Private Label Buyer

PLBuyer Adds Key Staff Positions In Editorial, Advertising Sales

Team additions needed to keep pace with growing PLBuyer portfolio

February 22, 2013

PLBuyer today announced the addition of Douglas Peckenpaugh to the position of executive editor, and Frank Prokos to the position of Midwest business development manager.

Both of these new additions to the team will be working on all aspects of PLBuyer’s growing portfolio, which now includes PLBuyer’s magazine and website, the PLB/360 Retailer Conference, the PLBuyer Superstore, the Category Colonel Awards program, and the Design Excellence Awards program.

“We are very excited to bring Doug and Frank onboard,” said Todd Tamcsin, publisher for PLBuyer. “They both bring great insights and experience to our team as we continue to innovate by offering new private-label resources and tools for retailers.”

Throughout his 20-year career, Peckenpaugh has followed food from farm-to-fork in most every important category, including agriculture, aquaculture, chain restaurants, other foodservice, food manufacturing, retail food R&D, supermarket and grocery. He most recently served as editor-in-chief of Perishables Buyer magazine and was previously director of content for Virgo Publishing. In his role as executive editor of PLBuyer, Peckenpaugh will be responsible for content on all of PLBuyer’s various platforms.

Prokos brings a combined 20-year history from the foodservice, wholesale/retail distribution, and specialty food retail categories. Frank most recently served as publisher of Perishables Buyer magazine, and he brings a strong working knowledge of retail category management. In Frank’s new role as Midwest sales manager, he will be responsible for developing marketing programs that drive value and connect private label suppliers and retailers.