Penton Media, New York, announced the appointment of Chris Warne as group publisher of the Baking Group, which includes Modern Baking, Baking Management, Bakery-Net.com and Healthy Baking Seminars. Warne was formerly the associate publisher for Supermarket News (SN), another Penton publication directed to the supermarket industry. He replaces Jerry Rymont who was promoted to publisher of SN.
Warne became SN's director of group circulation sales and trade show marketing manager in 1997, joined the weekly's advertising sales team in 1999 and was named associate publisher in 2005. He received his bachelor's degree from SUNY College at Fredonia.
Penton Media is the largest independent business-to-business media company in the U.S., serving more than six million business professionals every month. Founded in 1987 with Modern Baking as its flagship publication, the Baking Group has been serving the baking industry for more than 20 years. Penton Media acquired the magazines when it purchased Donohue-Meehan Publishing company in 1998.