UBM Electronics Adds James Corcoran as Vice President of Sales

New Sales Leader Brings 20 Years of Experience to Growing Company

May 24, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Electronics, a UBM company and the daily source of essential business and technical information for the electronics industry's decision makers, today announced that James Corcoran has been named Vice President of Sales.  In this newly created role, Corcoran will provide strategic leadership to the sales team and facilitate new business in an effort to increase revenue by driving sales.  

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"James' track record and extensive experience were key factors in adding him to our executive team," said David Blaza, Vice President, UBM Electronics.  "We are very pleased to have someone of James' caliber lead our sales and business development initiatives through our next stages of growth."

Corcoran has 20 years of sales and leadership experience in the financial, media sectors and sales development industries.  Previously, Corcoran was a Client Executive of Huthwaite, the world's leading sales performance improvement organization, where he worked intimately with Fortune 500 clients to develop effective business development strategies. Prior, Corcoran was the Director of Business Development of Cyber Financial Network, where he was responsible for the day-to-day sales operations and led the company to a growth of over 400 percent.  Earlier, Corcoran was the Managing Director of The Concord Equity Group and managed his division of an east coast based brokerage firm for over five years with triple digit sales growth.  Corcoran began his career as an Assistant Branch Manager at J. Gregory & Co.  

Corcoran will be based in UBM Electronics' Manhasset, New York office and will report to Blaza.  

About UBM Electronics  

UBM Electronics is the global leader in media and marketing solutions for the electronics industry.   UBM Electronics delivers results for the key influencers and decision makers involved in the design, development and commercialization of technology through its market leading brands, peer communities and professional education services.   More than 2.2 million engineering professionals engage with UBM Electronics brands which include EE Times, EDN, EDN China, EDN Asia, EDN Japan, Design News and Test & Measurement World, TechOnline, Designlines and Embedded.com across the globe to accelerate technology sales. The international electronics community gathers at UBM Electronics market leading events such as the Embedded Systems Conferences, DesignCon and ARM Technology Conference to share, learn, discuss, and advance the critical issues and challenges facing the electronics industry. Additionally, UBM Electronics provides end-to-end services ranging from next-generation marketing, integrated media, custom solutions and research.  UBM Electronics is part of UBM (UBM.L) a global provider of media and information services for professional B2B communities and markets.

About UBM plc

UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewellery traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.

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

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