Editorial

  • Dave Zielasko

    Publisher, Publisher, VP

    Email:  dzielasko@crain.com Office:  330-865-6131

    Dave was named publisher of RPN in November 2004, but he has worked with Crain Communications since March 1985 when he joined sister publication Tire Business as assistant managing editor. He...

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  • Bruce Meyer

    Executive Editor

    Email:  bmeyer@crain.com Office:  330-865-6124

    Bruce joined Rubber & Plastics News in 1988 as an assistant editor. He later served as labor editor and senior editor before being named managing editor in 1995. In that role he manages the daily...

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  • Don Detore

    Managing Editor

    Email:  ddetore@crain.com Office:  330-836-9180

    Don has been a journalist for more than 35 years. He joined Rubber & Plastics News in 2013, shortly after concluding a 27-year career with The (Canton) Repository, including 25 years in...

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  • Mike McNulty

    Senior Reporter

    Email:  mmcnulty@crain.com Office:  330-865-6115

    Mike started as a reporter for Rubber & Plastics News in 1998 after working for several years as a writer/editor for a group of magazines and newspapers in Ohio. Mike began his career with the...

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  • Chris Sweeney

    Reporter

    Email:  csweeney@crain.com Office:  330-836-9180

    Sweeney spent the last two years at the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram, a daily newspaper in Elyria, Ohio, where he was a sports copy editor and page designer. He also covered high school sports,...

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  • Jennifer Karpus

    Reporter

    Email:  jkarpus@crain.com Office:  330-836-9180

    Jennifer most recently worked for about two years as an editor for PR Newswire Association L.L.C. Prior to that, she served as a reporter for Cleveland-based Sun Newspapers from November 2009 to...

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  • Miles Moore

    Senior Washington Reporter

    Email:  mmoore@crain.com

    Miles started as an assistant editor of Rubber & Plastics News in 1977, shortly after graduating from Ohio University with a bachelor's degree in journalism. In 1980, he was transferred to...

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Advertising

  • Brent Weaver

    Sales Manager

    Email:  bweaver@crain.com Office:  330-865-6119

    Brent has more than 25 years of sales/management experience. He joined Rubber & Plastics News as classified sales manager in 1998 after working as a classified sales rep for sister publication...

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  • Pete McNeil

    Display Advertising Representative

    Email:  pmcneil@crain.com Office:  330-865-6109

    Peter McNeil is a Rubber & Plastics News display advertising representative. McNeil, who is based in Akron, has more than 10 years of experience in business-to-business publishing and advertising...

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  • Brooke Stender

    Classifieds Sales and Wholesale Directory Representative

    Email:  bstender@crain.com Office:  330-865-6117

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  • Lori DiFrancesco

    Sales Assistant and Trade Show Coordinator

    Email:  ldifrancesco@crain.com Office:  330-865-6121

    Lori joined Crain Communications in 1995 as the Rubber & Plastics News/Tire Business editorial assistant. In 2004 she added responsibilities with the sales staffs for both publications. Assisting...

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Digital

  • Alaina Scott

    Online Manager

    Email:  ascott@crain.com Office:  330-865-6129

    Alaina Scott joined Tire Business and its sister publication Rubber & Plastics News in Akron Feb. 1, 2010, as the Web site coordinator for both publications. Alaina, who most recently served as...

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Events

  • Sally Dietz

    Assistant Tradeshow Manager

    Email:  sdietz@crain.com Office:  330-836-9180

    Sally Dietz is the assistant manager for trade shows for Rubber & Plastics News and sister publication Tire Business. She has 13 years of experience in show and event planning, as well as...

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  • Sarah Arnold

    Marketing & Events Manager

    Email:  sarnold@crain.com Office:  330-865-6169

    Sarah Arnold joined Tire Business and Rubber & Plastics News as marketing and events manager in 2013. Prior to that, she managed marketing and assisted with events for Penton for more than 14...

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Audience Development

  • Abbe DeMaio

    Audience Development Manager

    Email:  ademaio@crain.com Office:  330-865-6106

    Abbe earned her MBA from the University of Miami in 1997, has held several senior level marketing positions, including her most recent role as DeVry University’s metro marketing director for ...

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Production