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Andy Pye joins Drives & Controls as consultant editor

08 April, 2020

We are pleased to announce that Andy Pye has joined Drives & Controls in the role of consultant editor. He will also be working on two other magazines published by DFA Media: Smart Machines & Factories and Plant & Works Engineering.

Andy will be known to many in the engineering and automation industry in the UK, and has edited many leading design and manufacturing titles over the past four decades. His most recent assignment was the launch of Controls, Drives and Automation, where he worked for the past eight years. Prior to that, Andy was a founder and shareholder in the start-up e-publishing business Pro-Talk, which launched in 1999 and was bought by Centaur Publishing in 2006.

Andy is a graduate material engineer and spent five years in engineering consultancy prior to joining the technical publishing industry in 1980 as deputy editor of Design Engineering.

Andy Pye: preparing for a post-pandemic future

“It is a pleasure to be joining DFA Media at a challenging time for us all,” says Andy. “I am really looking forward to working with Drives & Controls’ editor Tony Sacks and all of his colleagues. We are discussing some exciting projects for the future to take the business forward, in preparation for a post-pandemic future. I wish the families of all of my friends and colleagues in publishing and in the wider manufacturing community safe passage at this difficult time.”

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