Production Machining Magazine Announces New Editor-in-Chief
Gardner Business Media Inc. has named Derek Korn editor-in-chief of the Production Machining brand.
Gardner Business Media Inc. has named Derek Korn editor-in-chief of the Production Machining brand, following Editor-in-Chief Chris Felix’s retirement on March 31. Lori Beckman, former managing editor of Production Machining, has been promoted to senior editor. Derek will lead the brand’s editorial mission by building its content and presence throughout the precision machined parts market. Derek and Lori will work together to cover the industry by visiting readers’ machine shops and attending industry events to report on the latest technology and trends.
Derek began his career with Gardner Business Media more than 16 years ago, with Modern Machine Shop, Gardner’s flagship media brand covering the metalworking industry. He was its executive editor and for 10 years has been the technical director of the brand’s Top Shops Benchmarking program.
“Visiting machine shops to write about how they leverage new technology and processes to their advantage has been, and will continue to be, the most enjoyable part of my job as editor in this company,” Derek says. “I will enjoy focusing on the more niche machine shops in this particular industry, many of which perform precision turning work in high part volumes.”
Lori has been with Production Machining since 2003. During her time with the brand, she has spearheaded the Emerging Leaders program and is the editor of the Parts Cleaning section that appears in both Production Machining and Products Finishing magazines/websites. She is also the co-chair of this year’s Parts Cleaning Conference at the International Manufacturing Technology Show.
“I look forward to getting out in the industry more and meeting the people who can help sharpen my knowledge of machine tools and their applications,” Lori says. “I’m also excited to start working on some new initiatives with Derek for the brand.”
Production Machining Publisher Joe Campise says, “I am excited to start a new chapter of Production Machining with a longtime colleague in Derek. Working with him over the past 15 years on the Modern Machine Shop side has been fantastic and now I get a chance to truly work alongside him to bring the best stories, ideas and technology advancements to the Production Machining audience. I also have had the pleasure of working with Lori over that same 15 year span, and seeing her take on more responsibility and have passion for the industry will serve her well in this new role.”
Production Machining is a business-to-business media brand that produces a monthly print magazine, digital media, industry research and live events for the high volume precision machined parts market. Production Machining’s editorial team and contributors produce information on new product technology, operational best practices, market intelligence and industry news.
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