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  • Publisher, VP

    Email: 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...

  • Executive Editor

    Email: 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. He held that position until being...

  • Reporter

    Email: 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,...

  • Senior Washington Reporter


    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...

  • Rubber & Plastics News Staff


  • Online Content Editor

    Email: Office:  330-865-6106

    Erin brings more than 10 years of journalism experience and a background in social media to her new role, in which she will focus on enhancing, monitoring and managing the websites and social...


  • Sales Manager

    Email: 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...

  • Display Advertising Representative

    Email: 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...

  • Classifieds Sales

    Email: Office:  330-865-6117

    Brooke Stender is the new Classifieds Sales Representative and Whole Sale Directory contact for Rubber & Plastics News. For the last 8 years she worked as the Litigations Manager for the Law...

  • Sales Assistant and Trade Show Coordinator

    Email: 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...


  • Digital Editorial and Advertising Specialist

    Email: Office:  330-865-6123

    As a graduate of The University of Akron, Mr. McCarron majored in integrated marketing and communication. Previously, Mr. McCarron was a part-time intern handling digital content for Tire Business ...


  • Assistant Tradeshow Manager

    Email: Office:  330-865-6112

    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...

  • Marketing & Events Manager

    Email: 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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