John Mesenbrink joins the CONTRACTOR Magazine/Mechanical Systems Group at Penton Media

CHICAGO — CONTRACTOR Magazine is excited to announce that John Mesenbrink has joined the editorial team as Editor-at-Large.

John Mesenbrink has joined the editorial team as Editor-at-Large.

CHICAGO — CONTRACTOR Magazine is excited to announce that John Mesenbrink has joined the editorial team as Editor-at-Large.

Mesenbrink’s background in the contractor and mechanical/plumbing/HVAC field is extensive. John has over 13 years of experience in mechanical contracting industry including the last eight years as chief editor at TMB Publishing (PHC News), three years at BNP Publishing as managing editor, and nearly three years as an editor at Cahners (Reed) Business Information (previous owners of CONTRACTOR Magazine). Mesenbrink’s reputation among industry contractors and manufacturers is impeccable.

Group Publisher Dan Ashenden said, “We are delighted to have John on our team. His professionalism and reputation in our industry is outstanding. Before this official announcement could get out, we have already received compliments and praise from industry manufacturers and other writers. They are very excited that John has chosen to work with us. Eventually John’s role will be expanding across the various publications, plus electronic vehicles within our Mechanical Systems Group at Penton Media.”

Editorial Director Bob Mader said, “John is the consummate professional. He has the respect and affection of everyone in the industry. One prominent industry marketer told us, ‘I love it and I'm doing the happy dance … right now. The most professional, respected and industry-focused editors are now aligned.’ That pretty much says it all.”

Mesenbrink’s role initially will be to contribute to news and industry events coverage for CONTRACTOR and its two leading industry supplements: Green Mechanical Contractor and Radiant Living. An exciting new prospect for John will be as the featured Editor and Moderator of the new CONTRACTOR webinar series. Please contact Group Publisher Dan Ashenden for more information at [email protected]

Please join us in congratulating John for joining the CONTRACTOR/Penton team. John can be reached at [email protected] or you can call John direct at 847/340-9962.

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