AKRON-TIRE BUSINESS Editor David E. Zielasko has been named to the additional post of associate publisher. Calling the promotion ``well-deserved,'' Robert S. Simmons, vice president of Crain Communications Inc. and publications director of TIRE BUSINESS, said Mr. Zielasko ``has been instrumental in building a very strong news product and, more recently, has made a strong contribution to circulation growth.
``His enthusiasm and management skills are vitally important to the continued growth of the publication,'' Mr. Simmons added.
Mr. Zielasko joined TIRE BUSINESS in March 1985 as assistant managing editor and became managing editor a few months later. He was named editor in 1987.
Mr. Zielasko's journalism career includes a year as a reporter with the Kent-Ravenna (Ohio) Record Courier, a daily newspaper, and more than four years in charge of publications for an independent boarding high school. Prior to joining TIRE BUSINESS, he worked as chief copy editor for another Crain publication, Rubber & Plastics News.
Mr. Zielasko is a longtime member of the Society of Professional Journalists and served a term as president of the Akron chapter.
A 1977 graduate of Marietta College in Ohio, he also holds a master's degree in journalism from Ohio University.