Earlier this week, Eric Lundberg, Penton’s CFO of a year, announced that he was returning to ALM. On Tuesday, Penton head John French passed along this note:

—–Original Message—–
From: French, John
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2008 9:07 AM
To: DL-Penton Global; DL-Prism Global
Subject: Eric Lundberg’s Departure
Importance: High

Hello Everyone,

Today, I am announcing that Eric Lundberg, Chief Financial Officer, has decided to leave the company. Eric will be returning to ALM as Chief Financial Officer and senior vice president.

Eric joined Penton a little more than a year ago and his contributions have been significant. He led the company through a very challenging integration effort and much of our present and future success is due primarily to his leadership. Bringing two large organizations together was a complex undertaking and very few people would have been able to accomplish this with such tremendous success.

On a personal note, I have enjoyed working with Eric throughout this past year and greatly appreciate his hard work and dedication. We are working together during a brief transition period. We have already begun the search for a new Chief Financial Officer and will inform you when we have completed that process.

Please join me in wishing Eric well in all his future endeavors.

John