DETROIT—The board of directors of Crain Communications Inc. has elected David Zielasko to the position of Vice President/Publisher, Tire Business. In addition to his new title of vice president, Mr. Zielasko has served as editor and publisher of Tire Business since May 1998.
He joined the Akron-based publication as assistant managing editor in March 1985, after a short stint as chief copy editor at Rubber & Plastics News, a sister publication to Tire Business.
He became managing editor of Tire Business several months later and was named editor in January 1987. Associate Publisher was added to his title in January 1995 and he was promoted to publisher three years later.
``We are pleased with this appointment of Dave Zielasko to vice president/publisher,'' said Keith Crain, chairman of Crain Communications.
``Tire Business has progressed dramatically during Dave's tenure, and his appointment to an officer of Crain is well earned.''
Prior to joining Crain in 1985, Mr. Zielasko worked at Western Reserve Academy, an independent secondary boarding school in Hudson, Ohio, where he was responsible for school publications and alumni relations. He also was a reporter at the Kent-Ravenna Record Courier, a daily newspaper in Ravenna, Ohio.
Mr. Zielasko is a 1977 graduate of Marietta College, in Marietta, Ohio, where he earned a bachelor's degree in biology/management. He also holds a master's degree in journalism, which he received in 1980 from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.