NEW YORK, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Penton, a leading professional information services company, today announced that veteran technology and marketing services executive Stephen Veith will join the newly launched Penton Technology Group. The Penton Technology Group encompasses all aspects of today's IT markets from vendors, to sales channels through end users. Penton is in the unique position to allow technology executives to tap into the company's five core sectors which include agriculture, transportation, infrastructure, design and manufacturing and natural products and food.
Veith, Vice President, Market Leader, will be based in Penton's New York headquarters and will report to Sanjay Mutha. In this role, Veith will be responsible for leading the group's vision, strategy and the development of deep market relationships as well as develop and launch new digital products, conferences and insights offers. Penton Technology Group brands include: Windows IT Pro, Paul Thurrott's Windows SuperSite, SQL Server Pro, Dev Pro, Power IT Pro, iProDeveloper, SharePoint Pro, IT/Dev Connections conference, MSPmentor, Talkin' Cloud and The VAR Guy.
"Steve's two decades of experience and industry knowledge makes him a tremendous addition to Penton," said Mutha. "We are deeply committed to our technology portfolio and with Steve's assistance this group will continue to grow and innovate. We were very fortunate to find someone of Steve's caliber to fulfill this important role. I am confident Steve will play a significant role in leading this group."
With more than 20 years of experience, Veith has successfully led several successful start-up ventures and effectively engineered major turnaround and expansion initiatives. Earlier in his career, Veith was Founder and Managing Director of CIOZone.com, Founder/Publisher of Ziff Davis' CIO Insight and Baseline brands and VP/Publisher of Inter@ctive Week. Veith was also instrumental in the successful launch of Network Computing magazine.
Penton is a leading professional information services company that engages and informs millions of professionals every day, helping them grow and solve their most critical business challenges. As a provider of critical workflow solutions and insightful content, marketing services and networking, Penton helps businesses do business in five core growth markets: agriculture, transportation, natural products/food, infrastructure, and industrial design/manufacturing
Penton is a growth company with a track-record of strong performance and success and is backed by its co-owners: MidOcean Partners and U.S. Equity Partners II, an investment fund sponsored by Wasserstein & Co., LP.
For additional information on the company and its businesses, visit www.penton.com.