Ralph Gibson has announced that he will resign as...

ON THE MOVE

December 27, 1993

Ralph Gibson has announced that he will resign as president and chief executive officer of Motorbooks International, the publishing and wholesale company based in Osceola, Wis., to relocate to Baltimore to join his family.Mr. Gibson, 44, has headed the company since 1987. He will be replaced by Timothy G. Parker. Both moves are effective Jan. 21, said Phelps Dewey, vice chairman of The Chronicle Publishing Co., the parent of Motorbooks.Motorbooks is a publisher, distributor and retailer of automotive, aviation and military history books.Before being named president and CEO of Motorbooks, Mr. Gibson held management positions with Knight-Ridder Inc. in Miami and Webb Publishing Co. in St. Paul, Minn."His management skills are second to none in The Chronicle Publishing Company or the entire publishing industry. Motorbooks has thrived under his leadership," Mr. Dewey said.Mr. Gibson said he was leaving Motorbooks to join his family. His wife, Mary Junck, recently moved to Baltimore as publisher of The Sun. Mr. Gibson said he has no firm career plans but will explore opportunities on the East Coast after moving to Baltimore.

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