Cygnus Eliminates President Position, Mike Martin To Lead Public Safety Group
Move is final appointment in Cygnus' seven month-reorganization.
Cygnus Business Media is eliminating the "president" position and former president Mike Martin will lead the publisher’s Public Safety & Security group going forward. Martin became president of the company in 2007.
The publisher says the move is the final appointment in a seven-month process to install a new, flatter organizational "architecture." In July, Cygnus announced a new organization around four affinity groups: Aviation, Public Safety & Security, Building & Construction and Agriculture. Each was to be headed by an executive vice president who acts as a point person for Cygnus in their particular market, overseeing sales, content and market for their brands.
Public Safety & Security is Cygnus’ largest group, generating more than 1.5 million uniques each month across sites such as Officer.com.
"We have a very aggressive footprint in the public safety & security sector and it is by far an area where market share could be challenged without the right person guiding it," said Cygnus CEO John French. "I can think of no better person to affect, grow and innovate these brands under our new architecture than Mike."