Meet the Team Behind Products Finishing Media
Todd is publisher of Products Finishing, Products Finishing Mexico and the VALVE Magazine brands, overseeing advertising sales and collaborating with each brand’s editorial teams on topics and content for multiple media platforms, including a print magazine along with all their digital channels, including both brand websites. Todd supervises each brand professional staff of editors, columnists and contributors and is responsible for the day-to-day business operation of the brand with the goal of maintaining our standards of excellent content for the surface technology sector and valve manufacturers. He also works extensively with industry trade organizations to articulate each brand’s value and vision and is responsible for developing and carrying out the brand’s long-term strategic plan.
Scott Francis is the editor of Products Finishing and served previously as a writing editor for CompositesWorld. He has also edited for Writer's Digest, HOW, Popular Woodworking and has authored books on a range of topics. He is the author of Monster Spotter's Guide to North America (HOW Books 2007) and co-author of The Unofficial Hobbit Handbook (Writer's Digest, 2012) and OMG! I Forgot the Card (HOW Books, 2014).
Scott has a bachelor’s degree in writing and editing and a minor in biology from Western Carolina University. PRESS KIT
Jann Bond is the managing editor of Products Finishing magazine and VALVE magazine and also serves as senior copy editor across several Gardner Business Media brands. She is a seasoned editor, having served Gardner’s brands for more than 30 years.
Sarah is the digital editor for Products Finishing and Plastics Technology, managing social media pages and other digital projects. As a former editor in Dayton, Ohio, Sarah comes to Gardner in 2021 with an eagerness to learn the industry. Sarah holds a B.A. in Communications/Media Studies from Wright State University.