Under new ownership

On August 17, 2015 I was thrilled to acquire Plumbing & HVAC magazine from Newcom Business Media Inc. I have been publisher of the magazine now for 11 years and thoroughly enjoyed learning about the industry and have made a lot of friends. Editor Simon Blake and I have made a great team and, along with our writers and support staff, have enjoyed creating a magazine for you, our reader. We will continue our commitment to unbiased editorial focused on helping you build your business.

Simon will continue his role as editor but our team is growing. Mark Mierkalns was recently hired as national sales manager to help grow both our print and digital products. We will be looking to add more digital products in 2016. Dorothy Lai has been named circulation director. I will continue as publisher.

Plumbing & HVAC is nothing without our great readers. We always welcome your comments and suggestions on how we can make the magazine better for you. Please support our advertisers, as they are the companies that allow us to bring you the magazine.

Buying Plumbing & HVAC is my personal commitment to the industry. Thank you all for being a part of Plumbing & HVAC magazine thus far and I look forward to meeting and working with you for many years to come. 

Mark Vreugdenhil, Publisher/Owner
Marked Business Media Inc.

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OCT. 15, 2015

Delta Burnaby Hotel, Burnaby, B.C., 1 p.m. Call 1-800-639-2474 or visit www.ciphexroadshow.ca for more information. 

CIPHEX Edmonton
OCT. 20, 2015

Ramada Edmonton Hotel, Edmonton, 1 p.m. Call 1-800-639-2474 or visit www.ciphexroadshow.ca for more information. 

OCT. 22, 2015

Queensbury Convention Centre, Regina, Sask., 1 p.m. Call 1-800-639-2474 or visit www.ciphexroadshow.ca for more information. 

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September 2015
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