NEWARK, N.J. — JOC Group Inc. (formerly UBM Global Trade), the authoritative global provider of information and intelligence for professionals involved in trade, transportation and logistics, today announced the appointment of Peter Tirschwell as Chief Content Officer/Executive Vice President. In this new role Peter will have overall responsibility for setting the direction of JOC Group content and overseeing development, rollout and review of world class content incorporated in JOC Group products. Peter will report to Gavin Carter , CEO of JOC Group Inc.
A career business journalist, Peter's tenure at the JOC has spanned more than 20 years during which time he served as a daily newspaper reporter, West Coast Bureau Chief, Assistant Managing Editor, Editor in Chief, Publisher and Senior Vice President for group strategy. Peter founded and chairs the annual TPM conference in Long Beach, California, the world's largest container shipping event, and leads other JOC event programs including TPM Asia and the Inland Distribution Conference.
"I am very pleased to be able to assume this new role to help move the JOC business forward. This is an exciting time in business media and for this great organization, given the opportunity to further serve the thousands of transportation and trade professionals who rely on the JOC on a day to day basis," Tirschwell said.
"Peter is highly regarded in the industry not only for his outstanding journalism, but for his well-earned position of leadership built up over many years serving this industry," said JOC Group CEO, Gavin Carter . "His passion for quality information that is valuable and impactful for our customers, combined with his universal understanding of our market makes him uniquely qualified to oversee the development of that content across all JOC Group's products and services going forward."