June 30, 2014 Last Updated 2:15 pm

Edward J. Bobit, founder of Bobit Business Media, passes at 86

The founder and chairman of Bobit Business Media, Edward J. Bobit, died this weekend at the age of 86.

Ed Bobit founded the B2B media company that bears his name in 1961 with the launch of Automotive Fleet. At the time was based in Glenview, Illinois. In 1964 the company acquired Metro and School Bus Fleet magazines. The company moved to Southern California in 1977 and is still based in Torrance, in the South Bay, today.

Bobit Business Media today is led by Ty Bobit, President & CEO, and the company publishes 21 B2B titles and a host of trade shows that serve the automotive, protection and beauty markets.

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