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About the Founder and Publisher

Richard McCormack was the editor and publisher of Manufacturing & Technology News from 1994 to 2016. The publication was read by executives in industry, government and academia on five continents.

Mr. McCormack was founding editor of High Performance Computing and Communication (HPCC) Week in 1991. He covered the people and companies that were making massive investments in digital optical telecommunications and the shift of supercomputers to the desktop, leading to the commercial birth of the Internet.

Mr. McCormack was the founding editor of New Technology Week in 1987. He covered the U.S. government and industry response to the competitive challenge posed by the Japanese, including the creation of Sematech and the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences. Prior to that, he was a reporter and became editor of The Energy Daily, where he focused on coverage of the nuclear power and electric utility industries.

As a Washington, D.C.-based journalist, Mr. McCormack covered science, technology, industry and government for 35 years. He won numerous awards for his reporting. He has interviewed such people as Robert Noyce, the inventor of the integrated circuit; Frank Whittle and Hans von Ohain, inventors of the jet engine; Seymour Cray, inventor of the supercomputer; Gordon Moore, inventor of "Moore's Law"; Vinton Cerf, inventor of the Internet; Douglas Engelbart, inventor of the computer mouse; and Edward Teller, inventor of the thermonuclear bomb.

Mr. McCormack is author of the 2002 book "Lean Machines: Learning from the Leaders of the Next Industrial Revolution." He is author and editor of the 2009 book "Manufacturing a Better Future for America," and the 2013 book "ReMaking America." His work appeared in hundreds of news and Web journals, and have been ready by millions of people throughout the world.


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