Patricia Panchak

Patricia Panchak, Editor-in-Chief,

Focus: Competitiveness & Public Policy

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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,, 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.  

Of Technology and Transformation in the 4th Industrial Revolution 2
What’s the path to manufacturing business success in the digital age?
Manufacturing's Digital Future 1
How the Internet of Things, cloud, data analytics and a host of other ready-for-primetime technologies redefines the business of manufacturing.
Is US Income Inequality Caused by Manufacturing's Relative Decline? 3
Declining employment in manufacturing linked to American income inequality, economist shows.
Is US Income Inequality Caused by Manufacturing's Relative Decline?  1
Declining employment in manufacturing linked to American income inequality, economist shows.
The World's Leading Manufacturers By the Numbers 
Who's up and who's down among the world's manufacturing leaders, from IndustryWeek's exclusive annual list.
Manufacturing Still is Losing the Public Policy Debate 10
A manufacturing report from Congressional Research Service soft-peddles US Manufacturing's challenges by representing relative decline as normal evolution.
Map of the 2015 IndustryWeek 50 US Best Manufacturers.
Where are the IndustryWeek 50 Best US Manufacturers? 2
With this interactive map, discover the regions and cities where the best U.S. manufacturers are headquartered.
Middle Market Manufacturers Maintain Stable Growth
Middle market company performance continues to be 'undeniably strong.'
2015 IW 50: Polaris Unseats Apple 
Find out who beat Apple in the annual IndustryWeek 50 Best Manufacturers ranking.
How Economic Public Policy Fails US Manufacturers 6
We should not allow people who don't understand manufacturing to define its future.
The Truth About U.S. Capital Investment in the 21st Century
A look at evidence showing weak capital investment.
Money, Money Everywhere, Nor Any Penny to Invest?! 2
Capital investment remains in the doldrums.
Discovering Manufacturing's Hidden Workforce 2
New research supports a significant shift in how we must view and measure the sector.
2015 IW Best Plants Conference: Awards Ceremony [SLIDESHOW]
Winners of the IndustryWeek Best Plants Award received their Pinnacle trophy at the 2015 IW Best Plants Conference & Expo, which was held May 4-6 in Charlotte, N.C.
By the numbers
Capital Spending "Robust" in Q1
Index shows strong capex in Q1 2015.
Manufacturing Leader of the Week
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