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Volume 18, Issue 9 October 2001
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Cahners Mourns the Loss of Two Employees

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 be remembered.

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 wife, Shannon.

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 throughout Cahners.

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.

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