Derek Korn was named Production Machining’s Editor-in-Chief in 2020. Prior to that, he spent 16 years writing for Modern Machine Shop magazine and seven years with an industrial public relations company. He says visiting CNC machine shops to write about how they leverage new technology and processes to their advantage is the most enjoyable part of his job. In this role, he gets to help guide the brand as it focuses on helping niche machining businesses — many of which perform high-precision, high-volume CNC turning work — become more efficient operations. His mechanical engineering technology degree from the University of Cincinnati provides a firm foundation for understanding manufacturing technology so that he can explain its benefits to owners and managers of precision machining operations. PRESS KIT
Lori Beckman has been reporting on, writing and editing content in Production Machining since 2003. She attends IMTS and PMTS regularly, and visits machine shops and OEMs to find the most valuable content for PM readers. She spearheaded the Emerging Leaders annual awards program that she is passionate about.
Lori is also the parts cleaning editor for this section in Production Machining and Products Finishing magazines, covering the manufacturing parts cleaning segment of the industry. She has attended the parts2clean trade show in Germany, is a member of the board of directors for the new Manufacturing Cleaning Association and is co-chairperson of the Parts Cleaning Conference held yearly.
Lori has a B.A. in Communications from the University of Dayton. She resides in Cincinnati, Ohio, with her husband and two children.
Angela Osborne is the managing editor of Production Machining magazine. She has a background in the finishing industry from her stint as managing editor of a trade industry publication for UV and EB finishing technologies, and manufacturing from her work as a communications specialist for Ford Motor Company as well as providing communications for a variety of manufacturing clients. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Ohio University and an extensive background in other communications, including news reporting, public relations, community relations, social media and marketing.
Digital Media Assistant
As Digital Media Assistant, Addie runs social media and optimizes the website for Production Machining, while also taking part of email marketing for Gardner Business Media as a whole.
Formerly the social media intern for all Gardner brands, she got her start in the niche manufacturing publishing industry in 2019 helping the digital team clean up their social media presence.
Addie holds a B.A. in communication studies with a minor in marketing from Northern Kentucky University.
When not at work, you can be sure to find Addie looking for her next house project to work on, in the kitchen cooking, or reading a book.