About Us

Medical Design Technology (MDT) covers the new products, services, and technologies that are available to the designers and manufacturers of medical devices. Through the print magazine that is published nine times a year, including an annual Buyers' Guide, and this comprehensive website that offers a "community-based" approach to information sharing, MDT keeps the medical device manufacturing industry up to date with the latest developments in this growing and increasingly competitive field.


The print publication reaches 36,000 design engineers, managers, R&D professionals, and other important members of the industry, each qualified by job function, business, and industry. The website expands on that group to offer content and value to any member of the medical device design/manufacturing industry.

MDT debuted in 1997 and has been in publication and online since, serving the industry first as a product tabloid and then transitioning to offer a more complete editorial offering as it stands today.


medium portraitGeorge Fox

George Fox

As Group Publisher, George Fox provides strategic direction for MDT. While managing the direction of his other brands, George has closely followed the electronic migration of medical devices as more of them are developed with electronic components. George attended Purdue University, where he received his Bachelor's of Science.

medium portrait Tim Owczarzak

Tim Owczarzak

As Publisher, Tim works closely on all facets of the MDT brand, including strategic vision and new product development. He has more than 24 years experience in business-to-business publishing and holds a BA in Marketing from Ohio University. Tim is also a Certified Business Communicator through the Business Marketing Association. He serves as the West Coast sales represtitive for MDT

 Beth Campbell

Beth Campbell

Beth Campbell, Editorial Director of the Design Engineering Group, joined ABM in September 2013 after two decades of strategic and operations experience at Thomson, Standard & Poor’s and Reuters as an SVP and Global Editor-in-chief.  Beth understands the competitive challenges facing a dynamic team of print and digital journalists to deliver unique insight to readers.  First a journalist and storyteller, Beth is always looking for feedback to better serve the design engineering community. She has a B.A. in French and a B.A. in Journalism from Penn State.

medium portrait David Mantey

David Mantey

David Mantey is Executive Editor of Product Design & Development, Medical Device Technology, and Wireless Design & Development. 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.

medium portraitSean Fenske

Sean Fenske

Sean Fenske has been serving as the Editor-in-Chief of MDT since 1999. He is responsible for the editorial content of all areas of the brand, from the print magazine to the website to newsletters and webcasts. Sean also served as Editor-in-Chief of Surgical Products magazine for two years and has contributed to ECN & WDD magazines. He has a BA in English from Kean University.

medium portrait Melissa Barnes

Melissa Barnes

Melissa Barnes is an associate editor for Medical Design Technology. She also works for ECN, Product Design & Development, and Wireless Design & Development. Melissa creates daily digital news content for the design group’s publications, including the Design Engineering Daily Asian newsletters, Engineering Update web series, articles, product releases, and blogs. She also writes MDT’s Applying Tech column, featured articles, and other print content. Melissa attended the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Minnesota State University—Moorhead, and St. Cloud State University where she received a B.A. in English and Art History as well as an M.A. in English.

medium portrait Melissa Fassbender

Melissa Fassbender

Melissa Fassbender is an Associate Editor for Product Design & Development and Medical Design Technology. 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.

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