An EIC Promotion That Was a Long Time Coming

JohnLaposkyPicAll good things come to those who wait. And wait. And… wait.

When John Laposky joined This Week in Consumer Electronics as managing editor, the consumer electronics horizon did not yet include the iPhone and high-definition TV. The year was 1995, and now, roughly 936 weeks later, Laposky has graduated to editor-in-chief.

From today’s announcement:

Laposky takes over the position from Steve Smith, who transitioned to editor-at-large at the end of July.

“John possesses a wide knowledge of the consumer electronics industry,” said Ed Hecht, VP/publisher, TWICE. “He is the right candidate to lead TWICE into the future with an increased focus on our social-media efforts, our expanding suite of digital offerings, and he will lead our charge into growing markets such as wearable technology and home automation.”

Laposky previously worked for Home Textiles Today, Circulation Management, Spin and the Allentown Morning Call. He will remain based in New York.

[Photo courtesy: NewBay Media]

@hollywoodspin Richard Horgan is co-editor of Fishbowl.