Pen­guin Ran­dom House Canada CEO retiring

The Hamilton Spectator - - Business -

Pen­guin Ran­dom House Canada CEO Brad Martin is step­ping down and will be re­placed by the com­pany’s pres­i­dent and pub­lisher, Kristin Cochrane. The com­pany an­nounced Thurs­day that Martin is retiring on June 30. Cochrane, who will also join the com­pany’s global ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee, will be­come re­spon­si­ble for day-to-day and long-term pub­lish­ing and busi­ness strat­egy. Pen­guin Canada and Ran­dom House of Canada were brought un­der the same own­er­ship as part of a 2013 merger be­tween pub­lish­ers Ber­tels­mann and Pear­son PLC. Pen­guin Canada’s im­prints in­clude Vik­ing, Hamish Hamil­ton and Allen Lane, while the im­prints of Ran­dom House of Canada, which ac­quired McClel­land & Ste­wart in 2012, in­clude Dou­ble­day Canada and Knopf Canada.

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