AKRON (Feb. 15, 2011)—Brent Weaver, Rubber & Plastics News' longtime classified ad manager, has been named to the additional post of sales manager, making him in charge of all sales activities, including the International Silicone Conference.
Weaver succeeds Don Sector, who retired earlier this month.
Weaver has worked for Crain Communications Inc., RPN's parent company, for 15 years. Since 1997 he has held the classified ad manager post, and took on added responsibilities in display, Internet and event sales over the years.
As sales manager he is in charge of all RPN print and web advertising, and trade shows, such as the International Tire Exhibition & Conference and scheduled silicone, latex and hose conferences.
“It is fortunate we have such a talented, hardworking and knowledgeable person as Brent already on staff—someone who is well-prepared and eager to move RPN's sales efforts forward,” said Dave Zielasko, RPN publisher and a Crain vice president.
Weaver began his career at Crain as production manager for RPN and Tire Business. He moved to Plastics News, another Crain publication based in Akron, as classified sales representative, before rejoining RPN as classified sales manager.
Before coming to Crain he spent more than 13 years operating his own typesetting/graphics company in the Akron area. RPN and TB were among his accounts.
He is a graduate of the University of Akron.
Weaver can be reached at 330-865-6119, e-mail [email protected]