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AutoWeek Magazine Names New Publisher, Publishing Director and Sales Manager.

DETROIT, March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoWeek Magazine has named Keith "K.C." Crain Jr. publisher, Tony Merpi publishing director and Tony Foster advertising sales manager of the weekly auto enthusiast magazine published by Crain Communications.

In making the announcement, Keith Crain, chairman of Crain Communications said, "We have a great team in place to take AutoWeek to the next level."

Crain Jr. joined AutoWeek in June 2005 and was named ad director in April 2006. Prior to his position at AutoWeek, he served as a reporter with AutoWeek's sister publication, Automotive News, and was an early member of Crain Communications Inc's corporate New Media department.

Tony Merpi is a 31-year veteran of Crain Communications Inc. He joined Automotive News in 1976 in advertising sales. Merpi also served in the role of director of sales and marketing of the Automotive News Group, responsible for overseeing the marketing and sales efforts of all the Crain Communications Inc automotive titles. He most recently served as publisher of AutoWeek and was named a vice president of Crain Communications Inc in 2000.

Tony Foster joined Crain Communications Inc in 1997 as a financial analyst. Foster joined Automotive News as a sales representative in 1999 and most recently served as midwest advertising manager for AutoWeek.

About AutoWeek

Detroit-based AutoWeek is the only weekly auto enthusiast magazine in North America. It provides passionate auto enthusiasts with the latest on vehicle reviews, trends, new products, racing, personalities, auto show coverage and more. AutoWeek's frequency provides readers with up-to-date news and stories like no other automotive magazine. gets breaking news, spy photos, photo galleries, podcasts to viewers faster than any other source. Register to win unique trips as well as receive the latest, tailored email alerts and blogs to fuel the automotive lifestyle.

About Crain Communications Inc

Headquartered in Detroit, Mich., Crain Communications Inc publishes nearly 30 consumer, business and trade publications, including AutoWeek, Automotive News, Advertising Age, Business Insurance, Modern Healthcare, Plastics News, Investment News as well as business weeklies in Detroit, Chicago, Cleveland and New York, with numerous related electronic news sites. It has nearly 1,000 employees located in 16 offices worldwide. The company's Web site is

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