Sound Publishing president retires

Manfred Tempelmayr, 60, the president of Sound Publishing since 2000, announced his retirement Tuesday. On June 1, he will trade in his full-time slot for a part-time consulting position for the next two years. Sound Publishing is a subsidiary of Black Press and includes the Federal Way Mirror.

In the past four years, Tempelmayr was tasked with extending Sound Publishing’s reach across the Puget Sound. In the last four years, Sound Publishing’s major purchases included King County Journal and its community newspapers, the Little Nickel operations, Enumclaw Courier Herald, Bonney Lake Courier Herald, the Marysville Globe, Arlington Times and the Wenatchee and Bellingham business journals.

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