Lori (Bok) Beckman has been reporting, writing and editing content in Production Machining since 2003. She attends IMTS and PMTS regularly, and visits machine shops and OEMs to find the most valuable content for PM readers. She also manages the production of the magazine, in print and online. She spearheaded the Emerging Leaders annual awards program that she is passionate about.
Lori is also the parts cleaning editor for this section in Production Machining and Products Finishing magazines, covering the manufacturing parts cleaning segment of the industry. She has attended the parts2clean trade show in Germany, and is co-chairperson of the Parts Cleaning Conference held yearly.
Lori began her journalism career in 1999 as an associate editor, writing technical articles for two trade publications in the trucking industry. The publications’ Chicago publishing company was eventually bought by Randall-Reilly. She got her start in manufacturing media working as an editor with Modern Machine Shop, PM’s sister brand.
Lori has a B.A. in Communications from the University of Dayton. She resides in Cincinnati, Ohio, with her husband and two children.