Bryce Ellis has been working with exhibitors and advertising customers with Gardner Business Media since 2011. He began his career as an Exhibitor Advertising Manager with Map Your Show where he worked with exhibitors to maximize their investment at tradeshows. In 2014, he became District Manager with Gardner Business Media’s metalworking brands where he worked with manufacturing suppliers in the Midwest to achieve their marketing goals and objectives. In 2019, Bryce was promoted to his current position as Publisher of Modern Machine Shop. Bryce received his BA in Communications from the University of Cincinnati.
Peter Zelinski has been a writer and editor for Modern Machine Shop since 1997. His monthly column, “The Z Axis,” has appeared in the magazine since 2000, and he is a co-host of MMS’s Made in the USA podcast. Pete is also an authority on the advance of 3D printing into industrial production. In 2012 he helped to launch Additive Manufacturing Media, and he serves as editor-in-chief of this group. He has been a regular speaker at the Additive Manufacturing Conference, which is now the Formnext Forum, and he is the co-host of an award-winning video series on additive manufacturing, The Cool Parts Show. Pete earned his degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Cincinnati, and he first learned about machining by running and programming machine tools in a metalworking laboratory within what is now GE Aviation.
Brent Donaldson is Editor-in-Chief for Modern Machine Shop, where he is oversees the brand’s writing staff as well as day-to-day management of editorial operations. Brent also serves as a columnist and feature writer and reports regularly about his travels to machine shops, trade shows and conferences around the country and internationally. Brent is also co-host, producer and editor of Modern Machine Shop’s documentary-style podcast, “Made in the USA.”
Before joining Gardner, Brent was editor-in-chief of Northern Kentucky University Magazine — the same university from which he received his journalism degree in 2005. Brent previously served as associate editor for Cincinnati Magazine, and is the recipient of two Ohio Excellence in Journalism awards for feature news writing, Cincinnati Society of Professional Journalists awards, and more than 40 individual awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education for writing and editorial.
Fun fact: Brent was the last journalist ever to interview Evel Knievel.
Eli Plaskett joined the Modern Machine Shop team in the fall of 2017. He is a native of Youngstown, Ohio and graduated from Ohio University in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing and English. After college, he wrote freelance and traveled the country before moving to Cincinnati, Ohio.
He is currently Senior Associate Editor at Modern Machine Shop and Content Writer and Designer at Gardner Business Media, the magazine’s parent company. He writes and edits blog posts and feature-length stories for the magazine as well as for its sister publications.
Chris Pasion is the managing editor of Modern Machine Shop. He graduated with an M.A. in professional writing from the University of Cincinnati and joined Gardner Business Media as an editorial assistant in July 2021. Hecontributed as a writer to MMS’ sister brand, Products Finishing, before joining the MMS team full time in August 2022. In this position, he coordinates the publication of the print magazine, publishes news and product releases to MMS’ website and copyedits columns and other written content for the brand.
In addition to working as an editor, Chris is a freelance photographer in the Cincinnati, Ohio area.
Evan Doran joined Gardner Business Media in August 2020, where he did odd jobs across several brands before settling into Modern Machine Shop in April 2021. He graduated from Miami University in 2018 with a B.A. in Creative Writing and Professional Writing. He also holds a graduate certificate in Professional Writing from the University of Cincinnati.
So far, Evan’s work has extended into drafting social media copy and editing case studies, columns and press releases — but he continues to seek new ways to hone his craft and serve the manufacturing community.
Nate Fields joined the Modern Machine Shop team as a digital editor in the summer of 2021. In September 2022, He moved into a full-time writing role as an associate editor. He graduated from Ball State University in his hometown of Muncie, Indiana, twice. He earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism in 2018 and a master’s degree in public relations in 2021.
Jenn Cammel is the assistant digital editor of Modern Machine Shop and Production Machining. Originally from Canton, Ohio, she graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a bachelor's degree in Communication and Journalism. She joined Gardner Business Media in November 2022 and has previously worked as a copywriter and social media manager.