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About AW
Renown for editorial excellence, Automation World covers the entire spectrum of industrial automation technologies, software and devices. AW reports on developments in discrete manufacturing, batch/hybrid processing and continuous process operations.


Kurt Belisle, Publisher
Phone: 815-549-1034
Kurt Belisle, joined PMMI Media Group in 2015 with over 15 years of business development experience, including more than a decade as a Senior Account Executive for the Healthcare Financial Management Association, where he worked largely with custom media. As Publisher, Kurt is instrumental to the growth of Automation World . He holds a degree in business administration from the University of Notre Dame with a focus in marketing, and resides in Manteno, IL with his family.

Editorial Staff

David Greenfield, Director of Content
Phone: 678-662-3322
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. Earlier in his career, David was Editorial Director of Design News at UBM Electronics, and prior to joining UBM, he was Editorial Director of Control Engineering at Reed Business Information, where he also worked on Manufacturing Business Technology as Publisher.

David Miller, Senior Technical Writer
Phone: 312-205-7888
David Miller began writing for Automation World in August 2019 as a Contributing Writer before joining full-time as Senior Technical Writer in November 2020. He has prior experience at several B2B publications, including work as Associate Editor at Electrical Apparatus magazine, and writing for Green Building and Design and Realtor magazines. In addition to his experience as a trade journalist, David has worked as a professional ghostwriter and published film reviews.

Stephanie Neil, Senior Editor
Phone: 781-378-1652
Stephanie Neil has been reporting on business and technology for over 20 years. She joined Automation World in 2015 as Senior Editor. Her previous experience was as Senior Editor at Thomas Publishing's Managing Automation and a community manager for Stephanie's journalism career began in the early 1990s as a beat reporter for the Ziff-Davis IT journal eWeek (formerly PC Week) where she spent over a decade. Stephanie covers CPG, food and beverage, and pharmaceutical technologies and trends for Automation World. She is also Editor in Chief of PMMI Media Group's quarterly OEM magazine.

Jim Koelsch, Contributing Writer
Beth Stackpole, Contributing Writer
Lauren Paul, Contributing Writer
Jeanne Schweder, Contributing Writer

PMMI Media Group Alignment

Kim Overstreet, Senior Content Strategist, Alignment
Phone: 630-205-8735
As a Senior Content Strategist, Kim Overstreet disseminates PMMI Business Intelligence content to Packaging World, Healthcare Packaging, Automation World, ProFood World, OEM, and Mundo PMMI. She also covers packaging conferences for PMMI Media Group and enjoys reporting on current trends in the industry. Kim has been with PMMI Media Group since 2013 and has a master's degree in journalism from Drake University.

Emma Satchell, Digital Content Producer

Phone: 312-205-7898

Emma Satchell began her career with PMMI Media Group as the Managing Editor of Automation World. She was recently promoted to Digital Content Producer for all brands, and is responsible for producing and editing Take Five video segments as well as other digital content initiatives. She received her bachelor’s in Theatre Design and Technology from California State University East Bay in 2020.

PMMI Media Group
PMMI Media Group is a market-leading business media company that produces information for packaging, processing and automation professionals, bringing together solution providers and end users and facilitating connectivity throughout the supply chain. Its world class media brands—Packaging World, Automation World, Healthcare Packaging, Contract Packaging, OEM, ProFood World and Mundo PMMI—are proven leaders in covering this diverse and dynamic marketplace, and its digital products incorporate leading edge media technologies to deliver informed, actionable business intelligence to the industry. To learn more visit PMMI Media Group.

PMMI Media Group is a division of PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, a trade association representing more than 850 companies that provide a full range of processing and packaging machinery, materials, components and containers. PMMI actively brings buyers and sellers together through initiatives such as, educational programs and world-class events, connecting participants in the processing and packaging supply chain with their customers around the world. PMMI produces the PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows. Learn more at PMMI.