Summit Business Media Names Stephen J. Grande as Senior Vice President of Operations & Manufacturing

NEW YORK, Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Summit Business Media, a leading business-to-business media company serving the insurance, financial services, legal and investment advisory markets, today announced that it has named Stephen J. Grande as Senior Vice President of Operations and Manufacturing.


Grande brings a wide range of print, digital and production experience to Summit. For the past ten years, he was Vice President/Sales at Fry Communications Inc., working to provide publishers with a broad set of services in print, direct mail, and mobile and web media. In that role, Grande worked with a wide range of companies in the development of strategies, practices and product offerings that address customers' changing needs.

Steve Weitzner, Summit Business Media's CEO, said, "We look forward to Steve bringing fresh ideas to our organization that will help us achieve our goals of better serving our customers, developing our product excellence and efficiency, and transforming Summit into the leading provider of business information and customer solutions."

Grande said, "Summit has a great portfolio of brands and, equally important, a demonstrated commitment to providing its audiences with information, data and events that address their needs across a full range of delivery platforms. I look forward to working with Steve and his senior management team in maximizing Summit's value as a leader in B2B media and information."

Prior to his work at Fry Communications, Grande headed Grande + Associates, Inc., providing management advice and consulting for publishing and media operations. Some of his clients included McKinsey & Company, The Atlantic Monthly, MIT/Sloan Management Review, Lillian Vernon Corporation, The Semiconductor Industry Association, Bertelsmann and various private equity firms.

Grande had also served as VP/Manufacturing at CMP Media for over ten years and, earlier, as Director of Manufacturing at McGraw-Hill for almost ten years. He was a recipient of Publishing & Production Executive Magazine's Publishing Executive 1998 Hall of Fame Award.

About Summit Business Media
Summit Business Media is the leading B2B media and information company serving the insurance, financial, legal and investment advisory markets. Summit strives to be "The Next Generation of Business Information" for executives and practitioners by providing breaking news and analysis, in-depth practice management strategies, business-building techniques and actionable data. Summit services the information needs of its customers through numerous channels, including digital, print, and live events. For more information, please visit

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