El McKenzie is the managing editor of Products Finishing and also has worked as an editor on sister brand Modern Machine Shop since 2011. She has learned a lot about the finishing industry during her tenure and continues to gain new understandings virtually every day. El’s background is quite varied. With one semester of mechanical engineering education to boast about, she earned a B.A. in journalism from the University of Dayton and also holds a highly applicable master’s degree in social work from The Ohio State University.