London — James Snodgrass will be the new editor of Urethanes Technology International and UTECH-polyurethane.com. He will replace Simon Robinson, who is retiring in June. Snodgrass will come on board in mid-May.
"I am very pleased that James has accepted our offer to be the editor, after a tough interview process. I have worked with James in the past, and I think that he will be excellent in the role," Robinson said.
Both Urethanes Technology International and Plastics News are publications of Crain Communications Inc.
Snodgrass will be only the fourth editor of the magazine since its launch in 1984.
Snodgrass is currently editor of Industrial Plant and Equipment magazine. Before that, he was the technology editor of Plastics News Europe, and has held a number of other positions in his 25-year career.
"Polyurethanes touch people's lives in so many ways, without many people even realizing they are there," Snodgrass said. "They are the disruptive materials of modern manufacturing and construction. I am very excited at this opportunity to report on the sector, and on the businesses and technologies behind the materials. I'm looking forward to joining Crain Communications, and working with Simon."