Meet Russ Willcutt

With a strong background in trade publishing, our new associate editor joins the existing PM staff in continuing to support the precision machining industry.

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Using a hammer, anvil and steel rod, Russ hand forms a good luck amulet during a business trip to Sweden.

Russ Willcutt has joined the staff of Production Machining as associate editor. He has been a member of Gardner Business Media since January 2014, as associate editor of Modern Machine Shop and editor of its supplement, Gear Production. His responsibilities will involve supporting the precision machining industry as a writer, editor, and advocate for the use of social media as a marketing and communications tool. He is also associate editor of sister publication Products Finishing magazine. He’s a pretty versatile guy.

Russ is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he studied English, journalism, and art history, working throughout his undergraduate years writing for the student and faculty campus newspapers. He was hired by his alma mater to produce magazines for the Schools of Engineering, Business, and Medicine, among others. He then joined the HealthSouth Corp. as group managing editor before going on to launch magazines including Gear Solutions and Wind Systems as executive editor of Media Solutions Inc. He was senior editor of the Health Care Division at Cahaba Media Group before relocating to Cincinnati, Ohio, to join Gardner.

In addition to his responsibilities as a writer and editor, Russ will continue supporting audience development for Production Machining and building on the magazine’s longstanding relationship with the Precision Machined Products Association (PMPA), hosting the Precision Machining Technology Show (PMTS) every other year, which is co-located with PCx, the Parts Cleaning Exposition. Coverage will also be provided for events such as the International Machine Technology Show (IMTS) and technical open houses presented by OEMs around the country and world. Follow him @pmprodmachining and @russ_willcutt on Twitter. More feet on the ground give you and us better and broader coverage of our industry.