DETROIT — Patrick Cannon has been named sales director for Plastics News.
A greater Detroit native, Cannon is coming home to PN's parent company, Crain Communications Inc. For eight years he worked as sales manager for Crain's Detroit Monthly, Crain's Detroit Custom Publishing and Crain's Detroit Business.
More recently he was at Source Interlink Media (formerly Primedia), holdings titles including regional sales director and integrated sales director. He worked at SIM for 17 years representing consumer brands including Automobile and Motor Trend. He has experience selling print, digital, events and social. Twice, he was named Salesperson of the Year.
He earned a bachelor's degree from Madonna University in Livonia, Mich., and he also served in the U.S. Air Force and received training at the USAF Leadership School and NCO Academy.
“I'm confident Patrick will be a real asset to our clients and our already stellar sales team. Under Patrick's guidance, look for us to continue to serve our vital print customers while we expand our digital and event sales in the ever-changing media landscape,” said Plastics News Publisher Brennan Lafferty.
Cannon works out of PN's headquarters in Detroit. His telephone number is (313) 446-1625, and his email is [email protected].