Security Systems News names new publisher

SSN Staff  - 
Thursday, January 10, 2008

YARMOUTH, Maine—United Publications, the parent company of Security Systems News, is proud to announce Tim Purpura as its new group publisher for its global security assets: Security Systems News, Security Director News and Security Systems News Europe.
Purpura comes to United with more than 10 years’ experience in business-to-business publishing. He most recently served as publisher of Wireless Design & Development Magazine, an Advantage Business Media publication, where he had overall responsibility of the magazine’s operation, including strategic planning, print and online product development, staffing, production, revenue growth and territory forecasting. Purpura was promoted to publisher at WDD after serving as associate publisher and regional sales manager for various publications under ABM, formerly a division of Reed Business Information.
“I am extremely excited to be joining the United Publications team. The company has a clear vision for growth within the security market and I look forward to contributing to its success,” said Purpura.
“We’re thrilled to have Tim aboard. He has made quite a name for himself in the wireless, laser and fiber-optic markets and we’re confident his judgment will have a similar effect on our leadership in the security market,” said Brook Taliaferro, CEO of United Publications.
In addition to the three newspapers, United Publications also owns and operates TechSec Solutions, the premier conference on IP-ready security technology, and Security Business Development, a conference that provides security integrators with tools for business growth that will launch in May 2008.
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