Qualified Remodeler Publisher Named
Fort Atkinson, WI Cygnus Publishing, a division of business-to-business media leader Cygnus Business Media and parent company of Kitchen & Bath Design News, has named Rick Schwer as publisher of K&BDN's sister magazine, Qualified Remodeler (QR).
Founded in 1975, QR was the first magazine to serve the expanding residential remodeling industry. Today, QR is published monthly and serves more than 83,000 remodeling company owners, executives, architects and suppliers.
Prior to joining QR, Schwer was senior v.p. and general manager of the Chicago division of Adams Business Media. Schwer's publishing experience includes working for Cahners Business Information Systems and Atwood Publishing.
"QR has been vital to the remodeling industry for many years, and I look forward to expanding the magazine's role to further serve our subscribers, advertisers and the industry," Schwer said.
Noted Eliot Sefrin, group publisher for Kitchen & Bath Design News, QR and Design/Build Business, "Under Rick's leadership we're going to expand the role of the magazine in the remodeling and housing markets, in conjunction with our related titles."