Testimonials for John B. McHugh
Publishing Management Consultant and
Author McHugh Publishing Guides
"I relied on Jack
McHugh for an overview of our publishing program which was—happily
in these times—straining under the pressures of expansion in all
areas, most particularly books. With skillful leadership (not
mine), the books group had become our leading growth business.
Jack was asked to help us evaluate our workflow, assess our
overall program strengths and weaknesses, and identify the areas
where making a few strategic hires could best boost our bottom
line and enlarge our audience. He scored aces on all three.
Perhaps most to the point, we followed his recommendations and
continue—again, in rough times—to prosper."
,Publisher and Associate Executive Director, National Science
Teachers Association (NSTA),1840 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA
"Jack has worked with
us on two critical projects, creating a request for proposal for
contracting a new finished goods warehouse and launching a new
on-line only journal. We were successful with both projects
because of Jack's development methodology and his exceptional
ability to ask the right questions, not only of our potential
suppliers, but also of our staff".
Bob Dreyfuss, ASTM's
Assistant Vice President of Publishing Services (Retired)
"It was a real
pleasure working with Jack McHugh and Terri Mitchem on a marketing
research study in March 2011 that gathered both qualitative and
quantitative data to help our organization move into the digital
arena. They were very professional, keeping deadlines,
communicating often regarding tasks outlined in their scope of
work, and providing excellent analysis of their findings from
phone interviews, industry research, and online questionnaires. I
would definitely work with both of them again, if additional
research in this area were ever needed, especially as technology
and attitudes regarding digital publishing will certainly evolve
in the future. We are moving forward in a cautious, yet informed
manner, due to their diligence and innovative approach to data
collection and analysis."
Erin K. Grady,
Director of Publication Production, AASHTO, Washington, DC
"Two years ago SMACNA
retained the services of John B. McHugh, Publishing Management
Consultant to perform a management audit of SMACNA’s publishing
operations, and also to prepare a RFP for vendor selection for the
distribution and fulfillment of SMACNA publications.
Both services were
performed in a timely and exemplary manner. In fact the management
audit contained so many sound recommendations that it continues to
be the resource against which our publishing operation successes
are measured. While we decided not to outsource publication
distribution and fulfillment services at this time, we have
established a relationship with the top vendors identified and
evaluated by Mr. McHugh, which will greatly facilitate that
transition when the time comes."
international trade association engages a number of consultants
addressing a broad range of issues. Our experience with Mr. McHugh
and his work product has been outstanding. His passion for his
field of work enabled us to develop a collegial rapport with him
beyond the scope of our contract for which we are grateful. I
would be pleased to discuss our experience."
Thomas J. Soles, Jr.,
Executive Director, Member Services and Market Sectors , SMACNA,
"Llewellyn has worked
with Jack McHugh whenever change was needed but direction was
missing. With Jack’s industry knowledge and ability to tap a wide
ranging pool of respected publishing professionals with decades of
experience, he has brought us in line with industry peers and
given expert direction to bring us greater success for the
Gabe Weschcke. Vice
President Marketing , Llewellyn Worldwide, Woodbury, MN
"I have known Jack
McHugh since he was a Director of Programs and Membership at the
American Society of Quality, which is a period spanning of 20
years. During the years 1999 through 2001 at SAE we retained
Jack for some executive recruiting and for a management audit of
our promotion and selling in SAE's Publishing Division. I found
Jack's insights and recommendations to be most useful. His
interviewing techniques and probing for answers were first-rate.
If you are looking for problem-solving and a job well-done, I
would not hesitate to recommend Jack to you."
Executive Director, SAE, Pittsburgh, Retired