Publishing Veteran Ron Wall Leaves UBM Canon Following Acquisition
Publishing veteran Ron Wall will be leaving his post as senior vice president of publications at UBM Canon, effective Dec. 15. Wall joined UBM recently when UBM acquired Canon Communications from Apprise Media. In the restructuring that followed the acquisition, Wall's responsibilities would have been diminished, and both Wall and CEO of UBM Electronics & UBM Canon (publishing division) Paul Miller say that Wall's departure was friendly and mutual.
"UBM and Paul Miller have been first class since our first due diligence meetings way back in July. UBM Canon will continue to prosper and grow under the new leadership team, which is very strong," says Wall, who started his publishing career in business magazine ad sales in 1978, and throughout his 33-year career to date, has served as executive vice president at Ascend Media, and sales, sales manager, publisher, vice president and president at Intertec Publishing, a Primedia company.
"I'd like to thank Ron for his professional approach to the acquisition and post-close integration work," says Miller. "... The portfolio post the acquisition was the smallest he had managed in many years, and it made sense to restructure the management team. Everyone at UBM wishes Ron the very best as he pursues the next chapter in his career."
As for his immediate plans, Wall says, "The last 18 months have been quite busy for me professionally and personally, so I'm going to take a short break and enjoy another California winter. I know there are many opportunities for me to build what we built at Canon over the last three years, so I'm far from saying 'good-bye' to b-to-b."
Steve Corrick will take over as vice president/executive director of UBM Canon (publishing business).