Kevin O'Grady Named 1105 Group Publisher

1105 Government Information Group, a multi-platform business-to-business media and publishing company with print, online and events assets serving the government markets, on April 1 announced the appointment of accomplished publishing and digital media executive Kevin O’Grady as a group publisher, effective April 1, 2010.

He will oversee 1105 Government Information Group’s Dallas-based security and health and safety division, which includes the Security Products, Occupational Health & Safety and Environmental Protection brands. The announcement was made by Jennifer Weiss, vice president and group publisher, 1105 Government Information Group.

O’Grady was most recently vice president, Publications of Canon Communications, the leading publisher, digital media, and trade show producer for advanced manufacturing and technology industries. During his more than 12 years at Canon Communications, O’Grady also worked as vice president, Sales and Marketing and as publisher and sales manager of their Plastics Group and Electronics Groups. During this time he led both the Publication and Digital groups to achieve their greatest revenues, contributions and contribution margins. In addition, he participated in multiple acquisitions; start ups and initiated the development of over 100 new digital and online products.

“We are delighted to have someone with Kevin’s business-to-business experience joining us, and we look forward to the development and growth of these properties,” said Weiss.

“I am ready to move forward with new ideas and build on the strength of the groups,” says O’Grady. “I’m really excited to join the team as we continue to be the premier business to business media firm serving these markets”

1105 Media, Inc. delivers information through print and online magazines, journals and newsletters; seminars, conferences and trade shows; and Web-based services. 1105 Government Information Group’s enhanced line-up of integrated media products provides a comprehensive, view of the government IT market, it also offers access to the government and channel decision-makers driving that market. Now in its 79th year, Occupational Health & Safety is a leading source for information in health, safety, security, environment, emergency management and government. Security Products is the leading industry media brand for the global security marketplace. Environmental Protection is an online solution resource for managing air, water, energy, and waste issues. 1105 Media, Inc. is based in Chatsworth, Calif., and was formed in April 2006 by Nautic Partners, LLC, Alta Communications and President and CEO Neal Vitale.

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