AKRON (Sept. 22, 2010)—KC Crain has been named vice president/group publisher at Crain Communications Inc., with responsibility for Rubber & Plastics News, Plastics News, Tire Business and Waste & Recycling News, based in Akron.
He will also supervise the European-based titles of European Plastics News, European Rubber Journal, Plastics and Rubber Weekly and Urethanes Technology International.
He will continue as publisher of AutoWeek, the world's leading automotive enthusiast title.
“I am honored that both my sons, Chris and KC, find the same excitement in our company that my brother Rance and I share. They represent the third generation of the Crain family to have leadership roles at the business my dad founded in 1916,” said Crain Chairman Keith E. Crain.
“These titles represent some of the strongest brands in our company,” said KC Crain. “I am really looking forward to working with their talented staff on a variety of new initiatives.”
KC Crain was named a vice president of Crain Communications in May 2008 and publisher of AutoWeek in March 2007. He also has held the roles of associate publisher and advertising director at AutoWeek. Before that, he served as an automotive reporter for the highly respected automotive trade publication, Automotive News, and served as an early member of the Crain Communications Inc. New Media department.
A resident of Birmingham, Mich., Crain is a graduate of Denison University. He is a partner at Cornerstone Schools and is involved with the Detroit Historical Society and the College for Creative Studies.