Journal Register Company Names New Sales Senior Vice President
Kevin Haezebroeck Named Senior Vice President of Sales; Jerry Bammel Named Publisher of Michigan Group
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Yardley, PA – Journal Register Company, a leading local news and information company managed by Digital First Media, announced today the appointment of Kevin Haezebroeck as the Company’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Jerry Bammel as Publisher of the Michigan group.
Mr. Haezebroeck, who has most recently led The Company’s Michigan and Ohio publishing groups, will directly oversee all sales – local and national – on all platforms.
“Kevin is a terrific leader and a skilled sales executive. He has a deep knowledge of multi-platform advertising and is very customer centric,” said John Paton, CEO of Digital First Media. “Kevin will be a key leader in our Company’s transformation from Print to Digital.”
Mr. Haezebroeck, 54, joined Journal Register Company in 1999 as Advertising Director in Fall River, Mass. He has served as publisher of The Saratogian in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; The Morning Journal in Lorain, Ohio; and has held multiple publisher appointments in Michigan including publisher of The Oakland Press. Mr. Haezebroeck also previously served as president of Journal Register Newspaper Network, the Company’s national sales division.
“I am confident that my experience in our local markets, mixed with the strength of our sales leaders across Journal Register Company will allow us to continue to drive sales,” said Mr. Haezebroeck. “Our strength is our local audience and our local connections and we will continue to expand that digitally and we will continue to maximize opportunities in print.”
Mr. Haezebroeck’s appointment follows the promotion of Adam Burnham from Vice President of Sales at Journal Register Company to Senior Vice President, Local Digital Sales at Digital First Media.
“Jerry has demonstrated over the years not just in his knowledge of our Michigan operations but also his considerable leadership skills that he will be a great publisher,” said Mr. Paton.
Mr. Bammel, who previously served as Vice President of Finance and General Manager for Michigan, group joined Journal Register Company in 2003 as controller for Independent Newspapers Inc. in Mt. Clemens, Michigan and previously spent 17 years with Gannett Newspapers in Detroit, New Jersey and Wisconsin.
“I welcome this new opportunity and challenge,” said Mr. Bammel, 53. “We will continue to grow our audience and serve our communities by finding new ways to involve our readers and customers and by delivering the news and information they demand both through digital and print.
About Digital First Media:
Digital First Media is headquartered in New York City and jointly manages MediaNews Group and Journal Register Company. Digital First Media reaches 57 million Americans each month through more than 800 multi-platform products across 18 states.
About Journal Register Company:
Journal Register Company is a leader in local news and information in 10 states. The Company’s more than 350 multi-platform products reach an audience of 21 million people each month. For more information visit the company website at www.JournalRegister.com.
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