Overland Park, Kan.—Ascend Media announced that Tom Fogarty has joined the company in the newly created position of VP-production. He most recently held the same title at Primedia Business Magazines & Media. Previously, he worked in the printing industry at both Ringier America (now Quebecor) and W.A. Krueger Printing. Ascend said Fogarty’s hiring was prompted by the company’s recent acquisitions, including its purchase of Medical World Communications.