Natalie Forster recently was named the new chief editor of Supply House Times. Forster comes to Supply House Times and BNP Media’s Plumbing/Mechanical Group from Southern Trade Publications, where she has been an associate editor since 2017 on several brands, including Southern PHC and several home and real-estate publications. Forster also was the digital content director for Southern Trade Publications.
“We have seen Natalie at most of the industry shows and she has professionally covered many of the client events in our industry, so she knows most of the manufacturers, distributors, reps and buying groups,” said Dan Ashenden, group publisher of BNP Media’s Plumbing/Mechanical Group, which includes Supply House Times, Plumbing & Mechanical and PM Engineer (pme). “Natalie is a smart and concise writer, and has a strong instinct for the news in our industry.”
Forster replaces longtime Group Editorial Director and Supply House Times Chief Editor Mike Miazga, who recently started as vice president of sales and membership at the American Supply Association. Supply House Times is the longtime official publication of ASA, a relationship that dates back more than a decade. Miazga will continue to write a monthly ASA-focused column in Supply House Times.
“While I had several excellent interviews with Natalie, she also passed three editorial interview tests with Mike Miazga — not easy to do,” Ashenden noted. “So, I know she will be the perfect addition to our staff, and I know our great industry will welcome her. With the addition of Natalie and our outstanding relationship with the American Supply Association and Mike Miazga, the Supply House Times team is stronger than ever. Supply House Times provides the best-sourced, written and useful content for the wholesale-distribution market and the entire PHCP-PVF industry.”
Forster can be reached at 847-405-4019 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.