Penton Waste and Sustainability Group Announces New Content and Sales Leaders

David Bodamer and Mark Hickey bring a wealth of experience to the Penton Waste team

Jan 22, 2014, 09:00 ET from Penton

NEW YORK, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Penton's Waste and Sustainability Group - which serves the $85-billion solid waste and recycling industry through Waste Expo, and Waste360 Magazine - today announced the addition of two new leaders. David Bodamer has expanded his role at Penton as Editorial Director for National Real Estate Investor and will now serve as Executive Director, Content & User Engagement for the Penton Waste and Sustainability and Commercial Real Estate Group. Mark Hickey re-joins Penton as the new Waste & Sustainability Group Sales Director.

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"We are very pleased to have these two dynamic professionals join our team during this time of growth and opportunity in the waste and sustainability industry," said Warren N. Bimblick, Penton's Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development. "David is one of the most digitally savvy content leaders around and Mark has a proven and successful career in B2B information sales. They both have excellent ideas for taking the business to the next level and will be wonderful additions to our strong team.  They will play an important role in our expanded relationship with the National Waste and Recycling Association."

Bodamer has overseen Penton's National Real Estate Investor since 2011 and has covered the commercial real estate sector since 1999 for publications including Retail Traffic, Commercial Property News, and Shopping Centers Today. His writings on real estate have also appeared in The Wall Street Journal's online real-estate news site, and he has won multiple awards from the National Association of Real Estate Editors. Bodamer was also a past finalist for a Jesse H. Neal Award. In his new role as Executive Director, Content & User Engagement, Bodamer will manage editorial efforts across all of Penton Waste Industry and Sustainability Group's properties and events, with a focus on digital innovation. He is based in the New York office.

Hickey brings 30 years of business-to-business media sales and management experience to Penton, including leadership of Penton's Telephony. He has managed print, digital, marketing services and conferences in a variety of industries - telecommunications, data networking, natural & organic foods and pharmaceuticals - in roles from territory management to group publisher.  Says Hickey, "Our mission [at Penton] is to deliver practical and creative opportunities to help our waste and recycling industry customers actively connect with their best customers and prospects through our different platforms. We only win if our customers win, and that's how we approach our business every day." In his role as Waste and Sustainability Group Sales Director, Hickey will oversee sales for all of the group's products including Waste Age, Waste360, and WasteExpo. He will be based out of Penton's Chicago office. 

Both will report to Mr. Bimblick. 

About Penton's Waste Industry Group: Penton's Waste Industry Group harnesses the power of its many properties to serve the $85 billion solid waste and recycling industry. The industry widely consumes this content in the form of print, live events, online learning and digital opportunities and more—and includes: Waste Age, WasteExpo, The Global Waste Management Symposium, The Healthcare Waste Conference, The WasteExpo Investor Summit, the Waste360 OnDemand Library, the Circular File and other topical and timely e-newsletters. For more information, visit

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Warren Bimblick
SVP, Strategy and Business Development