David Mantey is the editorial director of Advantage Business Media’s Design Engineering Group. He is responsible for helping create and coordinate print, digital, and multimedia content across the group’s portfolio. He is a frequent host of the live roundtable discussion series, Engineering Live, as well as the co-host of the weekly web series, Engineering Newswire, which covers disruptive technology in the design engineering space.
He writes about design engineering, particularly 3D printing, new product development, as well as counterfeit components and electronic component distribution. He has a B.A. in English and Professional Writing from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. He enjoys black coffee, water, milk, and gin—and sees all other beverages as a waste of time and palate.