Active Interest Media Names Gary DeSanctis Vice President General Manager AIM Marine Media Group


El Segundo, CA (February 14, 2013) – Active Interest Media (AIM, www.aimmedia.com) today announced that Gary DeSanctis has been promoted to Vice President and General Manager of AIM’s Marine Media Group. He was previously the Marine Media Group Publisher.

DeSanctis joined AIM in 2010, as Publisher of Yachts International, and was later named Vice President of Sales for the Marine Group.

“Gary has done an extraordinary job in building AIM’s Marine Media Group in to a market leader by fielding an exceptional team and developing innovative products for the industry,” says Andrew Clurman, President of AIM.

“I am thrilled to be part of the AIM family, where creativity is encouraged and innovation is rewarded,” says DeSanctis. Along with Yachts International, the number one selling luxury yacht magazine in the U.S., AIM’s Marine Media Group includes Power & Motoryacht, Sail, Soundings, Passagemaker, Soundings Trade Only and BoatQuest.com magazines and digital properties. AIM also owns Show Management (www.showmanagement.com), a world leader in boat show production which includes the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach, and the Palm Beach International Boat Show, three of the world’s largest and most important in-water boat shows.

Prior to AIM, DeSanctis held positions as President of ShowBoats International, Publisher and Vice President of Sales for Yachting and Motor Boating Magazines at Time Inc’s Time4 Media division. Prior to that, he was advertising director for Yachting magazine.

About Active Interest Media, Inc.
Active Interest Media, Inc. (AIM, www.aimmedia.com) is a leading publisher of enthusiast consumer shows and publications across all media platforms. AIM’s titles include Yoga Journal, Backpacker, Vegetarian Times, Yachts International, Sail, Power & Motoryacht, Black Belt, American Cowboy, Practical Horseman Log Home Living, Old House Journal and many more. The company’s five publishing groups–the Equine Network, the Home Buyer Group, the Healthy Living Group, the Marine Group, and the Outdoor Group–reach more than 10 million readers in 85 countries around the world. AIM was formed by Wind Point Partners, a private equity investment firm with offices in Chicago, Illinois and Southfield, Michigan, in partnership with CEO Efrem “Skip” Zimbalist III, in October 2003.

For more information contact:
Dayna Macy
Communications Director, Active Interest Media
415.591.0729
dmacy@aimmedia.com