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Motor Trend Names Detroit Editor

Scott Burgess has been named Detroit editor for Motor Trend magazine. Burgess has been covering the auto industry from Detroit for several years. His work has appeared in The Detroit News, AOL Autos and more.

“We are extremely excited to have Scott Burgess join Team Motor Trend,” said Motor Trend’s editor-in-chief, Edward Loh, in a statement. “He brings deep connections throughout the industry, years of experience in print and online journalism, and an entertaining, yet informative writing style that will prove invaluable as he covers the automotive epicenter that is Detroit.”

Burgess will report to Loh.

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Motor Trend Promotes Several, Names New EIC

Edward Loh (pictured) has been promoted from Executive Editor — a position he held since last year — to Editor-in-Chief of Motor Trend magazine. Loh is succeeding Angus MacKenzie, who is now Chief Content Officer of Source Interlink Media, Motor Trend’s parent.

Chris Argentieri, President of Source Interlink Media, said of Loh, “His passion for all things automotive and his ability to communicate with an enthusiast audience is matched by his understanding of today’s multi-platform publishing environment. I am delighted that we are able to promote him to oversee one of our flagship brands.”

Ron Kiino, the magazine’s Editor-at-Large, will succeed Loh as Executive Editor. Motor Trend’s Senior Editor, Jonny Lieberman, has also been promoted to Senior Features Editor.

Eric Schwab Promoted To Publisher Of Motor Trend And Automobile

Source Interlink Media (SIM) has so much faith in Eric Schwab that they have tapped him to single-handedly fill the roles that were recently vacated by two other execs.  The company announced today that Schwab has been named publisher of Motor Trend and Automobile magazines as well as SVP of integrated sales for SIM.  Interestingly enough Schwab will report to the man who he replaced as publisher — EVP of the Consumer Media Group Ira Gabriel.  Schwab will also work under Brad Gerber, EVP and chief marketing officer for SIM.

Gerber, who recently was promoted from SVP of integrated sales, is confident that Schwab will flourish in his new positions:

This is the right moment for Eric to continue the growth of the SIM properties.  Our online traffic is hitting new milestones each month and our clients will benefit from Eric’s deep understanding of our brands and company.

Schwab has been employed by SIM for over a decade and most recently worked as VP and associate publisher of the Motor Trend automotive group and VP automotive sales.  Schwab will continue to work in Detroit and manage advertising and integrated marketing for the Motor Trend and Automobile titles.  He will also oversee integrated sales for SIM.