Jones to head turf publications, Gilbride to run ornamental publications.
Pat Jones and Jim Gilbride have been promoted to new positions within GIE Media, the leading business media company in the green industry.
Jones becomes Business Manager & Publisher for GIE’s turf publications, including Lawn & Landscape and Golf Course Industry, and Gilbride is now Business Manager & Publisher for the company’s ornamental publications, including Greenhouse Management, Nursery Management and Garden Center.
Jones has led Golf Course Industry as Publisher/Editorial Director for the past three years and recently launched both GCI International and GIE’s new Green Industry Supply Chain Management e-zine. He is a veteran golf/turf communications professional and award-winning editor with more than 25 years of market experience in the green industry. In his new position, he will have overall management responsibility for L&L, GCI, Supply Chain Management and related digital products and custom media programs.
Gilbride, who’s been with GIE since 2004, has been a key factor in the success and rapid growth of the ornamental market publications GIE acquired three years ago. He previously was Associate Publisher and Sales Manager for Greenhouse Management. He will now oversee all aspects of GIE’s ornamental market publications and operations including GM, NM, Garden Center and related products.
“Pat and Jim have both shown they are amazingly passionate about their markets and that they’re incredibly skilled publishing and media pros,” said Chris Foster, GIE CEO. “They are absolutely the right people to lead our Horticulture Group to new levels.”
In a related move, Dave Szy has been promoted to the position of Associate Publisher for Lawn & Landscape. Szy, a 10-year veteran of GIE’s sales team, was most recently National Sales Manager for L&L and GIE’s Snow magazine. He will now work closely with Jones to manage L&L’s sales and industry relationships.
Established in 1980, GIE Media, Inc., has grown from one magazine into a leading business-to-business media company providing innovative print and digital communications products and services in eight industries in North America and around the world. The company is headquartered in the greater Cleveland, Ohio, area. Learn more at www.giemedia.com.