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February 10, 2016 5:16 PM ET


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, Chief Executive Officer, Editor-In-Chief of Detroit Business, Automotive News, Automo and Editorial Director of Plastics News, Rubber & Plastics News, Tire Business
President and Editor-in-Chief of Advertising Age, Crain Chicago Business, Crain New York Business & TelevisionWeek
Age: 77
Vice President of Finance
Executive Vice President of Operations
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Crain Communications, Inc. Key Developments

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.

Crain Communications, Inc. Announces New Promotions

Brennan Lafferty, publisher of Plastics News, has been named a vice president of Crain Communications Inc. The board of directors of Crain announced the promotion on Dec. 17. The announcement the promotion will bring additional strength to the Crain executive team and is a recognition of the work he has done to grow the Plastics News brand. Lafferty also is head of the Crain Global Polymer Group brands in the United States and Europe. He has been publisher of Plastics News since July 2013. Prior to joining PN, he had been publisher of Waste & Recycling News since 2011. In addition, Julie Brown has been promoted to group audience development director for the Crain Global Polymer Group. She now will be supporting the Akron, Ohio-based Polymer Group publications: Tire Business and Rubber & Plastics News. This new management role will be in addition to her current management responsibilities for Plastics News, Plastics News China, Plastics News Europe, Plastics & Rubber Weekly, European Rubber Journal and Urethanes Technology.

Crain Communications Inc Announces Management Promotions

Crain Communications Inc. announced that Publishers Jason Stein of Automotive News and Brennan Lafferty of Plastics News have been promoted to vice presidents. Mr. Stein has been named vice president after overseeing Automotive News as publisher and editor since May 2013. Mr. Lafferty also was named vice president for his leadership roles as publisher of Plastics News and head of the Crain Global Polymer Group brands in the United States and Europe. Publisher of Plastics News since July 2013, Mr. Lafferty oversees the U.S.'s leading plastics publication, and is responsible for the overall management and sales. Mr. Stein directs editorial and commercial operations for the publication.

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