WhatTheyThink announces the retirement of Kelley Holmes

WhatTheyThink announced today that Kelley Holmes will retire at the end of the year after thirty years of service to the industry.

Holmes joined WhatTheyThink in 2018 as part of WhatTheyThink’s acquisition of Printing News. She has since been responsible for helping integrate a print magazine into WhatTheyThink’s digital offerings. “Kelley has served the print industry media for three decades and his contribution to the growth of the WhatTheyThink business is greatly appreciated,” said Eric Vessels, President and CEO of WhatTheyThink. “On behalf of the entire WhatTheyThink team, we wish her the best.”

“It has been a pleasure working with the WhatTheyThink team over the past four years. I look forward to seeing WhatTheyThink continue its journey as the go-to source of information for the printing industry. Personally, the time has come for me to focus on my family and our personal businesses. I treasure all the friendships made over the past 30 years and will love to follow everyone on social media and other channels.

With the acquisition by Association for PRINT Technologies (APTech) in June, WhatTheyThink continues its mission to be the trusted and go-to source of information for the global printing industry. Kelley was instrumental in growing an even stronger team by mentoring, mentoring and passing on his deep knowledge of the mechanics of a publishing business. She will be missed.

The team structure will include the following roles:

  • Eric Vessels will assume the role of President and CEO, primarily responsible for WhatTheyThink’s strategic vision, revenue and strategy.
  • Adam Dewitz will assume the role of Executive Vice President and CTO, primarily responsible for defining and executing business and content strategy and leading platform development.
  • Richard Romano will continue as Editor-in-Chief, primarily responsible for managing and producing editorial content.
  • Debbie Papineau will assume the role of Client Engagement and Project Coordinator, primarily responsible for managing client projects.
  • Amy Noble will take on the role of Production Editor, Content Development, primarily responsible for content management, development, email newsletters and social media content manager.
  • Jessica Taylor will assume the role of Production Writer, Multimedia, primarily responsible for video and audio content production, editing and magazine production.
  • Stephanie Papp will continue as an account executive, primarily responsible for sales and business development.
  • Adam Goldman will continue in his recently announced role as Account Executive, primarily responsible for sales and business development.

This exceptional core operational team will be complemented by our team of highly skilled, respected and knowledgeable individual contributors on whom our members depend.

“WhatTheyThink celebrates 22 years of service to the industry this year. We are in the best position in company history to live up to our ideals of informing, educating and inspiring the global print industry,” Vessels said. “Our team is strong and collaboratively organized, which positions us well for future success.”

WhatTheyThink is the go-to source of information for the global print industry with print and digital offerings including WhatTheyThink.com, WhatTheyThink email newsletters and WhatTheyThink magazine. Our mission is to inform, educate and inspire the industry. We provide relevant news and analysis on trends, technologies, operations and events in all markets that make up today’s print and sign industries, including trade, factory , mail, finishing, signage, display, textiles, industry, finishing, labels, packaging. , marketing technology, software and workflow.

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