Product Design & Development Expands Vertical Market Coverage; Introduces Editorial Advisory Board

New editorial advisory board enhances editorial commitment as industry leader in design engineering news and new product technical information.

ROCKAWAY, NJ: Product Design & Development (PD&D) has announced the formation of a new Editorial Advisory Board comprised of experts from a wide range of disciplines within the design engineering industry, including companies that support OEMs throughout the supply chain, and leadership organizations that serve the industry.

The board will take an active role in helping PD&D shape its future editorial coverage, advising on new trends and emerging sectors as the brand expands its reporting across several vertical markets and component areas.

“I’m honored to be working with such an esteemed collection of elite minds from the design engineering industry,” said PD&D Editor in Chief David Mantey. “PD&D stands to benefit from the unique vision and guidance these well-respected individuals will offer.”

The members of the board include:

• Tim Balz, Founder & President, Freedom Chairs

• Marty Boykin, Ph.D., Director of Consumer Durables & Tritan, Eastman Chemical Company

• Robin Gray, Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel, Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA)

• Ron Jr. “Reg” Gustafson, Vice President of Business Development, Clinkenbeard

• Mike Littrel, President & Founder, C.ideas

• Harry Moser, President, Reshoring Initiative

• Alan Nicol, Executive Member, AlanNicolSolutions, LLC

• Mike Rainone, Co-Founder, PCDworks

• Paul Scheidt, Product Marketing Manager, LED Components, Cree

• Lanny Vincent, General Partner, Vincent & Associates, Ltd

• Anna Zevelyov, Director of Business Development, Artec Group

• Andrew Cresci, General Manager, Manufacturing Industries, NVIDIA

“We are excited about the addition of our Editorial Advisory Board,” said Christina Schmidt, Publisher of PD&D. “PD&D has assembled a team of leading industry experts and executives to serve as advisors. This diverse panel of thought leaders will share their first-hand experience and insights on the latest industry news and trends. They will offer a variety of perspectives with one common goal: to expand the conversation about technologies and innovations changing the state of the engineering community today.”

In addition to advising on the content and focus of PD&D’s coverage of the design engineering industry, each board member will share their own insights directly through the contribution of guest columns, as well as participation in feature articles, exclusive web series, and multimedia presentations.

“Across several of our brands, we wanted to enhance our ability to speak directly to our readership and find out from them the exciting innovations they were witnessing in the field,” said Beth Campbell, Editorial Director of the Design Engineering Group at Advantage Business Media. “The formation of an editorial advisory board enables us to do just that. As a result, I expect our brands will be able to develop better, more engaging content for readers.”

For more information contact PD&D Editor in Chief David Mantey at 973-920-7790,

About Product Design & Development:
For more than 60 years, Product Design & Development ( has provided design engineers with the information they need to be successful. PD&D readers have come to depend on the information presented, not only to stay abreast of all the developments important to their work, but also as a primary resource when selecting components for specific design challenges.

Product Design & Development’s mission is to furnish comprehensive coverage of new technologies, trends, systems, materials, and components that design engineers require in order to assemble build lists, complete design projects, and more quickly reach production.

About Advantage Business Media:
Advantage Business Media is an integrated business media company with a diversified portfolio of highly focused print publications, e-newsletters, specialized directories, vertical search databases, conferences, ancillary media vehicles, and associated web-based services. Founded in 2006 with the acquisition of Reed New Business Publications and building upon a 45-year combined legacy of influential Cahners, Chilton, and Gordon Publications titles, today Advantage Business Media serves more than 1.3 million industry professionals in the science, engineering/design, electronics, and communications markets. For more information go to