Bauer Media Group USA appoints Steven Kotok as CEO

Mr. Boehle, a Bauer employee since 1986, is departing “to try new things,” he said in a company statement. He will stay with the company until the end of December to help facilitate the transition. Mr. Kotok’s tenure as president and CEO begins Monday.

Bauer Media Group USA, part of the Hamburg, Germany-based Bauer Media, publishes 17 titles, including In Touch and Woman’s World magazines. The company has 305 employees and is headquartered in Englewood Cliffs, NJ.

Mr. Kotok, by his estimation, worked at Dennis Publishing for 18 years, during that time serving as CEO of brands like The Week and Mental Floss, which was acquired by the company in 2011. Most recently, he served as president of The Wirecutter, a website that recommends “the best gadgets and gear for people” and takes a cut on sales.

In an interview, Mr. Kotok, 46, said he has long been a fan of Bauer, and appreciates the company’s reader- and product-centered approach to publishing, which he said mirrors that of Dennis Publishing.

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