Founder's Son Named to Lead J. Peterman

Tim Peterman brings interactive commerce expertise to business

Mar 25, 2008, 01:00 ET from The J. Peterman Company

    LEXINGTON, Ky., March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Tim A. Peterman, an
 experienced media executive whose career has focused on building, acquiring
 and operating interactive media and commerce businesses, has been named
 president of The J. Peterman Company.
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     Peterman will succeed his father and founder of the company, John
 Peterman, in the chief operating role. John Peterman will remain active in
 the company, and become the chairman.
     Tim Peterman, 40, joins the family business after serving six years at
 The E.W. Scripps Company, a diversified media enterprise based in
 Cincinnati. In his role as senior vice president of corporate development
 for Scripps, Peterman helped guide the company's expanding presence in the
 Internet commerce marketplace.
     Peterman will leave Scripps to join The J. Peterman Company on April 1.
     "Tim is uniquely qualified to help us continue to build The J. Peterman
 Company into an innovative brand that's able to leverage the power and
 utility that the Internet makes possible for our customers," said John
 Peterman. "We couldn't be more fortunate to have him on board."
     Peterman will oversee one of the country's most recognized, specialty
 retail brands. The J. Peterman Company offers a growing range of
 interesting and unique products, including men's and women's apparel, home
 furnishings, one-of-a-kind, kitchen-ware, antiques and more. The company's
 commerce Web site ( ) and catalogue are universally known for
 their creative and entertaining writing style, as well as being sources for
 interesting and factual information about and related to the products the
 company sells. The company's recently launched content site, Peterman's Eye
 ( ) is described as "a daily brief for curious minds."
     While at Scripps, Peterman was responsible for initiating the
 acquisitions of the company's online comparison shopping services,
 Shopzilla ( and uSwitch (, and for a time
 provided operational oversight for the two businesses.
     Before joining Scripps, Peterman worked three years at Interactive
 Corp., including time spent serving as chief financial officer of the
 company's entertainment division (which included USA Network & SciFi
 Channel and its related websites & as well
 the company's electronic commerce business, HSN ( Prior to
 Interactive Corp., Peterman held senior financial management positions at
 Sinclair Communications Inc. and Tribune Company.
     Peterman, who graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1989 with a
 bachelor's degree in accounting, began his career as a senior auditor for
 Peat Marwick in Chicago.
     The J. Peterman Company is a leading lifestyle brand that has been
 dedicated to delivering interesting and factual entertainment and products
 to its customers around the globe for more than 20 years through catalogs,
 retail and the Internet. The company's recently launched Peterman's Eye
 ( ), is the company's first advertising-supported content
 site, dedicated to delivering a daily brief to curious minds around the
 world. For additional information, visit, or email us at

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