ITworld.com Promotes Doug Loyer to Vice President of Engineering and Systems; Betsy Bellar to Vice President of Electronic Publishing

SOUTHBOROUGH, MA – March 22, 2001 – ITworld.com, the leading information resource for enterprise IT professionals, today announced the appointments of Doug Loyer to vice president of engineering and systems and Betsy Bellar to vice president of electronic publishing. These appointments follow a successful year of internal growth and significant technological enhancements.

 

As vice president of engineering and systems, Doug Loyer will combine his engineering expertise and process management skills to streamline the sophisticated engineering and systems program at ITworld.com. In his previous role as director of engineering, Loyer led several teams to develop the server side aspects of the site, including content management, system architecture, and database design. Prior to joining ITworld.com, Loyer was development manager for Atex Media Solutions. Overall, he has more than thirteen years of experience in product development, project development and consulting in the publishing, finance, manufacturing, telecommunications, and aerospace industries for companies such as Motorola, Ford, AT&T, and the US Department of Energy.

Electronic Publishing Vice President Betsy Bellar will be responsible for maintaining the highest level of content, creative site features, and product enhancements. Bellar previously served as director of ePublishing prior to assuming her new role as vice president. Before joining ITworld.com, Bellar served as the assistant director of production for Harvard Business School Publishing, leading efforts to select and architect a digital content library system, select a digital rights management partner, and numerous electronic-book projects. She was also active in setting electronic publishing standards, and held several positions over the course of thirteen years, including program director, at the Online Computer Library Center in Dublin, Ohio.

"We are thrilled to promote these two extremely talented and experienced individuals. Doug's efforts in enhancing ITworld's site architecture and engineering has made a significant impact on our growing business model," said Bill Reinstein, president and CEO of ITworld.com. "Betsy's expertise in ePublishing is instrumental in bringing the highest value content to our viewers."

Since its launch in February 2000, ITworld.com has significantly expanded its business model to revolutionize how IT professionals acquire information and knowledge, literally changing the way they view IT.

About ITworld.com

By bringing together the deepest and most-trusted IT content and integrating it with a dynamic Web-navigation framework, ITworld.com has become the premier Web resource for enterprise IT professionals. ITworld.com delivers award-winning, unique editorial, an impressive array of news, webcasts, services, and information relating to all areas of technology – as well as content from IDG's powerhouse enterprise IT publishers: CIO, Computerworld, InfoWorld, and Network World. Ranked among the top ten Internet media properties by Advertising Age's BtoB, and named a "Hot Site" by USA Today, ITworld.com's family of sites includes ITcareers.com, JavaWorld, LinuxWorld.com, and UNIX Insider. Pioneering the next generation of IT information delivery – for our audience; for our advertisers – ITworld.com is "changing the way you view IT."ä For more information, see http://www.itworld.com.

ITworld.com is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading IT media, research, and exposition company. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers and 4,000 book titles. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related expositions worldwide, and provides IT market analysis through 51 offices in 43 countries worldwide. Company information is available at http://www.idg.com.

 

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