Chicago—Summit Media Group has named Joseph Angel president-CEO. Angel, most recently VP of Summit, succeeds founding partner Lloyd Ferguson, who will serve as a consultant to the privately owned business media company.
Summit, which focuses on the packaging and manufacturing automation markets, was founded as Summit Publishing Co. in 1993 and took its current name in 2010. Its brands include Packaging World, Automation World, PACK EXPO Showcase, Healthcare Packaging and Contract Packaging.
Angel, who has more than three decades of experience in business media, will retain his title of publisher of Packaging World and Contract Packaging magazines.
“Joe will provide excellent leadership for Summit Media Group,” Ferguson said. “He has a solid understanding of our business and is well-prepared to take the helm. We have an outstanding management team at Summit, and I truly believe that our people and our products are second to none in the business press.”