New York—John French, formerly exec VP of Primedia Business Magazines & Media, confirmed Tuesday that he has been named president of the unit, which Primedia Inc. has placed on the auction block. French assumes the new title with the departure of COO Jack Condon, who is said to be taking a senior management position with another media company. Andrea Goldschlager was named COO and will report to French. Condon and French had operated essentially as co-presidents, with Condon overseeing internal operations and French overseeing products and sales. "It’s a simpler management structure," French said of the new arrangement.