Our Editors

Ken Korane – Executive Editor

Ken serves as Executive Editor of Machine Design. He has 25 years of service and holds a B.S. Mechanical Engineering from The Ohio State University. His prior Work experience includes product engineer at Parker Hannifin Corp. and mechanical design engineer at Euclid Inc. Ken is the primary editor for fluid-power technology. Ken can be reached by phone (216.931.9412), fax (913.514.6670), or email (ken.korane@penton.com).


Steve Mraz – Senior Editor

Steve serves as Senior Editor of Machine Design. He has 23 years of service and has a B.S. Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University. Steve was also a Flight officer in the U.S. Navy. He is currently responsible for aerospace, medical, management, scanning technologies, and fastening and joining coverage. Steve can be reached by phone (216.931.9521), fax (913.514.6764), or email (stephen.mraz@penton.com).


Jeff serves as Technical Editor of Machine Design. He graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology with a Bachelors of Science in mechanical engineering. He brings experience in electrical and mechanical troubleshooting, automation design, polymer testing, and more. Kerns will focus on materials, 3D printing, and electrical solutions and applications for the Machine Design brand. He can be reached at jeff.kerns@penton.com or 212.204.4291.


Carlos Gonzalez – Technical Editor

Carlos serves as Technical Editor of Machine Design. He joined the team from Sikorsky Aircraft, where he worked on the Hydraulics and Flight Controls for the CH53K Military Aircraft. He holds a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University and a B.S in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in mathematics from Manhattan College. Carlos covers fluid power, motion control, CAD/CAM, and manufacturing for Machine Design. He can be reached at carlos.gonzalez@penton.com or 212.204.4208.


Leah Scully – Associate Content Producer

Leah serves as Associate Content Producer of Machine Design. She graduated from The College of New Jersey with a Bachelors of Science in biomedical engineering with a mechanical specialization. Leah reports on the latest news and products within the industry. She can be reached at leah.scully@penton.com or 212.204.4388.




Technical Contributors

Donald P. Labriola II, P.E., specializes in servo controllers and motors, with a special focus on cost-effective motion control. He has been granted ten U.S. patents as well as numerous international patents. His background includes over 35 years of motion control including 20 years in medical instrument design.



Patrick Hobart is a software engineer at Tolomatic and was previously in the defense industry for nine years specializing in machinery health prognostics and diagnostics. He received his B.S. in Engineering from Iowa State University.




John Rinaldi is Chief Strategist and Business Development Manager at Real Time Automation (RTA). As Rinaldi explains it, he escaped from Marquette University with an Electrical Engineering degree to work in automation before fleeing back to the halls of academia.




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