PennWell

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PennWell
Parent companyClarion Events
Founded1910
FounderPatrick Boyle
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationTulsa, Oklahoma
Publication typesMagazines, newsletters, books, maps, directories, databases
Official websitewww.pennwell.com

PennWell Corporation is a diversified business-to-business publisher founded in 1910[1] and based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It is owned by the British company Clarion Events.

PennWell publishes 45 business-to-business magazines and newsletters, conducts over 60 conferences and exhibitions on six continents, and also offers books, maps, directories and database services.[2] In 2011 it acquired a data mapping company and also expanded its publications in the technology field.[3]

History[edit]

The company, originally called the Petroleum Publishing Company and owned by Pennsylvanian Patrick Boyle, began in 1910 with the acquisition of a magazine based in Beaumont, Texas, called Oil Investors Journal; Boyle moved the publication to Tulsa and renamed it Oil & Gas Journal.[4][5] Boyle died in 1920, and was succeeded first by his son-in-law Frank T. Lauinger, and then, in 1932, by his grandson P.C. Lauinger, who led the Journal to increasing financial success, established a number of other petroleum-oriented publications, and acquired publications in the dental care field.[6] P.C. Lauinger remained in control of the company until his death in 1988; thereafter his son-in-law, Robert Biolchini, led the company[4] until 2015, when Mark Wilmoth was elected president and CEO while Biolchini became chairman of the board.[7]

In 2018, PennWell was acquired by Clarion Events, a British company owned by The Blackstone Group.[8]

Publications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Laser Focus World Wins Gold at the 2011 Folio Awards in New York City". PennWell. January 31, 2011. Retrieved November 29, 2015.
  2. ^ http://www.pennwell.com/
  3. ^ Rod Walton, "PennWell acquires broadband assets from Hermes", Tulsa World, December 30, 2011.
  4. ^ a b Rod Walton, "PennWell marks 100 years of publishing", Tulsa World, October 17, 2010.
  5. ^ Bobby D. Weaver, "Oil and Gas Journal" at Oklahoma Historical Society Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture Archived 2009-04-16 at the Wayback Machine (accessed January 13, 2012).
  6. ^ "Publisher of oil industry Journal still going full gusher at age 70", Associated Press in The Miami News, May 27, 1971.
  7. ^ "PennWell announces leadership changes", Tulsa World, September 24, 2015.
  8. ^ "PennWell Corp. and NewBay Media Acquired By UK Firms". Folio:. 2018-04-04. Retrieved 2018-09-01.
  9. ^ http://www.wwinternational.com
  10. ^ http://www.renewable-energy-world.com
  11. ^ http://www.laserfocusworld.com
  12. ^ http://www.industrial-lasers.com
  13. ^ http://www.bioopticsworld.com
  14. ^ http://www.optoiq.com
  15. ^ http://www.OGJ.com
  16. ^ http://www.offshore-mag.com
  17. ^ http://www.OGfJ.com
  18. ^ http://www.pennenergy.com
  19. ^ http://www.utilityproducts.com/index.html
  20. ^ http://www.elp.com/index.html
  21. ^ http://www.power-eng.com/index.html
  22. ^ http://www.powerengineeringint.com/index.html
  23. ^ http://www.hydroworld.com/index.html
  24. ^ http://www.cospp.com/index.html
  25. ^ a b c PennWell Acquires Elsevier Public Safety Media Brands
  26. ^ http://www.vision-systems.com
  27. ^ http://www.dentaleconomics.com
  28. ^ Wright, Maury (October 14, 2014). "PennWell acquires interest in publisher of Lux Magazine and Lux Review". www.ledsmagazine.com.

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