Cadalyst Appoints New Editor-in-Chief and Executive Editor

8 Jun, 2008

Nancy Johnson and Kenneth Wong will direct editorial operations of CAD industry's leading publication.

Questex Media announced today it has appointed Nancy Spurling Johnson as editor-in-chief and Kenneth Wong as executive editor of Cadalyst, the leading publication in the field of computer-aided design (CAD) and related technologies. Cadalyst magazine and publish technology news, hardware and software reviews, tutorials and programming tips for professionals in the architecture/engineering/construction (AEC), manufacturing and GIS markets. The magazine celebrated its 25th anniversary this month.

Johnson has led the Cadalyst network of Web sites and e-newsletters as senior digital media editor for the past four years, integral to the growth of one of Questex Media's most financially successful digital publishing operations. She has been with Questex Media (formerly Advanstar Communications) for 10 years and previously was founding editor-in-chief of a transportation technology publication. She has nearly 20 years of writing, editing and management experience in print and digital media.

"I am honored and excited to take on this new role at Cadalyst and to partner with Kenneth Wong, a journalist of the highest caliber," Johnson said. "We have an amazing editorial team, and together we'll work to deliver the best, most comprehensive resources available in the CAD community."

Amy Coronato Osborn, publisher of Cadalyst, added, "We have several very exciting projects in the works, and I'm thrilled to have Nancy and Kenneth behind them. Their shared vision will undoubtedly serve the Cadalyst audience well. The future of Cadalyst is extremely bright."

Kenneth Wong began his editorial career as a junior editor at Cadence magazine in 2000. He became a regular contributor to Cadalyst in 2004, shortly after the merger of Cadalyst and Cadence. During his nine-year tenure in the CAD press, he has closely observed the migration from 2D to 3D, the growth of PLM (product lifecycle management) and the impact of globalization on manufacturing.

"I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work more closely with the Cadalyst editorial team to develop and deliver content that reflects current industry practices and emerging trends," said Wong. "In my new role, I'll seek out examples of innovation and creativity among the CAD users; facilitate an ongoing dialog between technology consumers and providers, and champion the causes of loyal Cadalyst readers."

The Cadalyst editorial staff also includes Lisa McAdam, managing editor; and Gloria Goskie, digital media editor. Combined, McAdam and Goskie have nearly four decades of experience in business-to-business publishing and play an invaluable role in Cadalyst's editorial operations.