Patricia Panchak

Patricia Panchak holds dual titles in Penton’s Manufacturing & Supply Chain Group. As the Group Content director, she oversees the strategic development of all editorial products including the magazines, Websites, social media, research and information products, and executive conferences for the 9 properties—including IndustryWeek, New Equipment Digest, EHS Today (environment, health and safety), MH&L (material handling and logistics, Foundry Management & Technology, Forging, American Machinist, Welding Design & Fabrication and UED (Used Equipment Directory).

As editor-in-chief of IndustryWeek, Panchak covers world-class manufacturing strategies, trends, best practices and public policy issues that affect manufacturers’ competitiveness. She shares case studies about how manufacturing executives can capitalize on the latest best practices and technologies to cut costs, boost productivity and increase profits.

A Jesse H. Neal Business Journalism award-winning editor, Panchak holds bachelor’s degrees in Journalism and English from Bowling Green State University and a master’s degree in Journalism from Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism.