AKRON, OHIO - Plastics News has named Edward C. Neely re-gional sales manager for the Mid-Atlantic territory, effective Oct. 10. Neely, most recently district sales manager for Cahners Publish-ing's biweekly magazine Design News, brings 14 years of sales experience in plastics industry and other business publishing. From 1987-92 he worked for another Cahners publication, Industrial Distribution, covering the Mid-Atlantic region and New England.
From 1984-87 Neely, 45, served as a Mid-Atlantic district sales manager for Plastics Design Forum and Plastics Compounding magazines, as well as the Plastics Compounding Redbook annual directory. While there, he worked with Jeff Williams, currently Plastics News' national sales manager, and Gary Judy, now the newspaper's regional sales manager for the southern United States.
Prior to that stint with what then was Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Publications, Neely was advertising sales manager for the New York-based publication Modern Paint and Coatings.
``We're delighted to add to our sales team someone with Ed's extensive experience in both plastics and design, who has contacts at the major resin companies in such a key territory,'' Williams said.
Neely, who graduated in 1972 from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, with a bachelor's degree in business administration, assumes the territory vacated by Kevin Byrne. Neely will work from his home in Summit, N.J.