AKRON, OHIO — Plastics News made the following changes to its editorial staff:
Jeannie Reall on Oct. 1 is promoted to assistant managing editor. Reall, 39, has been with Plastics News since its inception in 1989, originally as a reporter. She became a copy editor in 1990, and was named senior copy editor in 1996.
Reall's new responsibilities will include editorial content on our Web site, http://www.plastics news.com. She will become more involved with other Web-related projects, while also continuing to edit copy and lay out and proof pages. Her phone number remains (330) 865-6160, and her e-mail address is [email protected]
Bill Henson will become a freelance news correspondent working out of his Rocky River, Ohio, home, beginning Oct. 1.
Henson, 51, will cover sporting goods, toys and rotational molding. His work telephone/fax number will be (440) 333-6740. His e-mail is [email protected] He joined Plastics News in 1995 as assistant managing editor.
Kathleen Cammarata joins the staff as a copy editor, beginning Oct. 13. The Buffalo, N.Y., native earned a bachelor's degree in English literature from Boston College in 1993. She just completed her course work and needs only to complete her thesis to earn a master's degree in journalism from Ohio University. While serving as a graduate assistant the past two years in O.U.'s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, Cammarata also taught a course in desktop publishing. Her phone number will be (330) 865-6155, e-mail [email protected]
Connie Copeland joined the editorial department Sept. 29 as an administrative assistant, replacing Michelle Piper, who has returned to teaching. Copeland will help manage the data gathered as part of our six annual processor rankings and Market Data Book lists.
Editor Robert Grace said the changes will improve news coverage, both in the weekly newspaper and on the Internet.
``The addition of Bill Henson as a correspondent tracking specific beats should enhance our coverage in those important market areas, while allowing Jeannie Reall to focus a significant part of her time on the Web should only improve our online product,'' Grace said.