CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio—Rubber & Plastics News has made changes on its editorial and sales staff.
Erin Pustay Beaven has been promoted to the position of managing editor, while Christine Zernick has been named sales director for the publication.
Pustay Beaven brings more than 15 years of print and digital journalism experience to her new role. She joined Crain Communications Inc. in May 2016 as online content editor for Rubber & Plastics News and its sister publication Tire Business. In that position, she managed RubberNews.com and TireBusiness.com, helped with multimedia initiatives and oversaw the brands' social media accounts.
As managing editor, she will help Editor Bruce Meyer oversee the day-to-day flow of RPN's news operations, with responsibility for both the print issue and digital platforms.
Prior to joining Crain, Pustay Beaven was editor of The Suburbanite family of publications, which printed weekly and served communities in the Akron and Canton, Ohio, areas. She also spent eight years at The Independent, a local newspaper in Massillon, Ohio, where she covered education and health, and served as a general news and feature writer.