OpenSystems Media Taps Rich Nass as Executive Vice President and Brand Manager of Embedded Computing Design

Top Industry Expert to Drive Content, Topics, and Expand Presence in Embedded Market

FOUNTAIN HILLS, Ariz., July 17, 2014 — OpenSystems Media (OSM), LLC today announced that it has expanded its leadership team by hiring Rich Nass, effective July 21st, 2014. Nass will serve as Executive Vice President and Brand Manager of Embedded Computing Design, the most comprehensive resource for design engineers working with embedded systems/technology. Nass will oversee the expansion of Embedded Computing Design in the digital realm, expanding globally, while enhancing the company’s print products.

“Rich Nass brings over 25 years of experience as the top editor and strategist in the electronics marketplace,” said Patrick Hopper, Publisher and Partner, OpenSystems Media. “His role is not only to define and articulate the hottest topics in embedded, but also to visit, listen, and engage with the both design engineers and key vendors in the marketplace.”

President Rosemary Kristoff said of Nass’ hiring, “Rich has demonstrated success in a variety of digital media products and platforms, which is why we’re excited to create this new leadership position. As a talented innovator, Rich is an important addition to our leadership team.”

“I’m really excited about the possibilities,” said Nass. “I’ve spent my career understanding not only what types of information that engineers need to do their jobs, but how they want that information delivered. So that’s exactly what we’re going to provide, whether it’s in print, on-line, live face-to-face, or some other media.”

Prior to joining OpenSystems, Nass was the Brand Director of UBM’s Design News, Director of Content at Canon Communications, and Director of Content/Media at EE Times. Nass has also served as editorial director of the Embedded Systems Conference, and has worked globally, launching products in both Europe and Asia. He holds a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Rich Nass can be reached at RNass@opensystemsmedia.com

About OpenSystems Media

OpenSystems Media has been a leading publisher of electronics magazines, e-mail newsletters, websites, and product resource guides for more than 25 years. OpenSystems Media is also the leader in driving leads and awareness through social media and is the largest producer of lead-generation tools such as E-casts, white papers, product directories, and more. OpenSystems Media offers E-casts for engineers and provides interactive tools where engineers can communicate directly with presenters and top industry editors. Current publications include:Embedded Computing Design; Military Embedded Systems; PICMG Systems & Technology; DSP-FPGA.com;Industrial Embedded Systems; PC/104 and Small Form Factors; and VITA Technologies; as well as online resourcesEmbeddedStar.com; FPGAblog.com; EdaGeek.com; and EdaBlog.com. Apps of both Embedded Computing Design(itun.es/iS67MQ) and DSP-FPGA.com (itun.es/ibj4sY) are available in the iTunes and Amazon Kindle (opsy.st/kindlefireamaz) (opsy.st/dspkindlefireamaz) stores. For more information, visitwww.opensystemsmedia.com.

For more information on OpenSystems Media, contact:

Patrick Hopper, Publisher | Partner Phone 586-415-6500 Cell 586-484-5964 phopper@opensystemsmedia.com