SOURCE: Hanley Wood

June 13, 2007 17:18 ET

Hanley Wood Appoints New Publisher for BUILDER and BIG BUILDER Magazines

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - June 13, 2007) - Hanley Wood has named Jeff Calore as publisher of BUILDER and BIG BUILDER Magazines. The appointment underscores how the BUILDER Group of products is moving to fully integrate its media outlets and continue its leadership of the home construction industry.

Calore will manage the day-to-day duties involved in running BUILDER'S print, online and face-to-face media. BUILDER and BIG BUILDER are the leading magazines in residential construction. Together, they offer a wide array of content, including conferences, e-newsletters, online sites, and an annual house plans book.

Group Publisher Warren Nesbitt has been overseeing these products along with Hanley Wood's Multifamily Group. The company's continued growth made it necessary to create a new position.

"We're not only working to utilize new media venues, but we're also increasing the impact of our current products," Nesbitt said. "Calore's talent and experience will undoubtedly help us in these efforts. His impressive credentials prove he has the skills needed to capture the e-media market and keep BUILDER on the forefront of new technology."

Calore previously worked as a general manager and vice president of sales for the Virginia-based 1105 Media Government Information Group. His experience also includes management roles at CMP United Business Media and CMGI/Flycast Communications. Over the years, Calore worked with a number of Fortune 500 companies and gained experience in integrated media platforms, including custom publishing and research.

"I am very excited to be joining the Hanley Wood team and to have the opportunity to manage such successful, market-leading brands in BUILDER and BIG BUILDER," Calore said. "The media business, much like the housing industry, is going through rapid transformation that creates a tremendous opportunity for us to better serve readers and advertisers with more integrated delivery of information and multi-channel media programs."

Calore's impressive track record in audience development, circulation improvement and online lead generation made him an ideal candidate for BUILDER. He will join Hanley Wood's Washington, D.C. headquarters on July 2.

"We're proud to welcome Jeff Calore to the Builder team," said President of Business Media Division Peter Goldstone. "Managing the number one magazine in the housing industry will be exciting, especially during a time of such market transformation. His presence will be an asset to the BUILDER portfolio and Hanley Wood for many years to come."

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 34 award-winning residential and commercial construction titles, including BUILDER, REMODELING, 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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