Penton Waste and Sustainability Group Promotes Hickey to Market Leader Position

Mark Hickey to oversee the strategic direction of Penton's Waste and Sustainability business

Mar 19, 2014, 09:00 ET from Penton

NEW YORK, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Penton's Waste and Sustainability Group - which serves the $85-billion solid waste and recycling industry through WasteExpo, and Waste360 magazine - today announced that Mark Hickey has been promoted to the role of Market Leader. 


"We are very pleased to have Mark in this expanded role," said Warren N. Bimblick, Penton's Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development. "After re-joining Penton at the beginning of the year as Group Sales Director, Mark hit the ground running—and this new role will bring his strategic thinking to the entire business.  His vast experience in events, marketing services, and association relationships will be a huge asset in the midst of a time of growth in our industry. He will also play an important role in working with our partner, the National Waste and Recycling Association."   

In Hickey's expanded role, he will oversee the strategic direction of not only sales and marketing teams, but also editorial and event-based products.  Says Hickey, "Our mission (at Penton) is to deliver practical and creative channels that help both our advertising customers—as well as our loyal readers and attendees—stay on top of their game.  I am pleased to take on this new strategic role to make sure we are doing that, everyday."  Next up for Hickey is planning for a successful WasteExpo event in Atlanta, April 28-May 1, 2014.

Hickey brings 30 years of business-to-business media sales and management experience, 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.

Hickey will be continue to be based out of Penton's Chicago office and will report to Mr. Bimblick. 

About Penton's Waste and Sustainability 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: Waste360, 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

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.

For additional information on the company and its businesses, visit

Warren Bimblick
SVP, Strategy and Business Development