PennWell Names Klingele Oil & Gas Journal Publisher

Jan 18, 2010, 12:17 ET from PennWell Corporation

TULSA, Okla., Jan. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- PennWell Corporation, a global business-to-business publisher and organizer of conferences & exhibitions, has hired Jim Klingele as publisher of Houston-based Oil & Gas Journal, the world's leading magazine for international news and technology for the petroleum industry with over 100,000 paid subscribers and published continuously since 1902.  

Klingele will be based in Houston with responsibility for Oil & Gas Journal magazine, Oil & Gas Journal Online, and conferences & exhibitions including Oil Sands and Heavy Oil Technologies in Calgary this July, Oil & Gas Maintenance Technology in New Orleans in September, and October's Unconventional Gas event in Forth Worth.  Klingele will report to Paul Westervelt, Vice President and Group Publishing Director.

Klingele comes to PennWell following a nine-year career at the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), where he served as Senior Manager, Sales & Exhibits.  He directed the revenue generation for SPE's trade shows and publications, including Offshore Technology Conference and JPT magazine, and was also responsible for digital media advertising and event operations.  Prior to SPE, Jim was a sales executive for and Vice President, Sales for a nutraceuticals company in Dallas.  He is a graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas.  

PennWell CEO Robert F. Biolchini said, "We are delighted to welcome Jim as the newest addition to our seasoned oil and gas leadership team in Houston.  He is an energetic executive who is widely known and well respected based on his experience with SPE as one of the industry's leading associations.  As publisher of Oil & Gas Journal, Jim will be at the helm of our Company's flagship brand, a paid-subscriber weekly publication distributed to over 100,000 industry professionals worldwide, as PennWell begins its second century of service to this most important global industry."

In addition to Oil & Gas Journal, the PennWell Petroleum Group magazines and websites include Offshore, Oil & Gas Financial Journal, Oil, Gas & Petrochem Equipment, and the news, data, and research portal serving a worldwide energy audience of petroleum, electric power, and renewable energy professionals.  PennWell's 11 annual conferences and exhibitions held in industry-strategic international locations include the upcoming Deep Offshore Technology (DOT) Conference & Exhibition in Houston on February 2-4, Subsea Tieback Forum in Galveston on March 2-4, Offshore West Africa in Ghana on March 9-11, and Offshore Asia in Kuala Lumpur on March 16-18.

About PennWell

Now 100 years old, PennWell Corporation is a private, family-owned and highly diversified business-to-business media and information company that provides quality content and integrated marketing solutions for the following industries:  Oil and gas, electric power, renewable energy, water and wastewater, electronics, semiconductor, optoelectronics, fiberoptics, enterprise storage, fire, emergency services and dental.  Founded in 1910, PennWell publishes over 75 print and online magazines and newsletters, conducts 60 conferences and exhibitions on six continents, and has an extensive offering of books, maps, web sites, research and database services.  In addition to PennWell's headquarters in Tulsa, Oklahoma and significant presence in Houston, Texas, the Company has major offices in Nashua, New Hampshire; London, England; Mountain View, California; Fairlawn, New Jersey; Moscow, Russia, and Hong Kong, China.

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