Sosland Publishing names new Pet Food Processing editor

Kimberlie Clyma, Editor, Pet Food Processing
Kimberlie Clyma, editor, Pet Food Processing

04.08.2022  ·  NEWS

Sosland Publishing has named Kimberlie Clyma editor of Pet Food Processing. She succeeds Jennifer Semple, who helped develop the magazine’s audience as well as its website and social media presence.

Clyma joined Sosland Publishing in 2006 as associate editor of Baking & Snack International. After four years, she was promoted to managing editor of MEAT+POULTRY, and later, in 2019, became executive editor. During her tenure with MEAT+POULTRY, she managed the production of the monthly publication, represented the magazine at industry events and helped support MEAT+POULTRY’s digital products.

“Stepping in as the editorial leader with Pet Food Processing is a natural next step for Kimberlie, given the similarities in the pet food and meat and poultry processing industries,” said Dave Crost, publisher of MEAT+POULTRY and Pet Food Processing. “Through the years, she has gained the respect of MEAT+POULTRY readers, including the supplier community, and I am confident she will thrive in this new role.”

Erica Shaffer
Erica Shaffer, managing editor, Meat+Poultry

Succeeding Clyma is Erica Shaffer, who has been promoted to managing editor of MEAT+POULTRY. After joining Sosland in 2009, Shaffer worked as the website editor of World Grain before joining MEAT+POULTRY as its digital media editor in 2012. Most recently, Shaffer served as MEAT+POULTRY’s digital media senior editor, a role she was promoted to in 2019.

“We are very excited to have the opportunity to transition Erica from the digital side of our publication to a more editorially focused role,” said Crost. “We know she will really shine as MEAT+POULTRY’s managing editor. Erica brings a wealth of knowledge from the digital side of our products and will be able to showcase her excellent reporting and writing abilities in this leadership position.”

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