About Us

For more than 60 years, PD&D has provided design engineers with the information they need to be successful. Our readers have come to depend on the information presented, not only to stay abreast of all the developments important to their work, but also as a primary resource when selecting components for specific design challenges.

PD&D’s mission is to furnish comprehensive coverage of new technologies, trends, systems, materials and components that design engineers require in order to assemble their build lists, complete their design projects and reach production more quickly.

Product-focused content, a condensed informational format and a unique data delivery scheme are all by-products of our readers’ need to streamline time-to-market processes in terms of both time and money.

PD&D delivers product, technology, and application information for both industrial, and consumer applications.

PD&D is designed to include a wide range of information in an easy-to-use, quick and hard-hitting format that allows the busy design engineer to view, read, select, and move forward.

medium portrait David Mantey

David Mantey

David Mantey is the Editorial Director of the design group. In addition to creating and coordinating content for these properties, David writes articles about a number of topics, including critical issues for OEM design engineers, new product developments, and component, system, and applications solutions. He has a B.A. in English and Professional Writing from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse.

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Melissa Fassbender

Melissa Fassbender is the Editor for Product Design & Development. She graduated from the University of St. Thomas where she studied English and German Literature and received a B.A. in Literary Studies, with a minor in Communications and Journalism.