SOURCE: Hanley Wood

February 21, 2007 16:00 ET

Hanley Wood Appoints e-Media Executive Director

WASHINGTON, DC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 21, 2007 -- Hanley Wood Business Media has appointed Andreas Schmidt, a former Vice President of Marketing for AOL LLC, to head up its newly reorganized electronic media group.

As Executive Director, e-Media, Schmidt will be responsible for Hanley Wood Business Media's business-to-business magazine web sites, newsletters and products (such as ebuild, job boards and contractor club) as well as the consumer house plans business which includes two industry-leading e-commerce Web sites, eplans.com and dreamhomesource.com.

"We hired Andreas after a very comprehensive search. He is a true business leader and business builder, described by colleagues as both strategic and focused on implementation," says Peter Goldstone, president, Hanley Wood Business Media. "I have every expectation that he will thrive in our fast-paced culture and will take our e-Media products to new levels of success."

At AOL LLC, Schmidt coordinated the brand development of the company's $5 billion access services, successfully launched the Netscape Internet Service, and developed the marketing strategy for key new software launches. Previous to AOL, he was Vice President of Interactive Marketing at Barnes & Noble.com, where he achieved market share growth and established the site as one of the top five e-commerce sites. Schmidt spent ten years at Bertelsmann AG, where he held a number of leadership positions in its Direct-to-Consumer division in both the US and Europe.

"I'm excited to join Hanley Wood's first class team and to be associated with such industry and market leading brands, both in print and online," says Schmidt, "I look forward to expanding our online solutions and media services for the residential and commercial building community to help further cement Hanley Wood's leadership in the construction industry."

Schmidt will be based in the corporate offices of Hanley Wood in Washington, D.C.

About Hanley Wood

Hanley Wood, LLC, is the premier media and information company serving housing and construction. Through four operating divisions, the company produces award-winning magazines and Web sites, marquee trade shows and events, rich data and custom marketing solutions. The company also is North America's leading publisher of home plans. Hanley Wood Business Media (Washington, D.C.), publishes 30 award-winning residential and commercial construction titles, including BUILDER, REMODELING, ARCHITECT, CUSTOM HOME, CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION and residential architect. Hanley Wood Business Media also offers the construction industry's foremost collection of Web sites, including BUILDER ONLINE, REMODELING ONLINE, and ebuild, the comprehensive online guide to building products, as well as the largest collection of house plans online through eplans.com and Dream Home Source.

Founded in 1976, Hanley Wood is a $250 million company owned by affiliates of JPMorgan Partners, LLC. CCMP Capital Advisors manages the Hanley Wood investment for JPMorgan Partners.

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