert M. Sacks, aka BoSacks, Partner, mediaIDEAS, and President, Precision Media Group
ABOUT THE INDUCTEES
As director of NewBay Media's publishing operations and planning, Amstutz oversees NewBay's production of more than 40 publications and show dailies, 30 daily and weekly e-newsletters, three expos and more than 50 custom publishing efforts annually. He has worked with NewBay since 2007. He was former managing partner of Strategic Media Operations consultancy, and chief audience officer at BizBash Media, a publisher of venue and supplier directories, magazines and e-newsletters, Web sites, trade shows and awards shows.
Prior to that, Amstutz was senior vice president of operations for CMP Media (1991-2006); senior vice president of operations for Miller Freedman; senior vice president of audience marketing and development for CMP Media. He also held positions as senior vice president at United Business Media and vice president of production at Miller Freeman, as well as customer service manager for Prepress Assembly Inc. He is a founding member of the Publishers Production Forum, serves on Publishing Executive magazine's editorial advisory board, and has served as chair of the Publishing Business Conference & Expo.