UBM Tech Names Brian Fuller Editor in Chief of EBN, the Premier Online Community for Global Supply Chain Professionals

Feb 20, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Tech, which serves design engineers and the electronics industry with essential business and technical information, today announced that Brian Fuller has been named Editor in Chief of EBN (ebnonline.com), the industry's leading community for electronics supply-chain professionals. EBN is powered by UBM DeusM, the integrated marketing services arm of UBM.

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As Editor in Chief Fuller will continue to build on EBN's tradition of supply chain coverage and community and will also create and lead efforts to broaden the website's revenue and audience. Fuller will report to Alexander Wolfe, Brand Director, EE Times.

"EBN's mission is to create an environment where all players in the supply chain can identify opportunities, share best practices, find solutions to problems, get information about companies they do business with and engage in conversations about their field in a professional environment," said Wolfe. "Brian's industry knowledge and passion makes him the perfect person to take EBN to the next level."

With more than 30 years of journalism and new media experience, Fuller has held a number of editorial positions with UBM Tech. He helped guide EE Times to become the news and information source for the electronics industry and transformed the property from a strictly print edition into an industry multimedia leader. Fuller also pioneered many early digital innovations in the electronics b2b trade press, including round-the-clock news coverage online, one of the industry's first blogs and video-news coverage of events, new product announcements and C-level Q&As. Most recently Fuller was the Silicon Valley Bureau Chief for EE Times. He was also the face of the Drive for Innovation, an inspired initiative in partnership between Avnet Express and UBM Tech that showcase electronics innovation and automotive system design through a drive across the country in a General Motors Chevrolet Volt. Previously, Fuller was employed with Blanc & Otus, Numetrics Management Systems Inc., San Jose Business Journal, Providence Business News and United Press International. He is also a well-known speaker and panel moderator in the electronics industry. Fuller earned his bachelor's degree in English from the University of California, Los Angeles.

For additional information on EBN, visit www.ebnonline.com. Contact Fuller at brian.fuller@ubm.com with editorial inquiries. For sponsorship opportunities, contact David Blaza, VP of Electronics, UBM Tech, at dblaza@ubm.com or 415.947.6929.

Additionally, Editor at Large Rick Merritt succeeds Fuller and will become the new EE Times Silicon Valley Bureau Chief.

About UBM Tech
UBM Tech is a global media business that provides information, events, training, data services, and marketing solutions for the technology industry. Its media brands and information services inform and inspire decision makers across the entire technology market — engineers and design professionals, software and game developers, solutions providers and integrators, networking and communications executives, and business technology professionals. UBM Tech's industry-leading media brands include EE Times, Interop, Black Hat, InformationWeek, Game Developer Conference, CRN, and DesignCon. The company's information products include research, education, training, and data services that accelerate decision making for technology buyers. UBM Tech also offers a full range of marketing services based on its content and technology market expertise, including custom events, content marketing solutions, community development and demand generation programs. UBM Tech is a part of UBM (UBM.L), a global provider of media and information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.

About UBM DeusM
UBM DeusM is an integrated marketing services company owned by UBM plc, targeting the fastest growing segment of the online publishing industry: business social media. The company is led by Managing Director Stephen Saunders, Min's Marketer of the Year 2010. He and the other UBM DeusM principals have built and delivered more than thirty successful sites and online communities over the last 2 years. UBM DeusM's service is based on a unique platform, called Community in a Box (CiaB), which employs a structured system of proven B2B Web publishing best-practices, combined with a breakthrough integrated multimedia publishing platform ("n-Server") to enable marketers to quickly and profitably set up specialized communities for their target customers.

For more information on UBM Tech please contact:
Felicia Hamerman
Vice President, Marketing, UBM Tech, Electronics
T: 516.562.5652, E: felicia.hamerman@ubm.com

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