RIS News

August 31, 2010 11:09 ET

RIS News Appoints Adam Blair as Executive Editor

Editorial Veteran Joins Leading Publication for Retail Executives to Head Online, Custom Media Operations

RANDOLPH, NJ--(Marketwire - August 31, 2010) -  RIS News, a retail and technology media business, announced today the appointment of Adam Blair to the position of Executive Editor. Blair will report to Group Editor-in-Chief Joe Skorupa and Publisher Dave Weinand.

Blair will be responsible for managing RIS News' editorial Web operations and custom editorial projects, and will play a key role in the development of content for RIS News' print and event operations.

Blair held senior editorial positions at Executive Technology, Supermarket News, Optometry Today and 20/20 prior to building a solid career as an editorial freelancer. For the past five years, he has been the principal go-to editor assigned to major custom and special projects involving all Edgell Communications technology media, which includes RIS News, Consumer Goods Technology, Apparel magazine, Hospitality Technology and Vertical Systems Reseller magazine.

"It is a great pleasure to have Adam come on board as the newest addition to the RIS News staff," said Joe Skorupa, Group Editor-in-Chief of RIS News. "I have known and worked with Adam for many years in the retail industry, and look forward to the significant contributions he will make to help RIS News continue to be the leading media resource for information about retail technology."

Blair lives in Park Ridge in Bergen County, New Jersey. He can be reached at 973-607-1371 or at

RIS News delivers highly targeted information to senior-level executives about breaking news, major industry trends, new technologies and best-practice tips. As the trusted voice in the industry, it provides the essential information retailers need to know to make the right IT decisions for their organizations through best-in-class strategies and solutions. This mission is carried out through a media portfolio that includes print, web, newsletters, webinars, live events, research, social media and custom projects. RIS News is an Edgell Communications media portfolio.

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