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Gardner Business Media Introduces New Editorial Roles Covering Robots and Sustainability

Julia Hider named correspondent for robots and autonomy. Hannah Mason named correspondent for sustainability in manufacturing. Both roles to report on these topics across Gardner Business Media brands.

(PRUnderground) February 29th, 2024

Gardner Business Media is creating two new editorial roles to focus on emerging topics of broad importance across manufacturing: (1) robots and autonomy and (2) sustainability.

Julia Hider, senior editor with Gardner writing for the company’s Modern Machine Shop brand, will expand her role to become the company’s correspondent on robots and autonomy, covering the topic for all Gardner Business Media brands.

Hannah Mason, technical editor with Gardner writing for the company’s CompositesWorld brand, will expand her role to become the company’s correspondent on sustainability in manufacturing, also covering the topic for all Gardner brands.

“Our role as a media company serving manufacturing continues to evolve,” says Rick Kline, Gardner Business Media’s president. “Across all our brands, which serve part producers in metal, plastics and composites, we have come to see that it is not enough to inform audiences just by reporting on the ideas and technologies most closely associated with them today. Particularly for manufacturers in higher-value markets, the need they face is to produce more responsively — to use systems and technology to continue to reduce time and cost. To help them in this, we need to continue to bring them technology possibilities that are just ahead of where they are today.”

Gardner Business Media is manufacturing’s media company. The company produces magazines, digital content and events aimed at discrete part manufacturers in fields including machining, plastics processing, composites, finishing, mold making, additive manufacturing and more. These two new editorial roles recognize that some the most notable developments affecting all the company’s audiences involve trends and technologies that do not land cleanly in a single brand’s coverage area. The new roles are likely to serve as a template for other, similar positions in the future covering other emerging technology areas.

Hider, the new robots and autonomy correspondent, has a history of reporting for various audiences in the company. In addition to writing for Modern Machine Shop, she has also served on the company’s Additive Manufacturing and Production Machining teams. Her new role will explore the ways ongoing advances in robot technology — including autonomous movement, collaborative-style robots, vision systems and interactions with AI — are changing the flow and infrastructure of automated manufacturing.

Mason, the new correspondent for sustainability in manufacturing, has been exploring themes of reuse and circularity in industrial production as part of her work for CompositesWorld. Her new role expands on this, and will allow her to report on priorities including energy efficiency, recycling and carbon footprint as they relate to manufacturers throughout Gardner’s coverage areas.

About Gardner Business Media

Gardner Business Media is the premier publisher for the heart of manufacturing in North America – providing unique, one-of-a-kind, relevant information of keen interest to the people who power plants, shops, and factories. Gardner Business Media was founded in 1928 (as Gardner Publications, Inc.) in Cincinnati, Ohio, with the introduction of Modern Machine Shop magazine.

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