In a sign of its strategic planning for long term growth, this magazine's parent company, AGiLE Business Media, has announced that Publisher and Vice-President of Business Development Gary Master will ascend to the newly-created position of chief operating officer (COO).
Master has been a part of AGiLE's leadership team since helping to co-found the company in 2003. Effective Dec. 1, the promotion will give him overall responsibility for all operations, including editorial, sales & marketing, audience development, and new business development for the company's two magazines, DC Velocity and CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly.
Master will also continue to be a key driver in sales, working closely with Group Publisher Jim Indelicato, who will continue to have management responsibility and oversight of the sales operations in his role as vice president of sales & marketing.
"We continue to see our organization as one that truly serves our market with must-have information and analysis that helps make individuals better at their jobs and makes organization better at what they do," Master said in an email. "In addition to the editorial operations we also help our business partners reach our audience with world class solutions that help them achieve better efficiencies in their operations. We all know when supply chain and logistics operations are running well the world is both a safer and better place."
Under AGiLE's new organizational chart, Master will report to Mitch Mac Donald, who remains as President and CEO with primary responsibility for management and oversight of broader company operations including business and finance.
"Gary, in concert with [Editorial Director David Maloney] has a strong and clear vision for our future, and together they will be leading us to even greater success," Mac Donald said in a release. "I could not be more pleased with the opportunities this presents, and we have full confidence Gary is the leader that can best help us exploit all these myriad opportunities for our future. Please join me in congratulating Gary as he (and we) embark on this new chapter at AGiLE Business Media."