Miles Parker

Miles Parker, Founder, has worked for more than 30 years in the public relations field, specializing in the technology software arena. During an eight-year period in the 1990s, Parker directly placed or facilitated over 500 trade articles for clients Boothroyd Dewhurst, Inc., and Parametric Technology Corporation; hundreds of articles for other clients have followed since then. He has also placed client feature stories in Business Week, Forbes, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, and Industry Week.

Parker created and managed the application for the National Medal of Technology Award, which was presented to clients Geoffrey Boothroyd and Peter Dewhurst by President George H. Bush in 1991. Miles Parker is a past winner of a Bell Ringer Award from the Publicity Club of New England, the highest regional recognition for public relations work.

Parker also brings to the field an appreciation of manufacturing issues gained as a foreman of a 14-person sheet metal shop. He holds a master’s degree in English and served for eight years as an editor of a literary publication, the Northeast Journal.

A technology opinion editorial by Miles, titled “Upfront Engineering is Real Business,” can be accessed here. An online guest post in Forbes titled “How An Old Analysis Technique Could Strengthen The U.S. Manufacturing Revival” can be found here.


Lynn Manning

Lynn Manning, President, has over 25 years’ professional experience in public relations with both domestic and international agencies as well as her own consultancy. She has lived and worked in five different countries outside the U.S., is fluent in French and speaks conversational Japanese.

Elected to the scientific research society Sigma Xi upon receiving her Sc. B. from Brown University, Manning has written about scientific, technical and medical subjects for three decades. She has a strong background in journalism and advertising copywriting: while overseas she worked as a newspaper reporter and photographer, wrote as a stringer for AP, Middle East Health and the Australian Financial Review, and was a copywriter for advertising agencies Ogilvy & Mather and J. Walter Thompson. She spent seven years in Japan, heading the Asia office for Gibbs & Soell, PR, Inc. and working with Tokyo-based agencies Cosmo PR and adcomm.


Kip Hanson

Hanson is a writer and manufacturing consultant with over 30 years in manufacturing and business management.  He covers a wide range of topics, from anything machining or fabrication-related to consumer products, oil and gas, CAD/CAM/FEA, and ERP systems.


Steven Shaw

Shaw, Junior Account Executive, has a degree in communications from Roger Williams University. He manages the Group’s media and publications databases and writes for accounts in industrial 3D printing, Design-for-Manufacture and Assembly, and product simulation and optimization.


Partial list of outside associates:

Parker Group also works with a network of outside communications specialists with many years of collective experience working for business and technology publications. Our associates have served as writers and editors for such publications as Industry Week, Desktop Engineering, Tooling & Production, etc.

Alan R. Earls

Alan R. Earls has more than two decades of experience in the management and operation of business periodicals and is a writer with credits ranging from leading daily newspapers to highly specialized journals, with a primary focus on the growth and development of the high tech industry. He is the author of six books on business history. A graduate of Boston University and the Harvard Extension School Management and Administration post-graduate program, he attended Suffolk University School of Law and is a licensed amateur radio operator. His areas of expertise include information technology, data storage, electronics, manufacturing and automotive & alternative vehicles.

Karen Donovan

Donovan is a writer and editor with over 20 years’ experience in book and magazine publishing who was on staff at Parker Group for 10 years. Previously, she wrote technical reports on automotive forensic analysis, was assistant editor for New England Monthly and worked as a freelance editor of science, social science, and business textbooks for the college market. Donovan has taught beginning and advanced editing at the Brown University Learning Connection and coedits the literary journal Paragraph. Her undergraduate degree is in philosophy, and she holds a master’s degree in creative writing. Her book Fugitive Red won the Juniper Prize for Poetry and was published in 1999 by the University of Massachusetts Press. She is a board member of the RI Center for the Book.