2010 Publishing Executive Hall of Fame Inductees Announced; Cengage SVP Among Honorees
Book Business and Publishing Executive magazines have announced the 2010 inductees into the Publishing Executive Hall of Fame, the industry's most prestigious awards recognition for excellence in book and magazine publishing production and manufacturing. Now in its 21st year, the Hall of Fame recognizes several outstanding individuals each year for their achievements in manufacturing and production, and for their significant contributions to the magazine and book publishing industries.
This year's inductees are:
* Ken Brooks , senior vice president, global production and manufacturing services, Cengage Learning
* Bill Amstutz , director of publishing operations and strategic planning, NewBay Media
* Michael Lonier , CIO, executive vice president of operations, The Deal
And this year, for the first time ever, an Honorary Induction is being awarded to:
* Robert M. Sacks , aka BoSacks, Partner, mediaIDEAS, and President, Precision Media Group
ABOUT THE INDUCTEES
As senior vice president, global production and manufacturing services at Cengage Learning (formerly Thomson Learning), Brooks is responsible for the development, production and manufacturing of textbooks and reference content in print and digital formats. Previously, he was president and founder of Publishing Dimensions, a digital content services company focused in the e-book and digital strategy space.
Over the course of his career, Brooks has founded a Philippines-based text conversion company; a public domain publishing imprint; and a distribution-center based print-on-demand operation, and worked in trade, professional, higher education and K-12 publishing sectors. He has held several senior management positions in publishing, including vice president of digital content at Barnes & Noble, vice president of operations, production, and strategic planning at Bantam Doubleday Dell, and vice president of customer operations at Simon & Schuster. Prior to his entry into publishing, he was a senior manager in Andersen Consulting's logistics strategy practice.
As director of NewBay Media's publishing operations and planning, Amstutz oversees NewBay's production of more than 40 publications and show dailies, 30 daily and weekly e-newsletters, three expos and more than 50 custom publishing efforts annually. He has worked with NewBay since 2007. He was former managing partner of Strategic Media Operations consultancy, and chief audience officer at BizBash Media, a publisher of venue and supplier directories, magazines and e-newsletters, Web sites, trade shows and awards shows.