As I read through this issue of Power Transmission Engineering, I’m reminded of exactly how much hard work goes into producing this publication eight times per year. I thought it would be a great idea for you to get to know a little bit more about the team whose work, too often, goes unrecognized.
Dave Friedman, Associate Publisher. In addition to being a talented veteran of trade magazine publishing, Dave is one of the most thoughtful marketing minds I know. As our advertising sales manager, he’s the front-line contact with many of the suppliers you read about in every issue. His knowledge of the industry has been indispensable in helping us shape the direction of this magazine since he joined us in 2009. He’s genuinely interested in helping our advertisers succeed, and his consultative approach, combined with his many years of experience and knowledge, go a long way toward making sure that the ads you see are the ones most relevant to what you do. If you’ve ever thought about advertising, email firstname.lastname@example.org, and I’m sure he’ll help you come up with a plan that makes sense.
Matt Jaster, Senior Editor. Since we launched PTE in 2007, Matt has been the primary editor responsible for what you read here, as well as online at powertransmission.com, in our newsletters, and on social media. If you’re a subscriber and you’ve enjoyed reading our magazine, Matt deserves much of the credit. He’s been to countless trade shows and industry events, bringing you the latest information about the technology of mechanical power transmission and motion control. He talks to the people who make gears, gear drives, bearings, couplings, clutches, brakes, linear motion, motion control and much more. He has his finger on the pulse of the latest trends affecting how those components are used in machines, and his in-depth features keep you informed about how those trends might affect you in the years to come. If you have ideas for articles, send them to email@example.com.
Aaron Fagan, Senior Editor. Although he has only been with us for a little more than a year, and although he spends most of his time working on our sister publication, Gear Technology, Aaron is a key member of our editorial team. His attention to detail and ability to understand complex engineering subjects are one of the reasons we’re able to produce some of the best technical content related to power transmission technology. Let him know you appreciate his work at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jess Oglesby, Graphic Designer. Jess joined our team in August 2022, and I hope you’ve noticed the improvements in the overall presentation of our magazine. Our feature articles and technical articles have never looked better. If you happen to be reading this online, then you can also thank Jess, because she’s the one who makes sure the great experience you have in print also translates to the websites. Jess is always looking for great cover art for our magazine. If you happen to have photos showing power transmission devices being used in great applications, email email@example.com.
Megan Harrold, Digital Content Specialist. Since she joined our team at the beginning of 2021, Megan has been the engine that drives our digital efforts. If you’ve visited our website or read one of our e-mail newsletters, you can thank her for making sure all the right content is in all the right places and delivered to you in a timely manner. Let her know you appreciate her work at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carol Tratar, Circulation Manager. Since 2003, Carol has been the one to make sure you get the magazine on time and delivered to the right place. If you have an address change, or if you haven’t renewed your subscription in a while, email email@example.com, and she’ll help you get it sorted out!
Dorothy Fiandaca, Materials Coordinator. Last but certainly not least, Dorothy is the glue that holds everything together. When you call us on the phone, she’s the one who answers. More importantly, she’s the one who manages thousands of pieces of advertising material each year, and in today’s increasingly digital age, that job becomes more and more complex every day. But if you’ve had the chance to talk with Dorothy, you’ve probably recognized, as I have, that there couldn’t be anyone more dedicated to getting things right and making sure our customers are taken care of. If you need anything from our organization, you can’t go wrong by starting with firstname.lastname@example.org.
In my 29 years of publishing, I’ve never been a part of a stronger team. I thank them for their hard work, and I look forward to many more years working with all of them to bring you one of the best technical magazines in the world.