Technomic Adds Szymanski to Leadership Team

Research firm names foodservice industry vet executive director of events, new media

Published in CSP Daily News

Susan Szymanski

CHICAGO -- Susan Szymanski has joined the Technomic Inc. leadership team as executive director of events and new media, the foodservice research firm has announced.

"Susan will bring her vast knowledge of the event space and the online publishing field to Technomic's portfolio of products and will be instrumental in building new growth platforms for us," said executive vice president Darren Tristano.

Prior to joining Technomic, Szymanski was senior vice president and group publisher of the Foodservice Group at CSP Business Media LLC, Oakbrook Terrace, Ill., where she was responsible for the print, online and event properties of Restaurant Business and FoodService Director magazines and related web newsletters and events.

Her vision was to integrate print, online and events, taking publishing to a new level. Among other accomplishments, she led the successful incorporation of tablet technology to the Restaurant Business brand, the movement of the reader from print to online using content migration, conference applications and the use of content as a new marketing tool in print and on the web.

Prior to CSP, Szymanski was publishing director for Nation's Restaurant News, where she built an online portfolio of products that had record growth and sales in her final years at NRN.

Technomic's event portfolio includes conferences and events in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia.

Chicago-based Technomic provides clients with facts, insights and consulting support. Its services include publications and digital products, as well as proprietary studies and research on all aspects of the food industry.