Trade Mag Paper, Film & Foil Converter Will Come Back As Online Pub

Penton shut down its Paper, Film & Foil Converter in August, in a move we lamented at the time as just one more piece of bad news in a string of closures.

But now, editorial director Yolanda Simonsis, who at the time said she was due for a rest and then ready to move on to a new project, has founded a corporation, YTC Media, Inc., to purchase PFFC’s assets and relaunch it as an online-only news source.

Simonsis will be returning as editorial director and president. Timothy Janes will serve as vice president of online sales; and Claudia Hine will once again be PFFC’s managing editor. Three former columnists will return, and “you can expect a few surprises along the way from other contributors,” Simonsis said.