Automation World’s publishing team is the most experienced in the business – with the industry knowledge, relationships and editorial expertise to provide informed and insightful coverage about industrial automation. AW’s unique editorial approach provides intelligence for the entire buying team – from management to IT to professionals on the plant floor. Automation professionals can keep current via reports on industry news and developments, new products and technologies, and successful implementations that maximize return on automation.
B2B professionals can access Automation World in a number of ways, including our print magazine, digital edition, website and mobile apps. For peer-to-peer education and networking, Automation World has launched The Automation Conference. Developed by and for the end-users of automation technology, this event is for engineering and management professionals within the discrete manufacturing, continuous and batch processing, and packaging industries.
Since 2003, automation professionals have depended upon Automation World for relevant and comprehensive industry information and analysis on "the why and how of manufacturing automation."
Located in Chicago's fashionable River North neighborhood, the Summit Media Group headquarters brings together a savvy high-energy team that produces leading edge media every day of the year. Our publishing staff and regional sales representatives excel at what they do, and you can find their contact information here.
Jim Chrzan, VP/Publisher, has been with Summit Media Group since the company’s inception in 1994, when he joined as a regional account representative for Packaging World. In 1998 he was promoted to Associate Publisher of Packaging World. Working with Summit’s eMedia VP, Dave Newcorn, they introduced regular coverage of automation with the launch of Packaging World's Controls and Integrations section. Jim helped shape the annual Packaging Automation Forum and witnessed the professional organization OMAC's PackML initiative. In addition to his position as Publisher of Automation World, Jim is actively involved in audience development for Summit Media Group.
While our publishing team is a success story unto themselves, Automation World owes its growing and loyal following to the team that delivers our acclaimed content. Automation World is edited by journalists who possess a keen understanding of today’s manufacturing and business environments. Meet the individuals who are the voice of our magazine, website, newsletters, podcasts and webinars – and you’ll understand why we are the leading media brand covering industrial automation.
Director of content
David Greenfield joined Automation World in June 2011. Bringing a wealth of industry knowledge and media experience to his position, David’s contributions can be found in AW’s print and online editions and custom projects. He is also the chief architect of The Automation Conference. Prior to joining Summit Media Group, David was Editorial Director of Design News at UBM Electronics. Before joining UBM, he was Editorial Director of Control Engineering at Reed Business Information, where he also worked on Manufacturing Business Technology as publisher, several years earlier. David manages AW’s popular LinkedIn group.
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