Our Editors

Leland Teschler - Editor
35 years of service. BS Engineering, University of Michigan; BS Electrical Engineering, University of Michigan; MBA, Cleveland State University. Work experience: Communications design engineer, U.S. Gov’t.
Phone: 216.931.9221
Fax: 913.514.6921

Ken Korane - Managing Editor
24 years of service. BS Mechanical Engineering, Ohio State University. Work experience: Product engineer, Parker Hannifin Corp.; Mechanical design engineer, Euclid Inc. Primary editor for fluid-power technology.
Phone: 216.931.9412
Fax: 913.514.6670

Steve Mraz - Senior Editor
23 years of service. BS Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University. Work experience: Flight officer, U.S. Navy. Responsible for aerospace, medical, management, and scanning technologies articles.
Phone: 216.931.9521
Fax: 913.514.6764

Elisabeth Eitel - Senior Editor
12 years of service. BS Mechanical Engineering from Fenn College at Cleveland State University. Over the last decade, Elisabeth has worked as a technical writer — most recently as Chief Editor of Motion System Design.
Phone: 216.931.9236
Fax: 913.514.6764

Lindsey Frick - Associate Editor
Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Cleveland State University. Prior to joining Penton, she has worked in product design, packaging, development and manufacturing. She covers the materials market and other areas of interest for design engineers.
Phone: 216.931.9153
Fax: 913.514.6764

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.


Mike Hudspeth is a Professional Member of the Industrial Designers Society of America. He is a consultant, lifelong artist, and avid model builder. He's worked as a senior designer for a global medical company and has more than two decades of experience. Hudspeth has also been a Contributing Technical Expert to Machine Design magazine for more than eight years.


Chuck Lewin is the Founder and V.P. of Engineering of Performance Motion Devices Inc. In 1992 Lewin developed a motion control on an IC — technology to found PMD.





Curtis Wilson is the V.P. of Engineering and Research at Delta Tau Data Systems Inc. He's an expert in brushless motors, asynchronous PLC programs, and embedded kinematics algorithms.





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 once again fleeing back into the comfortable halls of academia.




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