Detroit — Brennan Lafferty, the publisher of Plastics News since 2013, is leaving the company effective Jan. 31.
He's joining Troy, Mich.-based Motormindz, an automotive industry consultancy, where he will serve as senior vice president of strategy and business development.
"I am filled with gratitude for my many years at Crain. KC Crain and the Crain family gave me the chance of a lifetime. I'm also so thankful to the team at Plastics News and the entire Global Polymer Group," Lafferty said.
"These people are the most hard-working, dedicated group of professionals. We've traveled the world, laughed, succeeded, failed and tried again. Between our staff and the amazing people in the industries we cover, I've made friendships that will last forever.
"I'm so excited for what's next. Joining Motormindz and working alongside Jeff VanDongen and Jason Stein will give me a chance to grow, learn and contribute to a new team. I look forward to building upon their success."