Meet Modern’s team of editors covering ProMat 2019 in Chicago.

ProMat 2019 is set to welcome more than 45,000 visitors to “Find Your Wow,” the solutions that keep supply chains moving forward, in the North and South halls of McCormick Place from April 8-11. Spanning a total of 420,000 square feet, there’s bound to be plenty of innovation and ideas in every corner of the materials handling industry’s premier trade show and educational conference, sponsored by MHI.

Modern Materials Handling‘s team of editors will be covering ProMat.

Bob Trebilcock
Bob Trebilcock, Modern’s executive editor, has covered materials handling, technology and supply chain topics for Modern Materials Handling since 1984. A graduate of Bowling Green State University, Trebilcock lives in Keene, N.H. This is Bob’s 20th Show Daily for Modern.

Josh Bond
Josh Bond, Modern’s senior editor, has a degree in Journalism from Keene State College and has studied business management at Franklin Pierce University.  A senior editor, Josh has worked with Modern for the past eight years. His Lift Truck Tips column and features have illuminated the topics and trends in the industry. Josh lives in Vermont. This is Josh’s 10th Show Daily with Modern.

Sara Pearson Specter
Sara Pearson Specter has written for Modern as an editor at large since 2001. Based in Oregon, Sara owns her own marketing communications firm with clients in a diverse range of fields, including materials handing and packaging, professional and financial services, regional economic development and higher education. Specter graduated from Centre College in Danville, Ky., with a bachelor’s degree in French and history. This is Sara’s 15th Show Daily with Modern.

Roberto Michel
Roberto Michel, an editor at large for Modern, has covered manufacturing and supply chain management trends since 1996, mainly as a former staff editor and former contributor at Manufacturing Business Technology. He has been a contributor to Modern since 2004. He has worked on numerous show dailies, including at ProMat, the North American Material Handling Logistics show, and National Manufacturing Week. This is Roberto’s 14th Show Daily with Modern.

Chris Lewis
Chris Lewis, a contributing editor for Modern, is the owner of Innovative Written Solutions, a content development and editorial services company based in Troy, Mich. In addition to developing content for Modern Materials Handing, he has also written for a wide variety of companies, ranging from Golf Channel to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, as well as industries like engineering, higher education and workforce solutions. This will be Chris’s third Show Daily with Modern.

Noël P. Bodenburg
You won’t see Noël Bodenburg, Modern’s executive managing editor, on the show floor. She will stay back at the office and run the production end of the Show Daily operation. Noël has been with Modern and Material Handling Product News since 2006. This is her 13th Show Daily with Modern.

Modern’s complete coverage of the show.

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Peerless Media Announces “Peerless Cares” Ad Campaign

(Framingham) – Peerless Media announced today that the company will launch an ad campaign entitled “Peerless Cares” in the print brands Supply Chain Management Review, Logistics Management, Modern Materials Management, Material Handling Product News and Desktop Engineering. The intent of the campaign is to show the company’s support for the cancer organization, The Beauty Foundation for Cancer Care.

The Beauty Foundation for Cancer Care is a nationwide, 501(c)(3) charity that raises money for families that are dealing with cancer. Their mission is to alleviate the overwhelming financial and emotional strains that cancer treatment places on families. The organization helps pay the bills that aren’t covered by insurance, such as household expenses, transportation to treatment, wigs, child care, etc. This year marks the 10th anniversary of The Beauty Foundation, which in that time has provided over $1M in grants.

The Beauty Foundation also supports these families emotionally with programs such as Adopt-A-Family, which provides holiday presents for families who can’t afford them or if the parent is too sick to shop for them, Basket Brigade, which provides a full Thanksgiving meal for hundreds of families each year for the same reasons, and PROM, an annual dance held at Robert Wood Johnson hospital for the teens on the oncology/hematology floor who aren’t able to attend their own school dances.

Peerless Media has been a financial supporter of the organization since the company’s launch in 2010. “The Beauty Foundation has made a difference in the lives of so many families going through an immensely difficult time”, said Brian Ceraolo, President of Peerless Media. “We’re proud to support an organization that is 100% volunteer so that every dollar goes to helping people who really need it.”

For more information about The Beauty Foundation for Cancer Care, please visit www.beautyfoundationnj.com.

About Peerless Media

Founded in 2010, Peerless Media is the leading provider of independent business content and information serving the supply chain, logistics, materials handling and design engineering industries. Through our flagship brands (Logistics Management, Modern Materials Handling, Supply Chain Management Review, Material Handling Product News, Supply Chain 24/7, and Desktop Engineering), we offer unparalleled B2B coverage via publications, Websites, newsletters, conferences, and research. Visit www.peerlessmedia.com.