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Company Overview of Crain Communications, Inc.

Company Overview

Crain Communications, Inc. operates as a trade, consumer, and business publishing company in North America, Europe, and Asia. It offers publications, newspapers, magazines, Websites, e-newsletters, Webcasts, research, data and conferences, digital products, events, marketing services, custom publishing, lead generation, and research and data products in the areas of advertising and media, automotive, healthcare, human resources, investments and insurance, and plastics and rubber. Crain Communications, Inc. has a strategic alliance with Carvajal Medios B2B. The company was founded in 1916 and is based in Detroit, Michigan.

1155 Gratiot Avenue

Detroit, MI 48207-2997

United States

Founded in 1916





Key Executives for Crain Communications, Inc.

Chairman, CEO & Editor-In-Chief of Detroit Business, Automotive News & Automo
President & COO
Age: 37
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 60
President of Staffing Industry Analysts
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2017.

Crain Communications, Inc. Key Developments

Crain Communications Inc. Announces Management Changes

Crain Communications Inc. announced that Rance will step down as president, editorial director and member of the board of directors. Rance's daughter, Cindi Crain, will also relinquish her board position. Chairman Keith Crain has appointed his sons, KC and Chris Crain, to new positions. KC will now serve as president and chief operating officer, and Chris as senior executive vice president. Rance joined the Washington bureau of Advertising Age. There he served as a reporter and assistant to longtime Advertising AgeWashington editor, Stan Cohen. Next, Rance worked in the New York and Chicago offices, becoming an Advertising Age Senior Editor and then Editor-In-Chief. His father and the founder of Crain Communications, G.D. Crain Jr., named Rance the first editor of Business Insurance, a publication the elder Mr. Crain first thought of 50 years before its launch. Rance is a member of the Advertising Hall of Fame and Direct Marketing Hall of Fame. He has served on the Medill Board of Advisors for 30 years and was a charter member of Medill's Hall of Achievement. Rance is also the recipient of the University of Missouri'sSchool of Journalism Medal of Honor. He is a former board member of Lee Enterprises, a publicly traded media company. Rance recently sold Golfweek magazine, a publication he bought independently of Crain Communications in 1990, to Gannett and USA.

Crain Communications Inc. Appoints Bob Recchia as Chief Financial Officer

Bob Recchia has been named Chief Financial Officer at Crain Communications Inc. Recchia has more than 30 years of financial experience, most recently as executive vice president and CFO at Valassis Communications Inc. in Livonia. Recchia will lead Crain Communications' overall financials, budgets, business plans and revenue-building strategies. A graduate of Wayne State University and a former auditor at Deloitte, Recchia joined Valassis in 1982 as treasurer and became CFO in 1990. He oversaw all acquisitions and joint ventures, and was also responsible for developing Valassis' tax strategies and improving its debt structure during both private and public ownership. He also served as a member of that company's board of directors.

Crain's Detroit Business Presents at Michigan Bio-Industry Growth Summit, Feb-03-2016 01:45 PM

Crain's Detroit Business Presents at Michigan Bio-Industry Growth Summit, Feb-03-2016 01:45 PM. Venue: Radisson Hotel Lansing at the Capitol, 111 N. Grand Avenue, Lansing, MI 48933, United States. Speakers: Tom Henderson, Finance and Technology Reporter.

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