|Cahners Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier, Inc., has
announced that Jeffrey P. Mladenik and Andrew Curry Green, two Cahners
employees, were among the casualties on American Airlines Flight 11 in
September. According to Cahners, the significant contributions made by
both Jeff and Andrew as leaders in the company are notable and will always
Jeff Mladenik was appointed Interim CEO of eLogic in July, and he held
this role in addition to serving as vice president of e-development for
Cahners Manufacturing and Electronics Division. As vice president, Jeff
developed and facilitated strategic plans and new-business development
for Manufacturing.net, the network portal site for the manufacturing industry,
and e-inSITE.net, the network portal site for EOEM professionals. He also
coordinated new-media development across the 30 publications within the
Cahners Electronics Group as well as M.net. Jeff joined Cahners as director
of marketing for the Electronics Group in February 1998.
"Every day, Jeff brought more passion and commitment to his faith, his
family, and his work than most of us commit to our lives in general," said
Jeff Greisch, president of Cahners Manufacturing and Electronics Division.
"Jeff was truly an exceptional man who I am sure was a calming influence
on that fateful flight Tuesday morning. I, as well as everyone who knows
him, will miss him greatly."
Before joining Cahners, Jeff was vice president of marketing and sales
network products at Tripp Lite Manufacturing from 1996 to 1998. There,
he managed a business unit focused on multiple market areas including telecommunications
and electronics. From 1988 to 1996, Jeff held numerous management positions
in strategic planning and product marketing at Toshiba America Electronic
Components. Jeff is survived by his wife, Sue, and their four children.
Andrew Curry Green was named director of business development at eLogic
after Cahners acquired the company in June 2000. Instrumental in the development
of many of eLogic's key accounts, Andrew aggressively pursued sales leads
and served such key clients as NewsEdge and Red Herring. Prior to his promotion
to this position, Andrew served as director of product development for
Cahners, developing the online strategy for all electronics publications
and managing a team of product managers responsible for the execution of
40 separate Web initiatives. Andrew joined Cahners as a product manager
in September 1999.
"Everything Andrew did came straight from the heart," said Carl Midson,
eLogic's chief technology officer and newly appointed Interim CEO. "He
brought a level of professionalism and dedication to all that he was involved
in, both professionally and personally. His easygoing, fun-loving, radiant
personality touched many of his co-workers in the office. He was a great
colleague to all and a personal friend to many. He will be fondly remembered
and sadly missed by us all."
Before joining Cahners, Andrew amassed over 11 years of experience directing
various software development projects. Most recently, he was a senior account
manager at Electronic Press Services Group, responsible for the development
of Forrester Research's Web site initiatives. Andrew is survived by his
According to the announcement, Jeff and Andrew will be greatly missed
by everyoneat Cahners. The company mourns their passing and extends its
sincere and heartfelt condolences to their families, friends, and colleagues
Special Note: In consideration of the grieving families, Cahners asks
that the families' requests for privacy be respected.
Source: Cahners Business Information, New York, 212/519-7771; http://www.cahners.com.