Patricia Panchak

Patricia
Panchak
Patricia Panchak, Editor-in-Chief,
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In her commentary and reporting for IndustryWeek, Editor-in-Chief Patricia Panchak covers world-class manufacturing industry strategies, best practices and public policy issues that affect manufacturers’ competitiveness. She delivers news and analysis—and reports the trends--in tax, trade and labor policy; federal, state and local government agencies and programs; and judicial, executive and legislative actions. As well, she shares case studies about how manufacturing executives can capitalize on the latest best practices to cut costs, boost productivity and increase profits.

As editor, she directs the strategic development of all IW editorial products, including the magazine, IndustryWeek.com, research and information products, and executive conferences.

An award-winning editor, Panchak received the 2004 Jesse H. Neal Business Journalism Award for Signed Commentary and helped her staff earn the 2004 Neal Award for Subject-Related Series. She also has earned the American Business Media’s Midwest Award for Editorial Courage and Integrity.

Patricia holds bachelor’s degrees in Journalism and English from Bowling Green State University and a master’s degree in Journalism from Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. She lives in Cleveland Hts., Ohio, with her family.  

Articles
Education
Manufacturer's Agenda: Closing Critical Education Gaps  2
Musings on meeting the skill and education demands of next-generation manufacturing.
Higher Education the Standard among Manufacturing Leaders [SLIDESHOW]
The educational attainment of leaders at the biggest and best U.S. manufacturers.
Reclassifying Manufacturers
Manufacturers Agenda: Will Some Offshore Production Be Counted as US-Based?  2
A proposal to reclassify manufacturers that rely on outsourcing threatens to turn trade, employment and other economic reports updside-down.
Middle Market Manufacturers Report Solid Growth [SLIDESHOW / VIDEO]
Research finds second consecutive quarters of solid revenue growth for U.S. middle market companies, with every industry segment reporting revenue increases -- manufacturers are among the leaders.
Michael Dell
Michael Dell Talks About the Benefits of Running a Private Company
Michael Dell shares his opinion about how financial markets impact the running a manufacturing business. Excerpts from Inc. and Forbes
Continuous Improvement: The Challenge of Choice, the Burden of Selling and the Value of Expectations
Nicholas Pinchuk, president and CEO of Snap-on, sees continuous improvement as a weapon American manufacturers can use to combat the turbulent times in the industry.
The Manufacturer's Agenda: What's a "US Manufacturer?"  3
With government statisticians planning to change how they count “factoryless goods producers,” and companies reincorporating overseas to escape high tax rates, it’s an, uhm, interesting time to compile a list of the largest U.S. manufacturers.
The Manufacturer's Agenda: Did Finance Gut Manufacturing?  10
Has our focus on financial metrics held back manufacturing's business success?
How Finance Gutted Manufacturing
What's the Root Cause of US Manufacturing's Underperformance? 5
Ten thought leaders debate the source of--and solutions to--US manufacturing's middling performance as the nation's economic growth engine.
Suzanne Berger, professor of Political Science at MIT
MIT Professor Fingers Finance as Cause of Manufacturing's Underperformance 3
Dialogue and debate: MIT professor makes the case that finance gutted U.S. manufacturing; other thought leaders respond.
global ping
11 Biggest Industrial Cyberattacks... So Far [SLIDESHOW]
The U.S. Department of Justice's new fight against Chinese hackers has been a wake-up call to business leaders across the world. But to experienced manufacturers, industrial hacking is nothing new.
Scenes from a National Robotics League Competition [SLIDESHOW]

Volunteers, from competition organizers, company sponsors and teachers make the competition possible.

The National Robotics League Robobot Competition
The Manufacturer's Agenda: Recruiting Students to Manufacturing: The Ground Game  2
Go and see a National Robotics League or First competition, and you will see manufacturing's bright future.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Projections Chart
The Manufacturer's Agenda: Fixing Our Workforce Education and Training Mistakes  6
After decades of ignoring manufacturing and production knowledge and skills development, the U.S. is starting to pay attention. National programs to recruit students to consider manufacturing careers and Bureau of Labor Statistics is tracking manufacturing-related skills.
Manufacturing Day, 2013, at GenMet Superior Metal Fabrication
Recruiting Students to Manufacturing Careers [SLIDESHOW]
National efforts to recruit students to manufacturing careers are picking up steam. Here are a few of the top programs.
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