Control Engineering, in 70th year, joins WTWH Media

WTWH Media LLC acquired CFE Media LLC on May 1; Control Engineering, serving subscribers interested in automation, controls, instrumentation since 1954, expects to bring greater engineering resources and opportunities to subscribers and other stakeholders.

By Mark T. Hoske May 6, 2024
Courtesy: Control Engineering

 

Learning Objectives

  • Learn about WTWH Media’s acquisition of CFE Media, including Control Engineering.
  • Understand some of the combined benefits of WTWH Media, CFE Media and Control Engineering.
  • Explore resources available as Control Engineering joins the engineering group at WTWH Media.

Control Engineering, WTWH Media insights

  • WTWH Media acquired CFE Media, including Control Engineering.
  • Combining WTWH Media, CFE Media and Control Engineering is expected to offer more to subscribers.
  • Control Engineering explains some of its many resources, now part of the wider and deeper engineering group of brands at WTWH Media.

Control Engineering’s opportunities to serve subscribers and other stakeholders interested in automation, controls and instrumentation increased as WTWH Media acquired CFE Media LLC for an undisclosed amount on May 1. WTWH stands for willing to work harder. CFE stands for content for engineers.

“Combined with the recent acquisition of Engineering.com, this partnership adds editorial excellence across critical engineering disciplines, expands audience reach of technical engineers and industry executives, and bolsters WTWH Media’s offerings to support B2B [business to business] marketers in reaching the right audience at the right time,” according to WTWH Media.

Control Engineering, founded in September 1954 by McGraw-Hill, has:

“Teams at Control Engineering and CFE Media look forward to finding ways to expand our educational services to automation, controls and instrumentation subscribers as part of the WTWH Media engineering group, which includes 3DCAD & Digital Manufacturing, Design World Network, Electronics Engineering Network, Fluid Power World, R&D Network and Robotics Network,” according to Mark T. Hoske, Control Engineering editor/content manager, part of Control Engineering since 1994.

Control Engineering began in September 1954 as part of McGraw-Hill and is in its 70th year; 50th anniversary cover shown first cover with key anniversaries.

Control Engineering began in September 1954 as part of McGraw-Hill and is in its 70th year; 50th anniversary cover shown first cover with key anniversaries. Courtesy: Control Engineering

More about the WTWH Media acquisition of CFE Media

Other information about the WTWH Media acquisition of CFE Media follows.

Scott McCafferty, co-founder and CEO of WTWH Media said: “We are thrilled to add the CFE Media team and brands to WTWH Media to expand our engineering audience reach and offerings to this growing and critical market. The addition of CFE Media will help WTWH Media provide more relevant and critical news, value-added insights, and skill-developing information to our audience as well as new branding and demand generation opportunities for our marketing partners.”

Patrick Lynch, CEO of CFE Media, said: “Our optimism for the future has never been stronger. We believe the partnership with WTWH Media will benefit our team, audience, and marketing partners. Together with WTWH Media, we are strategically aligned in building the pre-eminent data-driven, tech-enabled B2B media platform with a full suite of B2B demand solutions. We are excited to help drive growth across several new brands and strategic initiatives, including Packaging OEM, Automated Warehouse, the Digital Transformation Forum event, and WTWH’s Branded Content Studio.”

Jim Langhenry and Steve Rourke, CFE Media co-founders, added: “Since founding CFE Media in 2010, we have seen Control Engineering, Plant Engineering, Consulting-Specifying Engineer, and Industrial Cybersecurity Pulse grow into the marquee brands in their sectors. We are excited to join the WTWH family, which shares our core values and mission.”

The transaction marks the fifth strategic acquisition for WTWH Media since partnering with Mountaingate Capital, a Colorado-based, growth-focused investment firm, in December 2022.

About WTWH Media

WTWH Media is an award-winning, digital-first B2B media and marketing company that connects brand marketers with targeted, hard-to-reach audiences of executives and industry practitioners. The company serves three core industry verticals including engineering, healthcare and life sciences, and foodservice, retail and hospitality. For more information on WTWH Media, please visit https://wtwhmedia.com.

Control Engineering joined the engineering brands of WTWH Media on May 1, 2024.

Control Engineering joined the engineering brands of WTWH Media on May 1, 2024. Courtesy: Control Engineering

About CFE Media and Technology

CFE Media LLC is a B2B media company focused on providing engineers in manufacturing, operational technology, and industrial automation sectors with knowledge they need to improve their operational efficiency. The company manages the Control Engineering, Plant Engineering, Consulting-Specifying Engineer, and Industrial Cybersecurity Pulse brands as well as the CFE Media Marketing to Engineers event. For more information on CFE Media, please visit https://cfemedia.com.

About Control Engineering

Control Engineering connects the global industrial engineering audience through coverage of and education about automation, control, and instrumentation technologies in a regionally focused, actionable manner through online and print media and in-person events. Established in 1954, Control Engineering provides information for automation engineers who design, implement, integrate, maintain, and manage control, automation, and instrumentation systems, components, and equipment to do their jobs better. https://www.controleng.com.

Control Engineering operated as part of CFE Media LLC from 2010 through April 2024, March/April 2024 digital edition and eBooks are shown.

Control Engineering operated as part of CFE Media LLC from 2010 through April 2024, March/April 2024 digital edition and eBooks are shown. Courtesy: Control Engineering

Think again about how to share your knowledge with Control Engineering peers, as we collaborate with WTWH Media to expand engineering resources for subscribers. https://www.controleng.com/connect/how-to-contribute/

Mark T. Hoske, editor and content manager, Control Engineering, CFE Media and Technology, now part of WTWH Media, mhoske@cfemedia.com.

KEYWORDS: Control Engineering, CFE Media, WTWH Media, acquisition

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Author Bio: Mark Hoske has been Control Engineering editor/content manager since 1994 and in a leadership role since 1999, covering all major areas: control systems, networking and information systems, control equipment and energy, and system integration, everything that comprises or facilitates the control loop. He has been writing about technology since 1987, writing professionally since 1982, and has a Bachelor of Science in Journalism degree from UW-Madison.