Canadian Publishing Industry News
6 May 2022,     TORONTO
Annex acquires CPECN
Annex Business Media has bought Canadian Process Equipment and Control News (CPECN), a B2B media brand focused on Canada’s process and control industry. Former owner and publisher Rob Sommerville is staying on to run this brand and also take on Annex’s own Industrial Process Products & Technology (IPP&T).

            CPECN editor Mike Edwards remains with the brand. IPP&T will be merged under the CPECN brand, creating the sector’s most comprehensive audience.

“This acquisition makes perfect sense for Annex,” says Martin McAnulty, group publisher and vice president of sales, who worked with Rob on the deal and will manage the combined brands in his group. “The business model is very similar to ours. Rob has done a tremendous job building the CPECN brand, which has a loyal audience reach that includes print, digital and events from coast to coast to coast.”

            IPP&T associate publisher Stephen Kranabetter moves to become the associate publisher of Canadian Plastics, while editor Don Horne is now editor of Crane & Hoist as well as digital editor of Rock to Road.


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