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Richard McCormack is editor and publisher of Manufacturing & Technology News, a publication he created in 1994. The publication is read by executives in industry, government and academia on five continents. Mr. McCormack is an active journalist covering the profound financial and economic ramifications of the shift of industrial capability from the United States to Asian competitors. He has written thousands of articles on outsourcing, industrial and technological competitiveness, government policies, and trends related to management, quality, technology and markets.

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 has covered science, technology, industry and government for 27 years. He has 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." His work has appeared in hundreds of news and Web journals, and has been cited by such publications as The Washington Post, New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. His articles have been ready by millions of people throughout the world. He has appeared on CNN, C-SPAN and PBS. He has testified before Congress and has given dozens of speeches throughout the country. He is the golf coach at Annandale High School in Northern Virginia.

Mr. McCormack accepts personal e-mails only (no press releases) at editor @manufacturingnews.com. He can be reached by calling 703-750-2664.

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