New York--Reed Elsevier Group plcâs Reed Business Information (formerly Cahners) announced Monday that Joe Tessitore has been appointed managing director of the companyâs publishing group, which includes Publishers Weekly
. Previously, Tessitore served as president of Grolier/Scholastic Publishing. Fred Ciporen, VP-group publisher, will continue to oversee editorial work within the publishing group. Both Tessitore and Ciporen will report to Tad Smith, president of Reed Business Informationâs media division.