Executive Editor Aaron Hand advances at PMMI Media Group’s food processing title, ProFood World, as founding Editor in Chief Joyce Fassl transitions to Senior Executive Editor.
Herndon, Va. – Aaron Hand, current Executive Editor of ProFood World will succeed Joyce Fassl as Editor in Chief of PMMI Media Group’s leading food and beverage processing publication. In his new position, effective August 1, Hand will direct ProFood World’s editorial content and will oversee the editorial team. Fassl’s contributions will continue in her new role as Senior Executive Editor, including her popular Joyce’s Voice newsletter and oversight of the annual awards programs.
ProFood World’s Publisher Patrick Young shares his excitement about the staff transitions. “Aaron is an outstanding choice to carry forward the tradition of editorial excellence that Joyce Fassl has built. He brings an in depth understanding of technology and food manufacturing with proven skill as an editor and manager. Recent consumer headlines underscore the many challenges and opportunities that food manufacturers will face in the future; we look forward to Aaron’s leadership as ProFood World continues to cover this exciting, essential industry.”
With over 30 years in the trade press, Hand brings significant experience to his new role as Editor in Chief. He has been with PMMI Media Group since 2013, joining as Executive Editor for Automation World, where he focused on continuous process industries. In 2019 he transitioned to Editor at Large for PMMI Media Group, reporting on a wide variety of industry developments, including advancements in packaging for consumer products and pharmaceuticals, food and beverage processing, and industrial automation. He became Executive Editor of ProFood World in October of 2020.
PMMI Media Group President Joe Angel comments, “We’re fortunate to have such a well-qualified professional for ProFood World’s new Editor in Chief. Joyce’s wealth of technical knowledge and industry relationships were critical to the launch and growth of ProFood World over these past five years; Aaron will continue that legacy with his proven expertise and editorial vision. My best wishes to both of them in their new roles.”
Established in 2016 by PMMI Media Group, ProFood World covers developments in food and beverage manufacturing via a print magazine, website and online publications edited for professionals in management, engineering, operations, logistics and supply chain.
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