CLEVELAND, OHIO – Greenhouse Management (GM) and Produce Grower (PG), leading business-to-business media brands serving commercial greenhouse growers in the ornamental and produce markets, are pleased to announce the appointment of Patrick Williams to the position of associate editor, as of Jan. 30. In this position, Williams manages specialty newsletter projects, writes features and news articles for GM and PG, greenhousemag.com and producegrower.com, and weekly newsletters, as well as records podcasts and videos, and covers industry events.
Williams steps into the role as former GM and PG associate editor Cassie Neiden moves to the position of managing editor on sister publication Cannabis Business Times, a business-to-business media brand serving the legal cannabis cultivation industry. Neiden has been with GIE Media, the publications’ parent company, since 2014.
“I am beyond excited to continue expanding my editing skills and knowledge of ornamental and produce production in greenhouses,” Williams says. “GM and PG editor Karen Varga and the rest of the team at GIE Media have been incredibly welcoming as I have stepped into my new position as associate editor. I look forward to continuing to work with them, as well as the growers, breeders, suppliers and other professionals who make up these vital markets.”
Before coming to GIE Media, Williams worked as an editorial intern for Cleveland Magazine and was Editor-In-Chief of The Burr Magazine at Kent State University, his alma mater. He graduated summa cum laude from Kent State in 2015 with a B.S. in Journalism. Williams’ prior experience also includes reporting for a daily newspaper and freelance writing.
Before beginning his role on GM and PG, Williams worked as an editorial intern on sister publications Golf Course Industry and SNOW magazine in the summer and fall of 2016.
“While an intern on Golf Course Industry and SNOW magazines, Patrick showed his strong work ethic and excellent writing skills,” says GM and PG editor Karen Varga. “We were excited to be able to bring him on board for a full-time position where he could further hone those skills and expand his knowledge of the horticulture industry. We’re confident that Patrick will be an integral part of the growth and development of our team and brands in 2017.”
About Greenhouse Management
Greenhouse Management is the leading trade publication serving ornamental greenhouse growers who are producing annuals and perennials. Growers depend on us because of the in-depth educational content we provide month after month, covering topics like production, trends, new varieties, culture, industry research and more.
About Produce Grower
Produce Grower is the industry's only publication dedicated to the fastest growing segment of the greenhouse market. Produce Grower serves commercial fruit and vegetable growers producing the crops in a controlled environment, whether it’s in a greenhouse, hoophouse or vertical farm.
About GIE Media, Inc.
Established in 1980, GIE Media, Inc. has grown from one publication into a leading marketing and communications business-to-business media company serving 17 industries. The company goal of Group Interest Enterprises is to publish the highest-quality business magazines, websites, e-newsletters, conferences, reference books and other forms of business media in growth industries, with a quality standard based upon editorial value and market leadership.
GIE Media Inc. is headquartered in Valley View, Ohio, and is privately owned by its founder Richard Foster. The company employs nearly 100 editors, publishers, sales representatives, marketers and other professionals.