Business News Publishing (BNP) II, LLC, has acquired Supply House Times from Cahners Business Information. BNP is the owner of the country's leading PHC contractor magazine, Plumbing & Mechanical (PM), which is reunited with Supply House Times after nearly 10 years of separation.
As part of BNP, Supply House Times also joins the plumbing industry's top specifier publication, PM Engineer (PME), and the PHC Profit Report newsletter, six-time winner of national honors.
"The integration of Supply House Times completes a leadership goal we established in 1991 when we purchased PM," said Tim Fausch, Construction Division publishing director. "BNP can best serve the plumbing market by providing complete coverage of all buying influences within the industry. Adding Supply House Times allows plumbing product and service marketers to reach 30,000 wholesalers/distributors/reps, PM's 45,000 contractors and PME's 25,000 specifiers."
"Supply House Times fills a void we've felt for years," said group publisher and former Supply House Times staff member George Zebrowski. "Countless times we'd be at trade shows and wholesalers would request subscriptions to a publication of PM's quality, but written to their needs. Now, we can fulfill those requests. After 10 years, I'm thrilled to again represent Supply House Times."
"I started my industry career on Supply House Times in 1977 and I've missed covering that portion of our industry," said newly appointed editor Jim Olsztynski. "I look forward to working with the Supply House Times staff to reinvigorate the editorial content and help the magazine return to its preeminent position among industry publications. We'll be using every possible resource to assure that wholesalers, master distributors and reps embrace Supply House Times and its Web site as their No.1 information sources."
Group publisher George Zebrowski is a 32-year veteran of the publishing field, with 28 years spent serving the plumbing industry, including eight years with Horton Publishing Co., the original owner of Supply House Times. George is based in Windsor, Mass., and can be reached at 413/684-1447 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
John Schrei has been named publisher of Supply House Times. John is a 16-year publishing veteran, with six years in the plumbing field. John is based in Des Plaines, Ill., and can be reached at 847/297-3563 or SchreiJ@aol.com.
Jim Olsztynski has been named editor of Supply House Times. Jim has been an award-winning writer and editor for more than a quarter-century, with 23 of those years spent serving the plumbing industry, including the staff of Supply House Times from 1977-83. Jim is based in Des Plaines, Ill., and can be reached at 847/297-3714 or email@example.com.
Pat Lenius takes over as managing editor of Supply House Times. She is a 23-year veteran of the publishing field, including the last two with Supply House Times. Pat is based in Des Plaines, Ill., and can be reached at 847/297-3459 or PatALenius@aol.com.
Kelly Faloon becomes senior editor of Supply House Times. She has spent 13 years in the publishing field, including the last three years with Supply House Times. Kelly is based in Des Plaines, Ill., and can be reached at 847/297-3634 or KLFaloon@aol.com.
Tim Fausch adds Supply House Times to his duties as Construction Division publishing director. Tim is a 19-year veteran of trade publishing, including more than 10 years serving the plumbing field. Tim is based in Troy, Mich., and can be reached at 248/244-6448 or firstname.lastname@example.org.