Who we are.

Timeline

  • 1926
  • 1927
  • 1981
  • 1983
  • 1985
  • 1988
  • 1990
  • 1991
  • 1992
  • 1994
  • 1995
  • 1996
  • 1997
  • 1998
  • 1999
  • 2000
  • 2001
  • 2003
  • 2004
  • 2006
  • 2007
  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2013
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2019
  • 1926

    BNP in the news, 1926Business News Publishing Co. was founded in 1926 by Francis M. Cockrell. Francis was involved with the Society for Electrical Development and on September 11, 1926, first published Electric Refrigeration News which went on to evolve into The Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration NEWS. It was created to help recognize the importance of the expanding electric refrigeration market, which would also help perpetuate the use of electricity. Headquartered on Fifth Avenue in New York City, the company also had an office in Detroit.

  • 1927

    BNP on Cass Ave in DetroitBusiness News Publishing Co. moved to Detroit.

  • 1981

    BNP purchases Solar EngineeringAcquired Solar Engineering & Contracting

  • 1983

    BNP acquires Reeves JournalAcquired Reeves Journal

  • 1985

    BNP goes digital with computers!• Acquired Refrigeration Service & Contracting
    • Started Engineered Systems
    • First purchase of personal computers for editors

  • 1988

    BNP Acquires IH and PCIAcquired Industrial Heating, Decorative Products World and Paint & Coatings Industry

  • 1990

    BNP Acquired Ceramic IndustryAcquired Ceramic Industry

  • 1991

    BNP Acquired Plumbing & MechanicalAcquired Plumbing & Mechanical

  • 1992

    Acquired Appliance Manufacturing and Started Seminar Division• Acquired Appliance Manufacturing
    • Started Seminar Division

  • 1994

    BNP Acquired Stone World, Tile World, Acquired Point of Beginning, First conference held• Started Adhesives & Sealants Industry and Process Heating
    • Acquired Stone World and Tile World (renamed to Tile Design & Installation)
    • Acquired Point of Beginning
    • First conference held – Appliance Manufacturing Conference & Expo

  • 1995

    BNP registered URL’s for our print titles, started Plumbing & Mechanical Engineer• Started Plumbing & Mechanical Engineer
    • Registered URL’s for all of our print titles

  • 1996

    BNP Acquired Walls & Ceilings• Acquired Walls & Ceilings

  • 1997

    BNP acquires multiple tiles• Acquired Modern Woodworking
    • Acquired Roofer (renamed to Roofing Contractor)
    • Acquired Eastern Floors and Western Floors (combined and renamed National Floor Trends), Floor Covering Installer and Installation & Cleaning Specialist
    • Acquired Snips

  • 1998

    BNP Acquired Industrial Safety & Hygiene News• Acquired Industrial Safety & Hygiene News
    Refrigeration Service & Contracting renamed Service & Contracting

  • 1999

    BNP Folded Tile Design & Installation into National Floor Trends, Acquired National Driller, Energy User News, Circuitree and Packaging Strategies

    • Acquired World Trade
    • Folded Tile Design & Installation into National Floor Trends
    • Acquired National Driller
    • Acquired Energy User News
    • Acquired Circuitree
    • Acquired Packaging Strategies

  • 2000

    BNP in the news, 2000• Started Process Cooling
    • Acquired Contractor’s Guide (folded into Walls & Ceilings and Roofing Contractor)
    • Acquired Architectural Specifier (folded into Walls & Ceilings and Roofing Contractor)
    • Folded Service & Contracting into ACHR News

  • 2001

    BNP in the news, new management group announced• Acquired Industrial Paint & Powder, Security, Security Distributing & Marketing, Quality, Assembly, Supply House Times, Food Engineering, Prepared Foods, Food Master, Dairy Foods, Pollution Engineering
    • Tagg, Harper and Mitch Henderson moved into their positions as Co-CEOs

  • 2003

    Events division started, business name changed to BNP Media• Started Events division
    • Company name changed from Business News Publishing to BNP Media

  • 2004

    Started Tile magazine, Appliance Manufacturing renamed Appliance Design• Started Internet division to focus on digital distribution of content and creation of digital products
    • Started Tile Magazine
    Appliance Manufacturing renamed Appliance Design

