Jason Stein, associate publisher and editor of Automotive News, will become publisher and editor. Stein, 41, will oversee more than 50 automotive reporters and editors around the world and lead the publication's sales, marketing, event and circulation departments.
Additionally, Crain Communications Vice President KC Crain has been named group publisher of the Automotive Group, which includes Automotive News, Automotive News Europe, Automobilwoche and Autoweek. Crain, 33, will continue as publisher of Autoweek and group publisher of Plastics News, European Plastics News, Rubber & Plastics News, European Rubber Journal, Plastics and Rubber Weekly, Tire Business, Waste & Recycling News and Urethanes Technology International.
During his tenure, Brown has led Automotive News to dramatic growth and global prominence with print and online products that cover the automotive industry. He became publisher of Automotive News in January 2010 after being associate publisher and editorial director since 1992.
"Peter is a great newsman, business leader and true friend," said Keith Crain, chairman of Crain Communications and editor-in-chief of Automotive News. "He has given his heart and soul to Automotive News and the company. We will miss him."