Bryce Ellis has been working with exhibitors and advertising customers with Gardner Business Media since 2011. He began his career as an Exhibitor Advertising Manager with Map Your Show where he worked with exhibitors to maximize their investment at tradeshows. In 2014, he became District Manager with Gardner Business Media’s metalworking brands where he worked with manufacturing suppliers in the Midwest to achieve their marketing goals and objectives. In 2019, Bryce was promoted to his current position as Publisher of Modern Machine Shop. Bryce received his BA in Communications from the University of Cincinnati.
Peter Zelinski has been a writer and editor for Modern Machine Shop since 1997. His monthly column, “The Z Axis,” has been part of the magazine since 2000, and he became editor-in-chief in 2016 — only the sixth person to fill that role since the magazine’s debut in 1928. One of the aspects of Pete’s work he enjoys the most is visiting machining facilities to learn about the manufacturing technology, systems and strategies they have adopted, and the successes they’ve realized as a result. Pete is also an authority on the advance of 3D printing into industrial production, and in 2012 he helped to launch Additive Manufacturing magazine. Serving as the editor-in-chief of this publication as well, he regularly speaks at the Additive Manufacturing Conference, he is the co-host of an award-winning video series on additive manufacturing, The Cool Parts Show, and in 2020 he was co-host of the U.S. Air Force’s Advanced Manufacturing Olympics. Pete earned his degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Cincinnati, and he first learned about machining by running and programming machine tools in a metalworking laboratory within what is now GE Aviation.
Senior Managing Editor
Jenny Rush is the managing editor of Modern Machine Shop and has served as managing editor and digital editor of Products Finishing. Previously, she served as the editorial lead for a biotech startup and had several roles at the University of Cincinnati.
Jenny has a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience and a master’s degree in professional writing, both from the University of Cincinnati.
Matt joined the MMS team in 2006 after graduating from Ohio University (Bobcats, not Buckeyes!) with a B.S. degree in Journalism. Since then, MMS's senior editor has been traveling the country (and the world) to see manufacturing technology in action and to learn as much as possible from those who design and use it. With experience ranging from managing case study and industry news sections to feature writing and editing to event coverage, photography and engaging on social media, Matt is eager for any opportunity to spread wisdom that can help North American manufacturers succeed.
Brent Donaldson is senior editor for Additive Manufacturing Magazine and Modern Machine Shop, specializing in long-form feature articles related to machining and all-things-AM and industrial 3D printing. Before joining Gardner, Brent was editor-in-chief of Northern Kentucky University Magazine — at the same university from which he received his journalism degree in 2005. Brent previously served as associate editor for Cincinnati Magazine, and is the recipient of two Ohio Excellence in Journalism awards for feature news writing, Cincinnati Society of Professional Journalists awards, and more than 40 individual awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education for writing and editorial.
Fun fact: Brent was the last journalist ever to interview Evel Knievel.
David Lyell is an associate editor at Modern Machine Shop. In addition to writing feature articles, David manages case studies for the print magazine, you can find these in a section called “Better Production.”
David joined the MMS team in 2020 as an experienced magazine writer and professional photographer/videographer to fill the senior managing editor role. He joined the writing team in 2021.
Eli Plaskett joined the Modern Machine Shop team in the fall of 2017. He is a native of Youngstown, Ohio and graduated from Ohio University in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing and English. After college, he wrote freelance and traveled the country before moving to Cincinnati, Ohio.
He is currently an Associate Editor at Modern Machine Shop and Content Writer and Designer at Gardner Business Media, the magazine’s parent company. He writes and edits blog posts and feature-length stories for the magazine as well as for its sister publications.
Evan Doran joined Gardner Business Media in August 2020, where he did odd jobs across several brands before settling into Modern Machine Shop and Additive Manufacturing in April 2021. He graduated from Miami University in 2018 with a B.A. in Creative Writing and Professional Writing. He also holds a graduate certificate in Professional Writing from the University of Cincinnati.
Evan’s work for Modern Machine Shop and Additive Manufacturing has so far extended into drafting social media copy and editing case studies, columns and press releases — but he continues to seek new ways to hone his craft and serve the manufacturing community.