Eliot Sefrin, founding editor and longtime publisher of Kitchen & Bath Design News (KBDN), has been named publisher emeritus, a position that will see him retain ties to KBDN, but relinquish his day-to-day responsibilities as publisher. Announcement of the role change, made by parent company Cygnus Business Media, reflects a “mutual decision that both Eliot and Cygnus’ management believe will serve everyone’s best interests, as well as that of KBDN, through the balance of 2012 and hopefully beyond.”
“The Publisher Emeritus is an important position aimed at ensuring a seamless link between KBDN and Eliot as he transitions into an eventual semi-retirement after nearly 30 years of service,” said Kris Flitcroft, executive vice president with Cygnus.
Among Sefrin’s responsibilities are to provide advice, guidance and opinion on the industry. He also will help to preserve relationships with key clients and prospects through meetings, factory visits, telephone contacts, and at major industry events, including trade shows, conventions and association meetings. Janice Costa will continue in her role as editor and John Huff will assume responsibilities as group publisher.