Steve Minter

Steve Minter, Executive Editor,

Focus: Leadership, Global Economy, Energy

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An award-winning editor, Executive Editor Steve Minter covers leadership, global economic and trade issues and energy, tackling subject matter ranging from CEO profiles and leadership theories to economic trends and energy policy. As well, he supervises content development for editorial products including the magazine,, research and information products, and conferences.

Before joining the IW staff, Steve was publisher and editorial director of Penton Media’s EHS Today, where he was instrumental in the development of the Champions of Safety and America’s Safest Companies recognition programs.

Steve received his B.A. in English from Oberlin College. He is married and has two adult children.

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An oil rig south of Taft, California.
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Big oil firms cut back on exploration and development when oil prices plummeted, but energy agencies warn investment is needed to avoid a shortfall in world energy supplies.
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Promising to build a "manufacturing powerhouse" along the U.S. Gulf coast, ExxonMobil announces it will invest $20 billion in 11 existing and new facilities.
Trisha Lemery Finds the Fun - and Profit - in Manufacturing 1
Trisha Lemery keeps Winsert Inc., the engine component business her father started, growing with a potent mix of innovation, employee appreciation and focus on customers' needs.
Apple and the Battle for American Manufacturing 3
After decades of offshoring, President Trump is making a concerted effort to return manufacturing to the U.S. Could the world’s most valuable company become the poster child for that reshoring tide?
The 10 Most Innovative Companies in the World
Boston Consulting Group has released its 11th annual list of the world's most innovative companies. Check out what company tops the list.
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Consolidation of four business units aims to leverage resources and global presence.
The Toughest Challenges of IoT Are Not the Technology 1
A new book offers 10 principles for leaders who are developing and executing their IoT strategy.
Shih's Watchword: Make the US an Attractive Choice for Manufacturing 1
Bring iPhone manufacturing to the U.S.? Harvard Professor Willy Shih thinks policymakers instead should be focusing on ensuring our manufacturing strengths stay that way.
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The Great Manufacturing Employment Challenge 5
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Henry Cialone: An Optimist’s Guide to Manufacturing Innovation
Once largely focused on large manufacturers, EWI is broadening the scope of its research and engineering efforts to also help small-to-mid size manufacturing firms put advanced technologies on the shop floor.
Emerson: Operational Excellence Offers Path to New Technologies
In a quandary about investing in IIoT technologies? Emerson makes the case for improving four key operational areas as an avenue to upgrading manufacturing technology.
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