Crain promotes three editors in PN Global Group

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Akron, Ohio—Crain Communications Inc. announced Monday that Robert Grace has been promoted to editorial director of the PN Global Group, which includes three print publications, five websites, seven e-newsletters and multiple events. Grace had been editor of Plastics News since its founding in 1989. He will continue in his role as associate publisher-conference director for Plastics News.

Crain also announced that Donald Loepp, formerly Plastics News managing editor, has been promoted to editor of Plastics News. Additionally, Crain announced that David Eldridge, editor of PRW, will take over as editor of European Plastics News.

Eldridge succeeds Chris Smith, EPN editor-conference manager, who is leaving to join a market research and consulting firm. The PN Global Group plans to hire a new PRW editor, but has no current plans to fill Loepp's vacant managing editor position.

“We're fortunate to have the talent and experience in-house to make such changes,” KC Crain, VP-group publisher, said in a statement. “And moving these three into new roles offers the opportunity to take a fresh look at how best our various titles should attack the large and increasingly global plastics market.”

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