CHICAGO — American Trade Magazines LLC (ATM), the parent company of textile care B2B publications American Coin-Op, American Drycleaner and American Laundry News, announces a change in leadership.
Effective August 1, Associate Publisher and National Sales Director Donald Feinstein has been promoted to publisher, assuming responsibility for the group’s editorial, production, circulation, promotions and sales operations.
Charles Thompson, the longtime head of ATM, remains company president while taking a step back from overseeing day-to-day operations. He joined the publications group in 1989 as a regional sales manager for then-parent company Crain Communications and earned promotions to national sales manager, associate publisher and publisher.
Thompson acquired the magazines from Crain in 2011 and retained Feinstein and two other ATM veterans to ensure the publications’ continuity.
“Don has led our company’s sales department for more than a decade,” Thompson says. “And, as associate publisher, he’s excelled at handling many of a publisher’s duties. He’s earned the opportunity to take this next step in his career and I’m excited to watch his continued growth as an executive and a leader.”
Feinstein, a graduate of Drake University, joined the ATM team in 2001 as production manager before shifting to ad sales as a regional manager in 2005. When Thompson acquired the magazine group, Feinstein was named national sales director, then several years later added the duties of associate publisher.
“In every position I’ve held with American Trade Magazines, I’ve had the opportunity and pleasure to interact with our industry’s leading manufacturers and distributors, as well as the amazing audience of laundry and drycleaning business owners, facility administrators and managers that our magazine group serves,” he says. “I look forward to building on those relationships and continuing ATM’s tradition of industry service that Charlie has set.”
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