Manheim Transportation Expert Sue Boehlke Named Vice President, Market Leader, of Penton's Automotive and Trucking Group

Brings Extensive Digital and Operations Experience to Develop New Automotive and Transportation Focused Digital and Data Products

Jun 16, 2014, 09:00 ET from Penton

NEW YORK, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Penton, a leading professional information services company, today announced that Manheim digital and operations transportation executive Sue Boehlke has been named Vice President, Market Leader of the Automotive and Trucking Group.  Boehlke brings extensive industry experience in the automotive and transportation marketplaces to this position.

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Boehlke will be based out of Penton's Atlanta office and will report to Sanjay Mutha, Senior Vice President, Technology Division and Penton Marketing Services.  In this role, Boehlke will be responsible for driving the vision and strategy for the Automotive and Trucking Group and will lead, develop and launch new digital and data products.  The Penton Automotive and Trucking Group is the business information hub for the transportation industry, including brands such as:  WARD'S Auto World, WARD'S Dealer Business, WARD'S Information Product, Fleet Owner, FleetSeek, American Trucker, Trailer/Body Builders, Bulk Transporter and Refrigerated Transporter.

Mutha said, "Sue's unique expertise in the automotive and transportation industries will jumpstart our ability to differentiate our solutions for our customers and allow us to capture growth across our markets.  This is yet another example of Penton hiring the right people with the right industry expertise.  We are thrilled to welcome Sue to our team."

Most recently Boehlke was the Senior Vice President, Products and Processes at Manheim, a global $3 billion company, which is the #1 vehicle remarketing company in the world via its digital and bricks-and-mortar channels.  At Manheim, she successfully led the digital transformation of the Enterprise Solutions Group.  Prior to that, she was Senior Vice President of Operations for and played an integral role in their growth strategy and product development.

About Penton

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.

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