SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanstar Communications, Inc., a leading worldwide media company providing integrated marketing solutions for the Fashion, Life Sciences and Powersports industries, announced today that it has appointed Ron Wall to fill its newly created position of Executive Vice President, Pharmaceutical/Science.
With the recent additions of the Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Administrative Officer roles, this new position is another step in the evolution of Advanstar, as we continue to build on our vision of identifying new opportunities for growth and to improve value for our customers.
In his role, Ron's focus will be to combine Advanstar's CBI conference business and Pharmaceutical business, by tapping into the resources of both in order to accelerate their growth to realize their full potential.
Ron brings with him over thirty-three years of B2B media company experience, with extensive expertise and knowledge of sales, marketing strategies, digital media, production, trade shows and acquisitions in the Pharmaceutical industry. He previously served as Senior Vice President of Publishing at Canon Communications. His achievements there included delivering significant revenue increases in digital media, webcasts, e-newsletters and the launch of QMED.
Advanstar Communications, Inc. (www.advanstar.com) is a leading worldwide media company providing integrated marketing solutions for the Fashion, Life Sciences and Powersports industries. Advanstar serves business professionals and consumers in these industries with its portfolio of 141 events, 60 publications and directories, 233 electronic products and Web sites, as well as educational and direct marketing products and services. Market leading brands and a commitment to delivering innovative, quality products and services enables Advanstar to "Connect Our Customers With Theirs." Advanstar has approximately 750 employees and currently operates from multiple offices in North America and Europe.
SOURCE Advanstar Communications, Inc.