A deal has been struck whereby Rolf Lockwood, vice president-editorial and a founding partner of Newcom Business Media will,in addition to his Canadian duties, be joining the U.S. masthead of Newport Business Media, publisher of Heavy Duty Trucking, Heavy Duty Aftermarket Journal and Truckinginfo.com. He will be called "editor at large".
Newcom publishes Today's Trucking, HighwaySTAR and Transport Routier magazines out of Toronto and Montreal, and owns four major trade shows. Lockwood is editorial director of Today's Trucking.
Lockwood Product Watch newsletter with the NBM titles.
The arrangement is the result of restructuring of Newport's management team and the departure of Steve Sturgess, who served as executive editor for the past seven years. The U.S. magazines will continue to be led by editor in chief Deborah Lockridge.
Lockwood is a veteran of 31 years in the trucking industry and in 2003 he won the Canadian Business Press Association Harvey Southam Lifetime Editorial Achievement Award. He has also won several gold and silver Kenneth R. Wilson Memorial Awards for journalism excellence.