Nadia Askar is the managing editor of both Plumbing & Mechanical and Reeves Journal. Originally hired as associate editor for all four magazines within BNP Media’s Plumbing Group — Plumbing & Mechanical, Supply House Times, PM Engineer, and Reeves Journal — her position morphed more into primarily working on PM while assisting the other three brands as needed. Askar will continue in certain key parts of her role with PM while leading the direction of Reeves Journal’s new RJ 2.0 quarterly print and eBook products, as well as the implementation of its overall digital strategy. Askar joined BNP Media’s Plumbing Group in November 2013.
Longtime consultant and well-respected speaker Dirk Beveridge is leading the movement of change, innovation and transformation throughout distribution. His new book “INNVOVATE! How Successful Distributors Lead Change In Disruptive Times” is now available at www.dirkbeveridge.com. Contact Dirk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hank Darlington, owner of Darlington Consulting, writes several monthly articles for magazines, teaches seminars, and offers a full range of small business consulting services to kitchen and bath dealers, distributors and manufacturers. Hank Darlington was inducted into the Hall of Fame by the National Kitchen & Bath Association in April 2004. He can be reached at 2010 Granite Bar Way, Gold River, CA 95670. Phone: 916/852-6855, fax: 916/852-8866, e-mail: email@example.com.
Dan is the hydronics contributing editor for Supply House Times. He operates the popular www.HeatingHelp.com web site where you'll find just that - Heating Help. Post your technical challenges on The Wall bulletin board and get input from some of the best in the business. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org. He loves hearing from you!
Longtime industry consultant Bruce Merrifield is an expert on high-performance service management and is one of the most successful turnaround advisors for wholesale-distribution companies and channels. Each month Bruce will answer your distribution-related business questions here.
Mike Miazga is the Group Editorial Director for BNP Media’s Plumbing Group. He oversee oversees the editorial content and direction of the Plumbing Group’s four brands (Plumbing & Mechanical, PM Engineer, Reeves Journal and Supply House Times) and their associated print and digital products, including the dedicated Radiant & Hydronics and Bath & Kitchen Pro websites, as well as six eNewsletters.
In his ninth year at BNP Media, Miazga originally was hired as senior editor of Plumbing & Mechanical and PM Engineer before taking over chief editor duties at Supply House Times in 2011. In addition to his role as editorial director, Miazga continues as Supply House Times chief editor and the editor of the American Supply Association’s PVF Outlook eNewsletter. Supply House Times is the official publication of ASA.
Miazga started his career in newspapers at the age of 19 and has more than 25 years of newsroom, management, editorial and public/media relations experience, and is a former high-school baseball and golf head varsity coach.
Michael Place is the training director for Dakota Supply Group and the chairman for DSG’s Safety and Wellness Focus Group. He also serves as a member of ASA’s Safety Committee and participates in industry and nonindustry organizations promoting safety, training and continuing education. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Suzette Rubio is the Web Content and Engagement Manager for BNP Media’s Plumbing Group. She is also the new products editor for Supply House Times. Rubio oversees the magazines’ websites for the Plumbing Group’s four brands (Plumbing & Mechanical (PM), PM Engineer (pme), Reeves Journal (RJ 2.0) and Supply House Times), including the dedicated Radiant & Hydronics and Bath & Kitchen Pro websites. She also manages the Plumbing Group’s social media pages on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google+ and LinkedIn.
In her 10+ years at BNP Media, Rubio originally was hired as associate editor of Supply House Times before taking over the digital duties and online presence of the Plumbing Group in 2008.
Rubio previously was assistant editor at Mintel International and worked on In the Field, a publication of the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago.
Jim Wheeler has been in the HVACR industry for more than 25 years. He has worked in contracting, for supply houses, and for national equipment manufacturers. He has served as an industry teacher on technical topics, and as a writer and editor. He has conducted seminars on building control standard protocols. He is currently available to speak or teach at industry events. You may contact him via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.