  • 2006

    Started Site Prep, Started Clear Seas research, Started OrangeTap custom media group• Started Restoration & Remediation
    • Started Site Prep
    • Started Clear Seas Research
    • Started OrangeTap custom media group

  • 2007

    BNP Acquires Casino Journal, Beverage Industry, Candy Industry, Brand Packaging, Food & Beverage Packaging, Flexible Packaging, Industria Alimenticia, Independent Processor, National Provisioner, Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery, Refrigerated & Frozen Foods, Private Label Buyer• Acquired Casino Journal, Beverage Industry, Candy Industry, Brand Packaging, Food & Beverage Packaging, Flexible Packaging, Industria Alimenticia, Independent Processor, National Provisioner, Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery, Refrigerated & Frozen Foods, Private Label Buyer
    • Started Sustainable Facility

  • 2010

    Started significant investments in digital processes, content management and marketing product• Started significant investments in digital processes, content management and marketing products

  • 2011

    Started myCLEARopinion and the Continuing Education group

    • Started Video group
    • Started myCLEARopinion
    • Started Continuing Education group

  • 2013

    Launched the Assembly Show• Launched the Assembly Show

  • 2015

    BNP Merged Food & Beverage Packaging into Packaging Strategies, Launched the Quality Show• Acquired Engineering News Record, Architectural Record and SNAP
    • Merged Food & Beverage Packaging into Packaging Strategies
    • Launched the Quality Show

  • 2016

    BNP Acquired Hotel F&B• Acquired Hotel F&B

  • 2017

    BNP Started Autonomous Vehicle Technology• Started Autonomous Vehicle Technology

  • 2019

    BNP in the news, 2019• Merged Brand Packaging into Packaging Strategies, SNAP into Architectural Record and Distribution Trends into ACHR News.
    • Transitioned Candy Industry to digital-only
    • Launched the AEC BuildTech Show
    • Transitioned Point of Beginning and Casino Journal from controlled to paid publications

In 1926, F.M. Cockrell started Business News Publishing Co., now BNP Media, in Detroit. First published September 11, 1926, Electric Refrigeration News, now The Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration NEWS, was created to help recognize the importance of the expanding electric refrigeration market.

More than 90 years later, BNP Media has evolved into one of the largest privately held B2B media companies in the United States, serving multiple industries with over 45 leading B2B brands, 40 live events, and hundreds of online events and continuing education courses. As we continue to grow, we are driven by a commitment to excellence and dedication to our core mission: helping people succeed in business with superior information.

Leadership

Tagg Henderson is an owner and Co-CEO of BNP Media. He joined the company in 1995 after spending several years working for KPMG in New York City. He started off in BNP’s Market Research group, but quickly moved into a sales role on Point of Beginning magazine. He later became publisher of Roofing Contractor and The ACHR News before moving into his Co-CEO role with his brothers in 2001. Tagg currently serves on the boards of Connectiv and BPAWW. He is also a member of the Motor City Chapter of YPO, where he was Chapter Chair in 2012. A graduate of NYU, Tagg lives in Bloomfield Hills, MI with his wife, family, and 3 dogs. He enjoys racing triathlons and has completed 5 Ironmans.

Harper Henderson is an owner and Co-CEO of BNP Media. He currently oversees the operations side of the business with Information Technology, Human Resources, Art, Accounting and Production under his direction. Harper also serves as publisher of Autonomous Vehicle Technology, a leading media brand in the booming autonomous tech industry.

Mitchell Henderson is an owner and Co-CEO of BNP Media. He co-founded Clear Seas Research in March 2006 and defined its mission as "replacing sales feedback with B2B research data and analytics." Mitch is also a devoted philanthropist who leads the company’s partnerships with many charitable organizations, including Make-A-Wish, Gleaners Community Food Bank, Forgotten Harvest, and many others.



Corporate

Darrell Dal Pozzo
Chief Experience Officer

Lisa L. Paulus
Finance Director

Rita M. Foumia
Human Resources & Information Technology Director

Michael T. Powell
Creative Director

Scott Wolters
Chief Event Officer

Vincent M. Miconi
Production Director

Beth A. Suroweic
Clear Seas Research Director