About Us

About OEM
OEM offers information of interest for machine builders, reporting on the latest technologies, products and business topics. OEM explores applications, controls and components, and best practices that packaging and food processing OEMs need to stay ahead. It is also the official publication for PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.


Jim Chrzan, Publisher
Phone: 847-830-2915
As Publisher of OEM, Jim leads the charge in growing PMMI's association publication. He has been instrumental in defining the scope of the magazine, ensuring an optimum mix of association news for PMMI members, as well as industry content for OEM's broader packaging and processing machine building community. Jim is also PMMI Media Group’s VP of Content and Brand Development.

Editorial Staff

Stephanie Neil, Editor in Chief
Phone: 781-378-1652
Stephanie Neil has been reporting on business and technology for over 20 years and was named Editor in Chief of OEM in 2018. She joined PMMI Media Group's Automation World in 2015, where she contributes as Senior Editor. Earlier in her career, she was Senior Editor at Thomas Publishing's Managing Automation and a community manager for Manufacturing-Executive.com. Stephanie has a wealth of knowledge in CPG, food and beverage, and pharmaceutical manufacturing technologies and covers engineering, trends, workforce development and more.

Natalie Craig, Managing Editor
Phone: 312-205-7917
A member of the OEM editorial team since 2015, Natalie Craig was named Managing Editor in 2018. Her journalism career began when she was the managing editor of the Columbia Chronicle, which was named the "No. 1 non-daily college newspaper in the nation" during her tenure. After graduating from Columbia College with a BA in multimedia journalism, Natalie worked in Chicago's bustling tech startup scene and launched her own blog. She enjoys covering new technology and its effect on machine builders, as well as workforce development and culture issues.

Sean Riley, Contributing Editor
Phone: 571-612-3200
A regular contributor to OEM magazine, Sean Riley is PMMI's Senior Director, Media and Industry Communications. He was Editor in Chief for Packaging Machinery Technology magazine for nearly a decade and has over 20 years of experience working with and as a member of the packaging and processing media.

PMMI Media Group Alignment

Jim Chrzan, VP of Content and Brand Development
Phone: 847-830-2915
Jim Chrzan's over 25 years of business media experience includes sales, communications, audience development and executive management positions. As PMMI Media Group's VP of Content and Brand Development, Jim oversees editorial direction for all titles, as well as content alignment between PMMI Media Group and PMMI, ensuring that material produced by either entity is promoted and published efficiently. Jim is also a frequent speaker at industry events aligned with PMMI member interests.

Aaron Hand, Editor at Large
Phone: 312-488-3392
Aaron Hand has nearly three decades of experience in B to B publishing, and was most recently Executive Editor for Automation World, a position he held since 2013, where he focused on the continuous process industries. In his new role as Editor at Large for PMMI Media Group, Aaron will report on a wide variety of industry developments including advancements in packaging for consumer products and pharmaceuticals, food and beverage processing and industrial automation. Aaron holds a B.A. in Journalism from Indiana University and an M.S. in Journalism from the University of Illinois.

Kim Overstreet, Content Strategist, Alignment
Phone: 312-222-1010 x.1607
As a Content Strategist, Kim Overstreet disseminates PMMI Business Intelligence content to Packaging World, Healthcare Packaging, Automation World, ProFood World and OEM. She also covers packaging conferences for PMMI Media Group and enjoys reporting on current trends in the industry. Kim has been with PMMI Media Group since 2013 and has a master's degree in journalism from Drake University.

PMMI Media Group
PMMI Media Group is a market-leading business media company that produces information for packaging, processing and automation professionals, bringing together solution providers and end users and facilitating connectivity throughout the supply chain. Its world class media brands—Packaging World, Automation World, Healthcare Packaging, Contract Packaging, OEM, ProFood World and Mundo PMMI—are proven leaders in covering this diverse and dynamic marketplace, and its digital products incorporate leading edge media technologies to deliver informed, actionable business intelligence to the industry. To learn more visit PMMI Media Group.

PMMI Media Group is a division of PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, a trade association representing more than 850 companies that provide a full range of processing and packaging machinery, materials, components and containers. PMMI actively brings buyers and sellers together through initiatives such as Packexpo.com, educational programs and world-class events, connecting participants in the processing and packaging supply chain with their customers around the world. PMMI produces the PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows. Learn more at PMMI.