Headquartered in Teaneck, N.J., Krurapp Communications, Inc. (KCI) incorporated in June of 2007 as publishers of monthly, glossy niche magazines and ancillary products. Our publications primarily serve public service groups, including law enforcement, teachers, firefighters and EMS personnel.
KCI began publishing New Jersey Cops Magazine in August 2010, and in 2012 added New Jersey Fire and Think Teachers magazine, which currently focuses on New Jersey Teachers. In January 2013, we started Illinois Cops Magazine, and plans are in progress to expand all three niches into multiple markets.
The mission of all our publications is to promote the ongoing celebratory work our cops, firefighters and teachers do each day, as well as provide information that can help them do their jobs better. Additionally, sections of each publication are devoted to providing advice and expertise in lifestyle pursuits important to each profession. These include, but are not limited to, financial planning, real estate, education, legal, travel, home improvement, and health and wellness
KCI publications are by and for its readers and advertisers. Much of our content comes from industry professionals, as well as experts in other businesses, to create a detailed utility for all members of the industry, and in many cases, their spouses.
Our readers respond to product and service providers that appreciate the important, frequently life-saving, work that they perform. Indeed, other than the job of being a parent, we think our readers have the most important jobs in their communities.
KCI is co-owned by Mitchell Krugel and Daniel B. Rappoport.
Mitchell Krugel, President and Chief Creative Officer, is a 30-year veteran of the publishing industry having started his career as a sportswriter with a weekly newspaper. He eventually moved to daily newspapers as a beat reporter and columnist and also became a best-selling author before getting on the management path in 1991. He has written three books about NBA Superstar Michael Jordan. He worked in sports department management for 12 years, including department head positions in Munster, Indiana; Fort Worth, Texas; San Antonio, Texas; and The Record of Bergen County until 2003. In 2003, he became a certified LEAN practitioner and an expert in the application of the Toyota Production and Management system. He directed the Operations Improvement Program for North Jersey Media Group for three years working with the circulation, advertising, marketing, production and finance departments with the objective of training to become a publisher. In 2006, he became publisher of North Jersey Media Group’s Specialty Publications Division.
Daniel B. Rappoport, CEO and Chief Revenue Officer, has forged a successful career in sales, marketing and new business development, primarily in entertainment and publishing, the past 35 years. After earning undergraduate degrees in Finance and Russian, and a Marketing MBA from Northwestern University’s renowned Kellogg School of Management, Dan worked in executive sales, marketing and product development positions for Musicland Group (American Can), CBS/Sony Music and EMI Music. After leaving the corporate world, Dan launched two successful Marketing/Promotion Agencies and developed new products and distribution channels for Philip Morris, Chevrolet, Citibank, BMG Music, Time Warner, AC Nielsen, Purina, QVC and Nickelodeon among other clients. Dan helped produce music and video products with sales exceeding $100 million, including a best-selling compilation series with Dick Clark. Dan has developed and invented a number of consumer products. In 1999, he created Pet Music, a series of CDs for pet-related stress and separation anxiety. Dan’s entrepreneurial creativity has resulted in Pet Music sales in excess of 1 million units.
Mitch and Dan first met during a business meeting in November 2006, and at that point learned they both grew up in suburbs on Chicago’s North Shore. Further discussion led to finding out that their moms attended high school together on Chicago’s south side and that their grandfathers used to do business together. They have built KCI on the principle of extending this all-in-the-family approach to readers, partners, sources and all those who support our public service workers.