About Us

Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operation offers a from-the-field perspective in keeping manufacturing facility managers, engineering personnel and plant maintenance professionals up-to-date on new processes, technology and product information that impacts every facet of production efficiency.


With two daily e-mail newsletters and 10 annual print editions, IMPO is a leading voice in plant engineering, sustainability, and MRO. With coverage that ranges from on-site, best-practices articles to product updates to webinars and hourly postings for www.impomag.com, the property has been a pillar in the manufacturing community for over 70 years.


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Eric Wixom

Eric Wixom has over a decade of experience in business-to-business media. As the publisher, Eric facilitates the growth of publications like IMPO and its sister properties, which include leading brands like Manufacturing.net and Industrial Distribution.

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Jeff Reinke

Jeff Reinke is the editorial director of Advantage Business Media's Manufacturing Group and Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operation.  Jeff has worked with print and electronic media properties covering industrial operations, OEM product design, processing and transportation, as well as the medical marketplace. He has a B.A. in communications from UW-Whitewater.

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Anna Wells

Anna Wells is Executive Editor for Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operation and also oversees two of IMPO's sister publications -- Manufacturing Business Technology and Industrial Distribution. In addition to coordinating the development of content for all three properties, Anna writes articles about a number of topics, including distribution trends, the plant floor, and MRO issues. Anna holds a B.A. in English-Literature from UW-Madison.

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Tia Nowack

Tia Nowack is the Associate Editor for Industrial Maintenance and Plant Operation.  She writes articles on a variety of topics, including new technology,  energy and production efficiency, and manufacturing trends.  Tia holds a B.A. in Journalism and Environmental Studies from UW-Madison.