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 (jpeterman.com ) 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
(petermanseye.com ) 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 (shopzilla.com) and uSwitch (uswitch.com), 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 usanetwork.com & scifichannel.com) as well
the company's electronic commerce business, HSN (hsn.com). 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
(petermanseye.com ), 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 jpeterman.com, or email us at
SOURCE The J. Peterman Company