Executive Changes at HMP
New president named; dermatology division created.
Healthcare industry publisher HMP Communications has announced a management “realignment” and the creation of a dermatology business division.
As part of the realignment, Bill Norton, who formerly served as vice president of meetings and trade shows, has been named president of HMP Communications. Norton replaces Peter Norris, who will now serve as executive vice president and will oversee the company’s wound care and newly-created dermatology division.
“We are pleased to say that there are no layoffs as part of this realignment,” Norton wrote in an e-mail to FOLIO:.
Steve Gephart, former group publisher of HMP’s long term care division, will now serve as group publisher of the Skin & Aging journal. Gephart also will oversee the creation and development of the company’s newly-created dermatology division, which includes eight events and six newsletters.
According to HMP chairman and CEO Paul Mackler, the company must “move at the speed of technological advancements and innovations.”
“In order to create a more nimble organization, it is essential that we build an internal infrastructure that is agile and responsive to the specialties we serve.”
Earlier this year, HMP broadened its footprint in the medical information and education field by acquiring Princeton Medical Associates. Financial terms were not disclosed.