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ST Media Group Names New President

ST Media Group Names New President

ST Media Group International, the Cininnati-based media company that publishes the leading American sign magazine Signs of the Times, has announced that Murray Kasmenn, Senior Vice President/Group Publisher, is the new President of ST Media Group following the retirement of Tedd Swormstedt.

Swormstedt, (pictured left) who joined the ST Media Group in 1990 and is the fourth generation to run the family-owned business, will remain as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Commenting on Murray Kasmenn’s appointment he said: “I believe it is time to turn the page and start a new chapter for ST Media Group. I am confident in Murray Kasmenn’s passion for our markets and brands, his creativity and ability to lead them into the future.”

During his tenure as president, Swormstedt was instrumental in expanding ST Media Group into new markets that included the launch of Signs of the Times & Screen Printing en español, the imageWorld tradeshow, and the International Retail Design Conference. He also led the acquisitions of Brand Experience (formerly Package Design), Boutique Design, the BDNY and BDWest tradeshows, and the Hospitality Experience tradeshow. Most recently, he led the sale of the company’s hospitality brands.

Murray Kasmenn (pictured right) has been the Senior Vice President/Group Publisher at ST Media Group since 2010 and has over 30 years of experience in the media industry. He said: “I am honoured that the board of directors has chosen me as the new President of ST Media Group, and I am excited to continue growing the legacy of this company.”

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ST Media Group is a global provider of trade information and industry news across their family of brands. Serving the industry for over 100 years, ST Media Group services those in the signage and graphics, retail design, and package design industries through a plethora of digital and print media outlets, as well as industry events.

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