SOURCE: Scranton Gillette Communications

January 07, 2015 16:51 ET

Recognition: SGC Horizon Announces the Promotions of Building Design+Construction Publisher and Editorial Director

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL--(Marketwired - Jan 7, 2015) - SGC Horizon and Scranton Gillette Communications announce the promotions of John Rogier to Publisher of Building Design+Construction and David Barista to Editorial Director, effective January 6, 2015. Robert Cassidy is transitioning to Executive Editor and will continue to significantly contribute to the brand's editorial and event strategies.

Rogier served as BD+C Associate Publisher for the past 18 months and has an extensive history in the building/construction industry. Prior to SGC/SGC Horizon employment, he led Buildings magazine as Publisher, Plant Engineering as Associate Publisher and had previous sales experience with the BD+C brand.

Formerly Editor-in-Chief of BD+C, Barista has covered the U.S. construction industry for more than a decade and has won numerous editorial awards, including three prestigious Jesse H. Neal Awards, as well as multiple honors from the Construction Writers Association and the American Society of Business Publication Editors.

Robert Cassidy is the author of several books, winner of numerous journalism awards, including six Neal Awards, and was honored with the 46th annual G.D. Crain, Jr. Award in 2014 for his career record of product quality and high journalistic standards.

"The Building Design+Construction brand has seen tremendous growth in the past five years," says Building Group Director-Principal Tony Mancini. "With John's and David's enthusiasm, knowledge of the marketplace and energy, combined with Rob Cassidy's continued contributions, I am confident BD+C will continue to grow and well serve its readers and advertising partners."

Contact John Rogier at, 847.391.1053. Contact David Barista at, 847.954.7929. For more information on Building Design+Construction, visit

SGC Horizon serves the infrastructure, equipment, residential and commercial construction markets with award-winning publications, websites and industry-leading events.

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