The Peerless Media Team

Brian Ceraolo
Brian CeraoloPresident
Brian is the founder and President of Peerless Media. He has 29 years of experience in B2B publishing; 26 of which are in the logistics, supply chain and materials handling markets. Brian’s vision when launching Peerless was to create a unique media company for the new digital era in publishing, offering both the traditional print and online B2B products, while adopting new digital services such as market intelligence, lead nurturing, behavioral targeting and retargeted advertising. His goal was for Peerless to become a full-service media partner to their clients.

Since the company’s inception in 2010, Brian extended their reach in the supply chain market with the launch of the highly successful, all-digital brand, Supply Chain 24/7. He expanded their business into the design engineering market with the acquisition of Desktop Engineering, and established two new business units, PRG and Peerless Content Creation, which provide original market intelligence and content creation for Peerless’ clients. In its first five years, Peerless Media has more than doubled in size. In 2013, Folio Magazine named Brian to their Folio 100: Honoree List. He was named again in 2015.

Brian graduated with a B.S. in Business from Fairfield University and currently resides in Morganville, NJ with his wife and four children.

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Mike Levans
Mike LevansGroup Editorial Director
Michael Levans is Group Editorial Director of Peerless Media’s Supply Chain Group of publications and websites including Logistics Management, Supply Chain Management Review, Modern Materials Handling, and Material Handling Product News. He’s a 24-year publishing veteran who started out at the Pittsburgh Press as a business reporter and has spent the last 18 years leading editorial and art departments for some of the nation’s top B2B publishing houses. During that time, Levans has overseen the successful launch of several new B2B titles and developed a series of live and online events that have helped readers better engage with editorial staff and thought-leading market sources.

On top of his editorial management duties, Levans also oversees the day-to-day operations of Peerless Content Creation (PCC), the company’s division that produces custom content, such as white papers and custom digital editions, for its diverse client base.

A recent nominee for Editor of the Year by FOLIO: magazine, Levans received his BA from Duquesne University and currently resides in Newburyport, Mass., with his wife and son.

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Bob Trebilcock
Bob TrebilcockEditor-in-Chief
Bob Trebilcock grew up in the materials handling industry, working in his family’s industrial packaging business. He has been a writer and editor for consumer and trade publications for more than thirty years.

As a consumer, personal finance and health reporter, his work has appeared in magazines as diverse the Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, Reader’s Digest, Good Housekeeping, Prevention, and MoneyWatch, the personal finance website of CBS News. As a trade magazine writer and editor, he has written about issues related to diversity in the workplace and marketplace for DiversityInc and covered logistics and supply chain management in the commercial aviation space for Aviation Week.

Trebilcock has followed trends in materials handling automation and technology for Modern Materials Handling since 1984. He became the editorial director of Supply Chain Management Review in July 2013, and in 2017 received Honorable Mention by Folio Magazine for Editor of the Year. He graduated with a BFA from Bowling Green State University in 1977 and lives with his family in Keene, New Hampshire.

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Charles Tanner
Charles TannerDirector of Email Marketing
Charles Tanner has over 20 years of experience in B2B audience marketing working for CMP Publications, Cahners, Reed Business Information and Peerless Media since the company was formed in May 2010. In total, Charles has managed the audience marketing efforts for the Peerless Media brands for over 12 years. In his position as Director of Audience Marketing, he develops and manages our targeted audience of 250,000 supply chain and materials handling professionals reached through print, email and our websites. He oversees all subscriber retention programs, new subscriber acquisition, BPA audits and email programs for our business partners. A native of Long Island, NY, Charlie earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from Hofstra University in 1988.

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Clive Purchase
Clive PurchaseDirector of Web Operations
Clive Purchase has 25 years of hands-on experience in digital publishing; 15 of which were in product development and sales with hi-tech companies evolving electronic software solutions for the global publishing markets. In 1992 his company, Production Management Technologies, was awarded the prestigious Seybold Award for Excellence for their content management system developed under license for Siemens and Linotype. In 1995 he was recruited by Cahners Publishing to facilitate the development and deployment of Manufacturing Marketplace and the launch of over 25 B2B magazine Web sites. He then spent 4 years developing online strategies for online publishers before joining Reed Business Information’s Supply Chain Group where he executed the development of online products and helped them become one of the most profitable online groups in the company. He now, with his colleagues, leads the development and strategies for all Peerless Media’s online products and operations.

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Judd Aschenbrand
Judd AschenbrandDirector of Research
Judd Aschenbrand draws from 35 years of experience applying quantitative and qualitative market research techniques in both B2B and B2C markets. He has designed and managed projects across a spectrum of corporate, management and technical audiences in market segments ranging from information technology to supply chain to media.

Judd began his career working on the supplier side conducting research programs for clients in consumer goods, financial services, advertising and communications, and media.

After serving as Vice President of Research with International Data Group (IDG), Group Research Manager at Reed/Elsevier’s Business Information division and operating as an independent marketing research consultant, Judd joined Peerless Media as Director of Research in early 2011.

Judd has also served as chairperson for the American Business Press Research Committee.

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