Gregg Hano, currently the svp of corporate sales and the technology group at Bonnier Corp. (which includes Popular Science, Popular Photography, American Photo and Sound + Vision magazines), was named CEO of smartphone and tablet publishing platform Mag+, which started as a division within Bonnier and was spun off as a separate company within corporate parent Bonnier AB last year.
Hano is replacing former Mag+ CEO Staffan Ekholm, the company’s co-founder, who is returning to Stockholm “to focus on international expansion and business development,” according to a company press release.
Hano has had substantial experience in the tablet sphere, having been a driving force behind Pop Sci's iPad edition, making it one of the first magazines to be available on a touchscreen tablet.
He recently served on the MPA—The Association of Magazine Media’s Tablet Metrics Task Force, which put out a set of guidelines for reporting tablet data earlier this month, and helped launch the launch Audit Bureau of Circulations' first consolidated media report last year. Hano will remain an advisor to the company “in the evolving tablet landscape.”
Steven Grune, group publisher at Bonnier, was promoted to vp of the technology group, succeeding Hano. Grune joined Bonnier in 2010 as group director of sales and marketing. Before that, he was vp and publisher of Hearst's Country Living.