DETROIT - Keith E. Crain was named chairman of Crain Communications Inc. earlier this month.
Mr. Crain becomes the third chairman in the company's 81-year history. Founder G.D. Crain Jr. served until 1973, followed by his wife, Gertrude R. Crain. Mrs. Crain died in July.
Rance Crain, Keith Crain's brother, continues as company president.
The company publishes 30 business, trade and consumer publications, including Pensions & Investments, Business Insurance, Advertising Age and Automotive News, and operates two radio stations.