Arlington Heights, IL -- Cygnus Business Media is proud to announce the appointment of Brian Cassell as Group Show Manager for Firehouse events. Brian will be responsible for the overall performance of Firehouse Expo in Baltimore, MD, and Trade Show Executive 2012 Fastest 50 Winner Firehouse World, in San Diego, CA.
Brian is a 20-year fire service veteran, serving on the marketing team for fire apparatus manufacturer KME for 10 years and as a volunteer firefighter with the Tamaqua, PA, Fire Department.
In addition to his experience both as a manufacturer and firefighter, Brian has previously served on the Exhibitor Advisory Boards of Firehouse Expo and Firehouse World, as well as FDIC and Fire-Rescue International. Brian has also served as the Fire Apparatus Manufacturer’s Association (FAMA) Trade Show Committee Co-Chair, responsible for communicating manufacturer needs and concerns to fire service trade shows.
“I’m very excited to have Brian join our team as the new Group Show Manager,” said Ed Nichols, Vice President of Events for Cygnus Business Media. “Brian’s experience in the fire service, as a manufacturer, in an oversight role with FAMA, and his involvement with all of the industry’s major trade shows makes him uniquely qualified to move our events forward.”
Brian fills the role previously held by Tom Tobiason. Tobiason resigned from the position and left the fire market at the end of May.
“We committed to improving the value of the Firehouse brand across all of our properties when I joined Firehouse two years ago, and I believe firmly that the addition of Brian, and Tim Sendelbach earlier this month, demonstrate our commitment to that promise,” said Greg Toritto, Firehouse Group Publisher. “As the needs of the fire service evolve and change, we remain committed to meeting those needs.”
“I am very proud to be joining the Firehouse team,” said Brian Cassell. “This is a great team of committed men and women and I am looking forward to having a positive impact for our exhibitors, sponsors and attendees at both Firehouse World and Firehouse Expo. There are many very exciting improvements coming for both events that will give attendees new learning opportunities, as well as provide exhibitors with the value they need.”
Brian joined the Firehouse Team on August 18, working from his home office in Tamaqua, PA.
Firehouse is the leading fire and emergency services brand, reaching more than 800,000 unique visitors and subscribers monthly, and thousands of attendees annually, via its live events and media portfolio. The Firehouse brand encompasses Firehouse Magazine, the Firehouse Tablet Edition, Firehouse.com, Firehouse Expo, Firehouse World, Firehouse Station Design Conference and Awards, and a host of print and digital products targeting fire and emergency services personnel.
Utilizing its multiple platforms and unparalleled reach, Firehouse sets itself apart from the competition by fostering a culture that encourages innovation and the use of the latest digital and database technologies to best serve its audience and companies serving the marketplace.