Brian A. Klems has joined Plumbing and Mechanical's editorial staff as the associate editor. Klems graduated from Ohio University in June with a bachelor's degree in magazine journalism and began working for PM in August 2001.

While at Ohio University, Klems worked for the university's regional publication, Southeast Ohio magazine, as the assistant editor. In the summer of 2000, he worked as an associate editor for Sporting Goods Business and Health & Fitness magazines in New York. Originally from Cincinnati, Klems will write news and feature stories and work on PM's monthly product focus. He can be reached at 847/297-4025 or e-mail