PennWell Corporation provides business media, event, and marketing communication services to customers worldwide. It publishes print and online magazines and newsletters; and petroleum, electric power, and about PennWell books; maps; and fire engineering books and videos. The company also engages in the trade show business that offers mutual brand support, combined marketing, package selling, and editorial contributions to conference content and quality, and strategic market guidance. In addition, it offers advertising services through video, audio, online animation, Websites, and digital editions; and marketing solutions, such as marketing strategy and implementation, database marketing, pr...
1421 South Sheridan Road
Tulsa, OK 74112
Founded in 1910
PennWell Corporation Announces Management Changes
Sep 23 15
PennWell Corporation announced the retirement of Robert F. Bob Biolchini as President and Chief Executive Officer and the election of Mark C. Wilmoth to succeed Biolchini as President and CEO. Biolchini has been PennWell's President and CEO since April 1, 2000 and Wilmoth has served as its Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer for the past 11 years. PennWell also elected Biolchini as chairman of its board of directors, and he will remain on the Company's executive committee, as announced by outgoing Chairman Frank T. Lauinger, who becomes vice-chairman. Based in Tulsa since its inception in 1910, PennWell is a privately held company in the fifth generation of continuous family ownership. Three members of the fifth generation of the family who have been involved on PennWell's board of directors were also elected to its executive committee, which meets several times a year. They are Thomas A. Biolchini, Frank T. Lauinger, Jr., and Kathleen A. Lauinger. Thomas Biolchini, son of Bob and Fran Biolchini, is an attorney and partner with Stuart, Biolchini Law Firm based in Tulsa, vice-chairman of Bank of Jackson Hole, and vice chairman of Valley National Bank. Frank T. Lauinger, Jr., the son of Frank Lauinger, is vice president of brand and content strategy for a leading New York investment bank. Kathleen A. Lauinger, the daughter of Tony and Phyllis Lauinger of Tulsa, is an attorney and partner with the firm of Withrow, McQuade & Olsen, LLP in Atlanta. Additionally, John M. Cesarz, son-in-law of Tony and Phyllis Lauinger, was elected to the board of directors. John is managing director of Miller Buckfire & Co. based in New York. Prior to joining PennWell in January 2004 as Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer, Wilmoth was Chief Financial Officer of Magellan Corporation, a GPS technology company based in Santa Clara, California. He remained with the company following its acquisition by Thales Navigation. A native of Idabel, Oklahoma, Wilmoth has over 30 years of financial management experience including serving as Chief Financial Officer at Lowrance Electronics in Tulsa from 1988 to 2000, where he met and worked with Bob Biolchini who was legal counsel for Lowrance.