AKRON, OHIO - Plastics News has promoted Jeffrey L. Williams to national sales manager. Williams, 50, joined the publication in January 1994 as regional sales manager for the northeastern and southeastern United States. He previously had spent 14-plus years at Advanstar Communications, serving most recently as associate publisher of Plastics Design Forum magazine.
``This expansion of Jeff's duties will allow Plastics News to maximize his years of experience and many national contacts in this market,'' said Publisher Tony Eagan, who vacated the national sales manager's post when he was promoted to his current position in October 1993.
Williams will continue to work out of his home in Simsbury, Conn., and he will maintain a small sales territory in New England. Plastics News intends to hire a new salesperson shortly to assume some of Williams' current territory.
Williams received a bachelor's degree in economics and business from Muskingham College in New Concord, Ohio, in 1966. He earned a master's of business administration at Long Island University in Greenvale, N.Y.