Josh Cable

Former Senior Editor,

Former Senior Editor Josh Cable covered innovation issues -- including trends and best practices in R&D, process improvement and product development. He also reported on the best practices of the most successful companies and executives in the world of transportation manufacturing, which encompasses the aerospace, automotive, rail and shipbuilding sectors. 

Josh also led the IndustryWeek Manufacturing Hall of Fame, IW’s annual tribute to the most influential executives and thought leaders in U.S. manufacturing history.

Before joining IndustryWeek, Josh was the editor-in-chief of Penton Media’s Government Product News and Government Procurement. He also was an award-winning beat reporter for several small newspapers in Northeast Ohio.

Josh received his BFA in creative writing from Bowling Green University, and continued his professional development through course-work at Ohio University and Cuyahoga Community College.

A lifelong resident of the Buckeye State, Josh currently lives in the Tremont neighborhood of Cleveland. When the weather cooperates, you’ll find him riding his bike to work, exercising his green thumb in the backyard or playing ultimate Frisbee.  

It's a New Era for American Energy -- and Energy Exports
Why the U.S. is positioned to be a global energy export leader for the foreseeable future.
Export-Minded Small Businesses Should Think Inside the Box
Logistics providers can help take the worry and complexity out of entering foreign markets.
internal combustion engine fuel efficiency
The Golden Age of Internal Combustion 2
In June, automotive blogger Wayne Gerdes and electronics engineer Bob Winger etched their names into the Guinness World Records by driving a Volkswagen Passat TDI Clean Diesel sedan on an 8,122-mile trip -- and averaging nearly 78 miles per gallon.
'Systems Approach' Needed to Meet CAFE Standards

The internal-combustion engine has come a long way in recent years. But the Obama administration's looming CAFE standards -- which require automakers to nearly double fuel economy to 54.5 mpg by 2025 -- are forcing the auto industry to keep its foot on the gas.  

A Manufacturing Comeback in Cleveland
A Manufacturing Comeback in Cleveland
Reversing a two decade trend manufacturing is now fueling Cleveland’s recovery.
Workforce: Homegrown Talent
Warren Rupp Mansfield’s success in recent years has opened up opportunities for managers to advance within the company.
Warren Rupp manufacturing plant
2012 IW Best Plants Winner: Pumping up Productivity
To picture the flow of parts, products and people in Warren Rupp's Mansfield, Ohio, factory prior to spring 2011, former operational excellence manager Marty Carty uses this analogy: "Just think of a mouse trying to find its cheese in a maze."
manufacturing innovation at Motorola
Innovation: Customer-Led Innovation
When Motorola Solutions Inc. wanted to test the viability of an electronic name badge designed for workers in manufacturing and retail operations, the company developed a prototype and let two large retailers put the device through its paces.
Manufacturing Hall of Fame 2012 Inductee: Jim McNerney
When Jim McNerney took the helm at Boeing Co. (IW 500/16) in July 2005, the aerospace giant was reeling. Rival Airbus SAS had seized the throne as the world's top commercial-airplane manufacturer, and Boeing's reputation had taken a nosedive after its two previous CEOs had resigned in disgrace.
Manufacturing Hall of Fame 2012 Inductee: Robert Curl
Robert Curl Jr. longed to be a chemist from the age of 9, when his parents gave him his first chemistry set. Curl, now 79, admits that a large part of his initial attraction was the prospect of seeing things explode.
Manufacturing Hall of Fame 2012 Inductee: Lewis Campbell
When Lewis Campbell was named CEO of Textron Inc. (IW 500/100) in July 1998, the industrial conglomerate seemed to be on a roll.
Manufacturing Hall of Fame 2012 Inductee: Art Byrne
In the pantheon of Hall of Fame CEOs, there are lean legends. And there's Art Byrne.
Manufacturing Hall of Fame 2012 Inductee: Norm Augustine
The seeds of the merger that spawned the world's largest defense contractor were planted in the late 1980s, when Norm Augustine -- then CEO of Martin Marietta Corp. -- realized that deep defense-spending cuts were on the horizon.
manufacturing hall of fame 2012
Manufacturing Hall of Fame: Meet the Class of 2012
Now in its fourth year, the IW Manufacturing Hall of Fame gives us an opportunity to reflect on what -- and who -- is most important to the world of manufacturing.
Lotus Engineering low-mass concept vehicle
Lotus Lightweight Vehicle Could Get 100 MPG
By using advanced materials, state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques and innovative design, Lotus says it might be able to profitably produce a low-mass vehicle that gets 120 miles per gallon.
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