Soar with the eagles

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On behalf of Randall-Reilly Publishing, I’m happy to announce the promotion of Stacy McCants to the position of publisher of Commercial Carrier Journal. It’s always a pleasure to watch a young leader with great potential rise through the ranks of an organization. I’m often asked how you can tell if a new hire is going to shine and if there’s any “secret” to figuring out who will emerge from a pool of qualified candidates. I usually answer with “I know it when I see it.” One of my heroes, Knute Rockne, said it better: “Leaders are like eagles – they don’t flock, you find them one at a time.”

With Stacy, I knew from his early days as a new, hungry sales associate with CCJ’s sister publication, Overdrive, that he had what it took to grow into a leadership position. In 2002, he moved over to CCJ as sales manager, where he built a leadership team that contributed to significant growth of all the core principles that distinguish CCJ from the other publications in the field. Now, after a two-year stint as CCJ’s associate publisher, McCants takes the reins as publisher.

His accomplishments include an instrumental role in the development of CCJ’s Innovator of the Year program. He’s also worked to expand the venue of Commercial Carrier University programs into top state associations and has been a significant factor in the continued success of CCJ’s spring and fall Symposiums. In his new role, McCants will oversee sales and marketing of CCJ, along with the development of other products and programs targeting the fleet market, including the Career Leadership Award and CCJ’s Daily Report e-mailed to 25,000 subscribers.

While I will continue to lead as vice president and group publisher of Randall-Reilly’s Trucking Media Group – which includes CCJ, Truck Parts & Service, Successful Dealer and Overdrive magazines – I look forward to working with Stacy to continue growing CCJ’s footprint within the fleet market. McCants says he plans to continue to expand CCJ’s serious commitment to the industry and that he’s inspired by the award-winning editorial staff’s ability to zero in on the issues that impact fleet owners’ businesses.

“My sales philosophy is to identify and implement programs that offer fleet executives opportunities to network among their peers, to be recognized and to recognize outstanding innovations in the business, and to foster a community of leaders working together,” McCants says.

The combination of a top-notch editorial team along with a responsive, innovative sales team offers CCJ readers the comprehensive industry coverage you need to grow your business.