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Patricia Panchak

Patricia Panchak

Team Leader Editorial and Communications, Lean Enterprise Institute

For 25 years as a business journalist, media strategist, and public speaker, Panchak’s reporting and research have helped executives manage important business trends, including digital technologies, employee engagement, and lean management. Most recently, she served as an editor for Target magazine, the Association for Manufacturing Excellence’s quarterly publication focused on continuous improvement. As an independent journalist, she wrote about lean and digital strategies for a variety of organizations.

As the former editorial director of nine publications in Penton Media’s Manufacturing and Supply Chain Group and editor-in-chief of IndustryWeek, Panchak helped extend the reach of powerful media brands. She led development, integration, and distribution of editorial content, including magazine management, writing, editing, and production.

She directed the group’s digital strategy and content development including e-newsletters, webinars, blogs, and social media activity. Panchak also managed the development of research and industry conferences.