Ruddock to lead new-look Installation and AVTE team as group editor, with Ian McMurray joining as contributing editor
Future is delighted to announce that Jo Ruddock has joined the company as its group editor for the Installation and AV Technology Europe (AVTE) brands.
Ruddock has been a prominent journalist and editor in the AV industry for nearly a decade, having previously served as managing editor on Installation and pro-audio title PSNEurope, and executive editor for the ISE Daily.
Ruddock joins to lead a new-look editorial team that sees Ian McMurray adding his considerable experience to Installation as contributing editor, with Duncan Proctor moving into a new position of brand editor across both titles, having taken on the interim role of Installation’s acting editor ahead of Ruddock’s arrival.
“This is a very exciting appointment for us, and is a key part of a our forward strategy for Installation and AVTE,” said James McKeown, group content director, B2B, at Future. “Jo is a well known, well liked, and well respected member of the AV community and brings a wealth of experience having spent nearly a decade reporting on the market. Allied to her first-hand knowledge of Installation and AVTE, this makes her the perfect person to lead a new era for both brands and I’m very much looking forward to working with Jo, Duncan, and Ian to bring our strategy to fruition.”
Under Ruddock’s stewardship, the new team will focus on refreshing Installation’s content coverage to be more inclusive of the growing industry and building on AVTE’s successful launch to become the prominent platform for the end user community.
“It’s great to be working with Ian, Duncan and the rest of the Installation and AVTE teams. Installation has such a strong heritage in the industry and I’m excited to be able to develop this further while building on the sterling work Michael Garwood did heading AVTE,” said Ruddock. “We’ve got big plans for both titles so watch this space.”
Ian McMurray joins the Installation ranks as contributing editor, bringing with him decades of experience in the AV, broadcast, and technology industries. “I’m both delighted and honoured to have been asked to become a contributing editor for Installation magazine,” he explained. “I’ve been associated with the magazine for well over a decade, and watched it go from strength to strength. With the new editorial team in place, it’s an exciting time to be taking a more active role.”
Duncan Proctor moves up from his previous positions as deputy editor and acting editor to take up a new position of brand editor across both Installation and AVTE. “This is a well-deserved move for Duncan who has been a core member of the Installation team for more than four years now. In that time he has gained extensive industry knowledge, which will be invaluable as we develop Installation and AVTE‘s content offering.”
Finally, Future can also announce the arrival of Richard Gibson, who joins the company as group sales manager across Future’s AV and broadcast groups. Gibson is an experienced sales manager having held senior positions at BBC Studios, Guardian News & Media, and most recently the PPA. He will oversee all commercial activity for Installation, AVTE, and TVBEurope.
Editorial contacts for Installation and AV Technology Europe:
Jo Ruddock, group editor, AV Group: firstname.lastname@example.org
Duncan Proctor, brand editor, AV Group: email@example.com
James McKeown, group content director, B2B, Future: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sales contacts for Installation and AV Technology Europe:
Richard Gibson, group sales manager, AV and broadcast: email@example.com
Ryan O’Donnell, commercial sales director, B2B, Future: firstname.lastname@example.org