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Mark Holst-Knudsen Named President of ThomasNet

Press release date: April 28, 2014

Fourth-Generation Company Leader Focuses on Core Mission of Connecting Buyers and Sellers of Industrial/Commercial Products

New York, NY —ThomasNet today announced the appointment of Mark Holst-Knudsen as President of the company (part of Thomas Industrial Network). In his role, Mr. Holst-Knudsen is responsible for the overall strategic direction and profitability of ThomasNet. Through his leadership, ThomasNet continues to improve the comprehensive content, design and functionality of its product sourcing and supplier discovery platform,, to meet the evolving needs of serious buyers and drive more sales inquires to suppliers.

“I am honored to steward the mission that ThomasNet has had since 1898--connecting buyers and sellers of industrial/commercial products and services,” said Mr. Holst-Knudsen. “For buyers, ThomasNet makes procurement and engineering professionals’ jobs easier. For sellers, particularly small to mid-size manufacturers, we help them grow their businesses.”

Mr. Holst-Knudsen is passionate about being part of a family-owned company, representing the fourth generation to take on a leadership role. His appointment coincides with the recently announced re-launch of, with advanced functionality and powerful new applictions. He also oversees the development and expansion of other Thomas programs to help manufacturers and distributors grow and operate more efficiently. These include Results-Powered Marketing (RPM), an agency/marketing service, and Thomas Enterprise Solutions, a group that enables suppliers to syndicate their product data across systems and sales channels.

Mr. Holst-Knudsen officially joined ThomasNet in 2001 as Director of Project Management, where he managed the content solutions product line and publishing technology. He was appointed Vice President-Content Solutions in 2006. Prior to joining Thomas, he held mangement positions at Thor Technologies, Inc. and Fatwire Corporation.

The new President of ThomasNet holds an MBA in marketing and finance from New York University (NYU) Stern, and earned his undergraduate degree in music from Connecticut College.

About ThomasNet
ThomasNet, (part of Thomas Industrial Network), a division of Thomas Publishing Company LLC). is an information and technology company that connects manufacturing and industrial buyers and sellers. Buyers and engineers worldwide rely on, industry’s leading free platform for industrial/commercial product sourcing and supplier discovery. ThomasNet News delivers industrial news and trends online.

We enable suppliers to leverage their product content to increase sales, using our proprietary Navigator Platform technology. We also offer a suite of Internet and digital media solutions, from websites with product catalogs, to SEO/SEM services, to social media. Our Enterprise Solutions offer suppliers the benefits of syndicating product data across systems and sales channels.


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