Meet the Editors

SearchManufacturingERP.com has a team of dedicated editors who bring you the best Manufacturing ERP information from around the Web. Our staff searches the Web daily for the latest news and technology updates. We also keep in constant contact with users and top technical experts to bring you a constant stream of fresh, original content. Here's a look at who's behind the site:
 

Scott Wallask

Scott Wallask Editorial Director swallask@techtarget.com

Scott Wallask is the editorial director for TechTarget's Applications Development, ERP and Health IT Group, for which he oversees content strategy and operations for eight websites. He is an award-winning content leader with more than 20 years of professional journalism and conference planning experience covering the healthcare, high-tech and life science industries. A former newspaper reporter, he graduated magna cum laude from Northeastern University in Boston with a bachelor of arts degree in print journalism.

David Essex

David Essex Executive Editor dessex@techtarget.com

David oversees editorial strategy and execution for three sites in TechTarget's Business Applications and Architecture Media Group. He helped launch SearchFinancialApplications.com after two years as site and news editor of SearchManufacturingERP.com and remains a contributor to both sites along with SearchSAP.com. David has covered IT since 1986 and was an editor at BYTE, PC Resource and 80 Micro. His freelance articles have appeared in Computerworld, PC World and numerous other publications and websites. He has an M.S. in community economic development from Southern New Hampshire University and a B.A. in journalism from the University of Rhode Island.

Diann Daniel

Diann Daniel Managing Editor ddaniel@techtarget.com

Diann is the managing editor of SearchManufacturingERP.com, SearchFinancialApplications.com and SearchSAP.com, in TechTarget's Business Applications and Architecture media group. She focuses on timely and relevant content that can help modern business technology leaders do their jobs better, primarily through assigning articles and managing freelance writers, as well as through writing and other work. A former writer and editor for CIO.com/IDG Enterprise, her work has appeared throughout the technology-focused IDG network of publications. In an independent content specialist and journalist capacity, she has worked on a wide range of projects, from on-camera video interviews with iPhone developers to guiding website-optimization projects to ghostwriting content that has appeared in publications such as Stanford Social Innovation Review and HBR.org.

Dan Ring

Dan Ring News Writer dring@techtarget.com

Dan covers finance and HR technology as a news writer for SearchManufacturingERP.com and SearchFinancialApplications.com. He was Statehouse bureau chief in Boston for the old Ottaway News Service and The Republican, the Springfield, Mass.-based daily newspaper. Dan and his wife, Dolores Kong, live in Milton, Mass., and are co-authors of the Falcon guides Hiking Acadia National Park and Best Easy Day Hikes Acadia National Park. They are members of the 111ers of Northeastern USA, having hiked all major peaks of the Northeast. Dan was born in Northampton, grew up in Sandwich on Cape Cod, and graduated with an English degree from Boston College.

Jim O'Donnell

Jim O'Donnell News Editor jimodonnell@techtarget.com

Jim covers all things SAP for SearchSAP and contributes to SearchManufacturingERP. He has recently been a freelance technical writer and previously covered IBM technology and enterprise applications for Penton Media and IDG publications. He has a B.A. from the University of Vermont and an M.A. in technical communication from Northeastern University. Jim lives in Melrose, Mass., with his wife and two kids. Out of the office you can usually find him on the soccer field, where he has played in a men's league for more than a decade.

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