FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Distinguished Automotive Journalist Bill Visnic Joins Edmunds.com
SANTA MONICA, Calif. — (January 4, 2010) — Automotive publishing veteran Bill Visnic joins Edmunds.com, the premier online resource for automotive information, as full-time Senior Editor for Edmunds' AutoObserver.com.
Having been a regular freelance contributor to the automotive industry blog since 2007, Visnic will expand his role providing expert analysis of business and technology developments.
Visnic brings to the position 16 years of experience as an automotive journalist. As Senior Technical Editor at Ward's Automotive Group, he implemented the highly regarded Ward's 10 Best Engines program. Prior to Ward's, Visnic worked as Associate Editor at Car & Driver.
"I'm gratified to be joining what the past couple of years has convinced me is the premier organization in this part of the industry," said Visnic. "Everyone with whom I've come in contact at Edmunds is educated, supportive, resourceful and committed."
Visnic will report directly to Michelle Krebs, Senior Analyst and Editor at Large for Edmunds' AutoObserver.com.
"Bill is a rare talent. He is an automotive enthusiast with a deep knowledge of the vehicle mechanics and also has a keen eye for the bigger business picture of the auto industry," Krebs stated. "Bill has shared his knowledge and insight as a senior contributing editor for AutoObserver for the past two years. We look forward to even more as he joins Edmunds.com full-time."
About Edmunds Inc. (http://www.edmunds.com/about/)
Edmunds Inc. publishes four Web sites that empower, engage and educate automotive consumers, enthusiasts and insiders. Edmunds.com, the premier online resource for automotive consumer information, launched in 1995 as the first automotive information Web site. Its most popular feature, the Edmunds.com True Market Value®, is relied upon by millions of people seeking current transaction prices for new and used vehicles. Edmunds.com was named "Best Car Research Site" by Forbes ASAP, has been selected by consumers as the "Most Useful Web Site" according to every J.D. Power and Associates New Autoshopper.com Study(SM), was ranked first in the Survey of Car-Shopping Web Sites by The Wall Street Journal and was rated "#1" in Keynote's study of third-party automotive Web sites. Inside Line launched in 2005 and is the most-read automotive enthusiast Web site. CarSpace launched in 2006 and is an automotive social networking Web site and home to the oldest and most established automotive community. AutoObserver.com launched in 2007 and provides insightful automotive industry commentary and analysis. Edmunds Inc. is headquartered in Santa Monica, California, and maintains a satellite office in suburban Detroit.