After earning a BS in Economics from Villanova and his CPA designation, CEO Wayne Gregus gained experience as a plant controller over a printing, typesetting and direct mail operation. Transitioning directly into publishing from there, Wayne accepted progressively more challenging positions with McGraw Hill, CitiCorp's publishing and direct marketing division, Capital Cities/ABC's Institutional Investor, International Thomson and Reed Elsevier as Senior Vice President of Operations for Reed Travel Group.
After leaving Reed, Gregus formed IMG, a publishing operations consulting group. Clients for IMG include: Advanstar Holdings, Inc., Cahners Publishing Company, E-Map, Freedom Publishing, Miller Freeman, Post-Newsweek Business Information, The Official Information Company (a Veronis, Suhler, Stevenson Platform Company), and BPA.
Mary Ann Gerney
Mary Ann Gerney, President of CAS, earned a BA from New York University, then joined Mobil Travel Guide, which was testing "automated production systems", using IBM technology to automate the production of the Guide. Since then, Mary Ann has been involved in developing, migrating and implementing technology solutions within the publishing industry. After establishing and then selling Liberty Graphics, she joined Reed Travel Group, where Atex publishing technology was replaced with Macintosh and Quark publishing technology. While at Reed, Mary Ann managed the development and implementation of a custom database publishing solution to produce the quarterly 3,000 page Hotel & Travel Index. Mary Ann spearheaded the initial transition to Word and then to Excel for producing BPA statements.
She is also a principal in Oakland Publishing, Inc., which consults with publishers, especially on technological issues. Oakland's client list includes Simon and Schuster, Prentice-Hall, Thompson Financial, Pearson Education, and Sports Game Publishing.
Vice President Sales
Jonathan Meigs has over thirty years in the publishing industry in advertising sales, sales management, new business development, special advertising sections, custom publishing, and general publishing management.
Prior to starting his own successful magazine consulting business in 1998, Jon was Publisher and General Manager of the Official Airline Guides and Frequent Flyer magazine. He is known for his leadership style and has a reputation as a turn-around specialist.
Over his career he has held the positions of Director of Special Advertising Sections for BusinessWeek and Account Manager for Business Week; Group Publisher of Eastern and Continental Airlines In-flight magazines; Group Publisher for International Thompson Retail Press; Associate Publisher for CMP; Account Manager for INC; and Sales Development Director and Account Manager for Penton’s IndustryWeek and Automation magazines.
Jon’s consulting clients have included BusinessWeek, The Journal of Accountancy, Seed, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Travel & Enjoy, American Express SkyGuide, Access, and iDNA (events).
Paul B. Beatty
Senior Publishing Consultant
16 Bay Street
North Sea Beach Colony
Southampton, New York 11968
Paul B. Beatty is a senior Business-to-Business publishing consultant. He has been active in the Business-to-Business Publishing industry for over forty years. His crusade has been building services and programs for magazines proving the power of print. As publisher of over twenty magazines he concentrated on the basic sell that advertising in business-to-business magazines start more sales than the advertisers sales organization. Today he has developed systems proving print advertising in business to business magazines drives more buyers to sellers web sites than any other medium. The print to web connection drives more pre-qualified buyers to seller’s web sites instantly at the lowest cost with proven results.
Paul has been active in many business-to-business organizations. He has been a member of ABM/ABP going back forty years. Speaking at industry events, sales meetings and seminars his constant crusade has been selling the power of print. Today he continues the crusade by proving the print to web connection is the most powerful marketing tool bringing buyers and sellers together with instant contact.
He has worked at McGraw Hill, International Thompson, and Morgan Grampian and Reinhold Publishing companies.