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.
An online guest post by Parker in Forbes, titled “How An Old Analysis Technique Could Strengthen The U.S. Manufacturing Revival,” can be found here.
Lynn Manning, President, has more than 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.
An in-depth narrative by Manning about the history and development of FEA, published by NAFEMS, can be found here.
Kip 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, additive manufacturing (3D printing), CAD/CAM/FEA, ERP and PLM systems.
Yuliya Mallon, Research Assistant, carries out in-depth topic research, manages the Group’s media and publications databases and provides proofreading.
Lynda Bedard, Business Manager, provides billing and accounting services.
Parker Group also works with a network of outside communications specialists with decades of collective experience working with business and technology publications. Our associates have served as writers and editors for leading trade and business technology media in a wide variety of engineering and manufacturing fields.