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Plastics News hires three new staffers

August 2, 2012

AKRON, OHIO (Aug. 2, 1:15 p.m. ET) — Plastics News has three new staffers, one each in the sales, data products and editorial departments.

On the sales side, Mark Malloy is joining the newspaper as a regional sales manager, covering the western Great Lakes, northern plains and West Coast.

Malloy comes to PN from tooling components supplier Progressive Components International Corp., where he worked in a variety of roles including sales coordinator, sales and marketing manager and most recently general manager of Progressive’s ToolingDocs division.

“Mark brings a wealth of industry sales and marketing experience to our group,” said PN advertising director J.A. Lewellen. “As a former buyer of media he has a unique perspective on how our products can best help PN advertisers to reach their customers and drive sales growth. Mark’s perspective and industry knowledge will be a great asset to his customers and the PN team.”

Malloy is assuming a sales territory formerly covered by Lewellen, who now assumes responsibility for the eastern Midwest territory including western New York and Pennsylvania, Ohio and Ontario.

Malloy will work from his home in Grayslake, Ill., starting July 30. He can be reached at 847-752-8338 or mmalloy@crain.com.

David Hutton joins data products

David Hutton joined Plastics News’ new data products department on July 30, in the newly created role of research analyst.

A 1994 Kent State University journalism graduate, Hutton has held a variety of editing and reporting positions throughout his career – at the Parkersburg (W.Va.) Sentinel, the Massillon Independent, October Research Corp., Old River Publishing Co., The Times-Reporter in New Philadelphia, Ohio, and most recently as editor of The Suburbanite, a group of weekly newspapers in the Canton, Ohio, area.

Hutton, who lives in Canton, has won awards for feature writing and page design. As research analyst, he will help research, analyze, write, edit and release data and market reports which are sold via PlasticsNews.com and through third-party channels.

He can be reached at 330-865-6114 or dhutton@crain.com.

Lisa Pyles joins edit staff

On the editorial side, Lisa Pyles joined PN as an editorial administrative assistant July 16. She works out of the newspaper’s Akron headquarters.

Pyles, who lives in Mogadore, Ohio, has a bachelor’s degree from Kent State University and most recently worked as a reference assistant at Reed Memorial Library in Ravenna, Ohio. She is also a cheerleading coach.

She can be reached at 330-865-6153 or lpyles@crain.com.