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Christina Fuges Editorial Director

Christina M. Fuges has 28 years of experience in trade publishing. She has been MMT’s Editorial Director for the past 23 years. She was a founding partner of Communication Technologies, Inc. (CTI), which launched the publication and its annual trade show, the MoldMaking Expo (now Amerimold expo).

She also was editorial director for CTI’s three other trade publications: Time-Compression Technologies, Continuity Insights and Emergency Number Professional.

MMT was acquired by Gardner Business Media in 2004 where she continues to serve as the brand’s Editorial Director. 

Christina is also the Technical Conference Director for the annual Amerimold expo and was a contributing editor for Additive Manufacturing focused on mold and toolmaking applications.

Prior to MMT, Christina was with Witter Publishing as Managing Editor for two critical cleaning publications: Precision Cleaning and Parts Cleaning magazines.

Christina’s passion is building community within the audiences her publications serve by providing relevant print, digital and conference content focused on technology and business issues, while working cooperatively with technology suppliers, mold builders, industry associations and educational facilities.

She was secretary for the Society of Plastics Engineers Mold Technologies Division for five years to help foster growth in the moldmaking and design profession by encouraging the training of moldmakers at the apprentice level, supporting the continuing development of established moldmakers, and by gathering and exchanging information on materials and mold performance.

Christina also works with other moldmaking trade associations, such as the American Mold Builders Association and PLASTICS, on special projects such as the MoldMaking Matters educational video series. 

Christina moderates panels and speaks at industry trade events on workforce development, mold manufacturing, and the brand’s annual Leadtime Leaders Awards program.

Christina uses various media outlets to help educate her audience, including industrial video projects that highlight shop innovations, and guest spots on IMTSTV for IMTS, and Plastics TV on the NPE Network to discuss moldmaking trends and technology. 

Most recently, she hosts MMT Chats—quick casual but insightful video conversations with leading mold builders. She has also co-hosted The Manufacturing Alliance podcast onsite at mold-building facilities and trade shows to spotlight mold builders across the country. Kula Partners interviewed Christina for their Kula Ring podcast on how she uses podcasts to share stories and personal connections to break down the brand barrier. She was also a guest on The WAM Podcast to talk about the origin of MMT and her journey as a woman working within the mold manufacturing industry.

Christina received her bachelor’s degree in telecommunications from Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

Christina lives outside of Philadelphia with her husband and son who are all active within their church, school and the local community. When she’s not working, she spends time raising awareness for Williams Syndrome, which is a genetic disorder her son has. Christina also enjoys being outdoors, day-hiking, fast-walking, cruising back roads in her Jeep, binge-watching original Netflix series, and planning family events. She loves music, the sun, and relaxing by the water or on a beach.

MMT Chats: 30 Under 30 Honoree, Process Engineer Doing Something New Every Day

By: Christina Fuges

MoldMaking Technology Editorial Director Christina Fuges brings on Process Engineer Rob McMaster with X-Cell Tool and Mold, our 2019 Leadtime Leader Award-Winning shop as a guest for this MMT Chats video interview to talk about his journey through manufacturing with a management goal in mind and doing what needs to be done to meet customer goals.  This episode is brought to you by ISCAR with New Ideas for Machining Intelligently.
#30under30 #leadership

30 Under 30 Class of 2021: Recognizing Northeastern-Based Next-Generation Moldmakers

By: Christina Fuges

MoldMaking Technology recognizes 11 young professionals based in the northeastern U.S.  that are making an impact in mold manufacturing.
#30under30 #leadership

NEWS

Prodigy Mold & Tool Celebrating Its 25th Anniversary

By: Christina Fuges

A company picnic for employee families along with commemorative t-shirts, hats and mugs marks the 25th anniversary of Prodigy Mold and Tool. 

30 Under 30 Class of 2021: Next-Generation Leadership

By: Christina Fuges

CEO Andreas Reinthaler and Owner Parker Drouillard have been recognized as under-30 individuals making an impact in mold manufacturing.
#30under30 #leadership

Manage

MMT Chats: 30 Under 30 Honoree, Mold Designer Says Key to Growth Is Harvesting Knowledge

By: Christina Fuges

MoldMaking Technology Editorial Director Christina Fuges invites Mold Designer Sasha Stojanovic of the Industrial Molds Division of Pyramid Molding Group as a guest on this MMT Chat. He shares his magnum opus and take on mentoring, as well as explains the challenge of machinability and why education must change. This episode is brought to you by ISCAR with New Ideas for Machining Intelligently.
#30under30 #education #toolsteel

Manage

30 Under 30 Class of 2021: Women Impacting Mold Manufacturing

By: Christina Fuges

MoldMaking Technology celebrates the next generation of women making an impact in mold manufacturing with its 30 Under 30 Honors Program.
#30under30 #leadership

MMT Chats: 30 Under 30 Honoree, Engineering Manager "Figuring It All Out"

By: Christina Fuges

MoldMaking Technology Editorial Director Christina Fuges brings on YakAttack Engineering Manager Nick Kellogg as a guest for this MMT Chats video interview to talk about the value of hands-on education, self-reliance, setting up systems and job satisfaction. This episode is brought to you by ISCAR with New Ideas for Machining Intelligently.
#30under30

30 Under 30 Class of 2021: Midwestern Moldmaking Talent

By: Christina Fuges

MoldMaking Technology celebrates the next generation of young professionals based in the Midwest that are making an impact in mold manufacturing.
#30under30 #leadership

Manage

MMT Chats: 30 Under 30 Honoree, Moldmaker Thrives on the Beauty of Moldmaking, Doing Everything Everyday

By: Christina Fuges

MoldMaking Technology Editorial Director Christina Fuges invites Moldmaker Jacob Arsenault of Wepco Plastics to this MMT Chat to talk multitasking, mind-blowing moments, problem-solving and following his family’s footsteps to shop ownership. This episode is brought to you by ISCAR with New Ideas for Machining Intelligently.
#30under30

Mold Materials

MMT Chats: 30 Under 30 Honoree, Project Engineer & Lean Six Sigma Rep Shares Passion

By: Christina Fuges

MoldMaking Technology Editorial Director Christina Fuges brings on EDRO Specialty Steels Project Engineer Katherine Pistorius as a guest for this MMT Chats video interview to talk about her love of cutting waste, process management, and efficiency, which lead her to Lean Six Sigma. This episode is brought to you by ISCAR with New Ideas for Machining Intelligently.
#30under30 #leadership #toolsteel

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PODCAST: Debunking the Dark, Dirty and Dingy Manufacturing Myths

By: Christina Fuges

This time I’m on the other side of an interview talking about moldmaking, specifically about cleanliness and safety issues to help debunk those dark, dirty and dingy myths of manufacturing and promote the trades to the next generation.
#safety

MoldMaking Technology Recognizes its 2021 30 Under 30 Honorees

By: Christina Fuges

This year’s campaign garnered more than 30 next-generation moldmaking professionals who are making a difference in the mold manufacturing marketplace. We recognize all of them.
#editorial #30under30