Scripps Howard Supply names assistant GM
Tue, July 23, 2002 by Mark Kroeger
CINCINNATI – Hamed Seyedi, a 17-year newspaper industry veteran with sales, marketing and production experience, has been named assistant general manager of Scripps Howard Supply and Media Procurement Services, supply and newsprint procurement operations of The E. W. Scripps Company.Seyedi will be responsible for the administrative operations of Scripps Howard Supply and Media Procurement Services. His responsibilities also will include contract negotiations and strategic development.Media Procurement Services, which operates as MPS, was created by Scripps earlier this year to provide newsprint management and buying services for Scripps newspapers and other newspaper publishing customers. The subsidiary negotiates competitive newsprint contracts and secures the quality and availability of newsprint required by its client newspapers. “Hamed’s experience and reputation in the newspaper industry strengthens our procurement operations at Scripps,” said Sharon Hite, president and general manager of Scripps Howard Supply and MPS. “His negotiating, contracting and management experience make him a valuable addition to the company’s management team.”Seyedi comes to Scripps from Graphic Management Associates in Bethlehem, Pa., where he had been director of sales, marketing and integrated systems engineering. Graphic Management Associates is a manufacturer of newspaper conveying, inserting and storage/retrieval equipment. Seyedi also worked as sales manager for H. Co Computers in Irvine, Calif., from 1992 to 1994, and worked in a number of production roles for the Riverside Press-Enterprise newspaper in Riverside, Calif., from 1982 to 1992. Seyedi has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a bachelor’s degree in management information systems from Phieffer University in Charlotte, N.C. He also has an associate degree in social sciences from Riverside (Calif.) Community College. The E.W. Scripps Company is a diverse media concern with interests in newspaper publishing, broadcast television, national television networks and interactive media. Scripps operates 21 daily newspapers, 10 broadcast TV stations and four cable television networks.Scripps national television network brands include Home & Garden Television, Food Network, DIY -- Do It Yourself Network and Fine Living. Scripps Networks programming can be seen in 25 countries.The company also operates Scripps Howard News Service, United Media, the worldwide licensing and syndication home of PEANUTS and DILBERT, and 31 Web sites, including hgtv.com, foodtv.com, diynet.com, fineliving.com and comics.com.