Richard Kline

Richard Kline

Chairman and CEO, Gardner Business Media

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BIO – Rick Kline joined Gardner Business Media, Inc. in 1963 as District Manager. In 1977 he became Marketing Manager and was named President of Gardner Business Media, Inc. in 1981.  Rick is the grandson of the company’s founder Don Gardner. Five of Don Gardner’s six great grandchildren (the 4th generation) work for Gardner.  Since 1928, Gardner Business Media has been the premier publisher for the heart of manufacturing in North America – the plants, shops, factories, and the people that make them work. It was founded in 1928  with Modern Machine Shop (MMS) magazine.  Since then, Gardner built a niche in one area: manufacturing. Gardner publishes Additive Manufacturing, AutoBeat Daily, Automotive Design & Production, CompositesWorld, MoldMaking Technology, Plastics Technology, Production Machining, Products Finishing, and Modern Machine Shop (nine leading magazines in their fields).  Most recently, Gardner is expanding international offerings to include Modern Machine Shop Mexico and Plastics Technology Mexico.  Gardner also has developed Map Your Show (MYS) which provides trade show mapping applications and solutions including online floor plans and agenda builders, as well as onsite product locator kiosks, and printed maps and directory products.