Jeff Mladenik, vice president of market development for the Manufacturing and Electronics Division of Variety’s parent company, Cahners, and who was interim CEO of Cahners’ Web company eLogic, died as the hijacked American Airlines’ Flight 11 crashed into the World Trade Center on Sept. 11. He was 43.
As vice president, Mladenik was responsible for advancing and facilitating strategic plans and new business development for Manufacturing.net, the network portal site for the manufacturing industry; and e-inSITE.net, the network portal site for EOEM (electronic original equipment manufacturer) professionals.
Additionally, he coordinated new media development across the 30 publications within the Cahners Electronics Group as well as M.net.
Mladenik joined Cahners as director of marketing for the Electronics Group in February 1998. He had been VP of marketing and sales, network products at Tripp Lite Manufacturing from 1996 to 1998. From 1988 to 1996, Mladenik held various management positions in strategic planning and product marketing at Toshiba America Electronic Components.
He is survived by his wife, Sue, and four children.