Detroit — Brennan Lafferty, publisher of Plastics News, has been named a vice president of Crain Communications Inc.
The board of directors of Detroit-based Crain announced the promotion on Dec. 17. The announcement said the promotion will bring additional strength to the Crain executive team and is a recognition of the work he has done to grow the Plastics News brand.
Lafferty also is head of the Crain Global Polymer Group brands in the United States and Europe. He has been publisher of Plastics News since July 2013. Prior to joining PN, he had been publisher of Waste & Recycling News since 2011.
In addition, Julie Brown has been promoted to group audience development director for the Crain Global Polymer Group. She now will be supporting the Akron, Ohio-based Polymer Group publications: Tire Business and Rubber & Plastics News.
This new management role will be in addition to her current management responsibilities for Plastics News, Plastics News China, Plastics News Europe, Plastics & Rubber Weekly, European Rubber Journal and Urethanes Technology.