SOURCE: Knovel


February 06, 2012 09:00 ET

Renowned Engineering Experts Join Knovel's Editorial Advisory Board

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Feb 6, 2012) - Knovel, the leading provider of a Web-based application integrating technical information with analytical and search tools, today announced the addition of James G. Bralla and David W. Spitzer to the company's Editorial Advisory Board.

Launched in 2009 to inform the development and prioritization of Knovel's ongoing additions of content and editorial features, Knovel's Editorial Advisory Board is a checkpoint in the company's product development process. The Board is comprised of industry experts with deep engineering experience and the vision to keep a step ahead of trends.

"Impactful, trustworthy and interactive content is the foundation of our business," says Meagan Cooke, Knovel's director of content strategy. "Our Editorial Advisory Board plays a critical role in ensuring that we provide the content that engineers will value. The Board helps us to identify and prioritize new content initiatives and opportunities, and they keep us informed of trends in their industries. Working with them is one way we ensure that the quality of all Knovel content remains the best in the industry."

Both advisory board members have long tenures in industry and content development experience. Bralla is the author or editor of several renowned titles including Handbook of Manufacturing Processes, Design for Manufacturability (2007) and Design for Excellence (1996). He was vice president of operations, now retired, at Alpha Metals, Inc.

Spitzer has worked for over 35 years in many facets of instrumentation, process control, flow measurement, electrical and utility engineering. He is currently on the editorial advisory boards of Intech and Flow Control magazines and serves on various ASME committees for the measurement of fluid flow. He is the author or editor of several textbooks, including Industrial Flow Measurement - 3rd Edition (2007), Variable Speed Drives: Principles and Applications for Energy Cost Savings - 3rd Edition (2004), and Flow Measurement - 2nd Edition (2001). A recipient of many industry awards, Spitzer is a Fellow of International Society of Automation (ISA).

About Knovel
Knovel provides a Web-based application integrating technical information with analytical and search tools to drive innovation and deliver answers engineers can trust. Knovel users include thousands of engineers and applied scientists worldwide. Knovel has more than 700 customers worldwide including 74 of the Fortune 500 companies and more than 300 leading universities. Founded in 2000, Knovel is a private company headquartered in New York City. For more information, visit or call (866) 240-8174.

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