New Hope Natural Media announced the appointment of Jim Wagner as Director of Business Development of the New Hope Supply Network. Wagner is an accomplished industry veteran offering more than thirty years of business-to-business publishing success with magazines within the food, beverage, nutrition, packaging and cosmetic/personal care industries.
In this newly created position, Mr. Wagner will oversee all sales and business development operations for New Hope’s entire Supply Network including: Functional Ingredients magazine, NPIcenter, SupplyExpo, Nutracon and the Nutricosmetic Summit.
Wagner is charged with achieving full Network products integration resulting in customized comprehensive business solutions for ingredient and service companies.
“We are thrilled to have Jim join our team, furthering our goal of building a world-class supply channel media portfolio,” offered Len Monheit, Executive Director of New Hope’s Supply Network. “He brings exceptional expertise and deep understanding of the complex dynamics of this ever-changing media landscape. We are highly confident Jim’s proven leadership will undoubtedly provide innovative business solutions to our clients and drive the Supply Network to new and exciting places.”
“Leading the Supply Network through change and growth is an incredible opportunity,” said Jim Wagner. “The products are primed to be leveraged for developing effective integrated media programs, and I look forward to working with the Network’s team to build an industry leading portfolio.”
Former group publisher of Canon Communication’s Nutritional Outlook and Appliance Digital, Mr. Wagner was also previously the chief Editor at O&B Communications and the Editor-in-Chief of Food Engineering International. He is actively involved in several trade organizations including the Council for Responsible Nutrition and frequently speaks at industry meetings. He has a BS Industrial Engineering from SUNY at Buffalo.
About Supply Network and New Hope Natural Media
New Hope’s Supply Network builds the business of suppliers and service providers in the global nutrition industry by providing customized integrated media solutions to connect with manufacturers including trade shows, conferences, a print magazine and online resources.
New Hope Natural Media (www.newhope.com), a division of Penton Media Inc., is the leading media resource and information provider for the natural, organic and healthy products industry, with print, in-person/event, and e-business products and services. As the leading, independent, business-to-business media company, Penton knows business and how to create and disseminate the vital content that moves markets. Penton is where professionals turn to gain the critical insight, expert analysis, and relevant connections needed to compete and succeed. Headquartered in New York City, the privately held company is owned by MidOcean Partners and U.S. Equity Partners II, an investment fund sponsored by Wasserstein & Co., LP, and its co-investors. For additional information on the company and its businesses, visit www.penton.com.