Bob Vavra | Editor, Plant Engineering
Bob Vavra is editor of Plant Engineering magazine, part of CFE Media. His 40-year career in journalism and media includes
more than 25 years as a newspaper writer and editor in the Chicago area. Vavra has covered the retail petroleum, retail food,
and safety industries before joining Plant Engineering as editor in 2005. He is a graduate of Illinois State University, a loyal
White Sox fan, and has been a contestant on Jeopardy!
Mischa Wanek-Libman | Editor, Railway Track & Structures; Engineering Editor, Railway Age
As editor of Railway Track & Structures (RT&S) and engineering editor of Railway Age, Mischa Wanek-Libman reports on
the engineering, construction, and maintenance side of North America’s railroad industry. RT&S and Railway Age, along with
International Railway Journal, make up The Railway Group at Simmons-Boardman Publishing. Wanek-Libman joined RT&S as
assistant editor in 2001, before being named managing editor in 2008 and editor in 2010. She is originally from Grand Island,
Nebraska, and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and mass communication from Drake University in Des Moines,
Geoff Weisenberger | Senior Editor, Modern Steel Construction
Geoff Weisenberger is the senior editor of Modern Steel Construction, the monthly magazine of the American Institute
of Steel Construction. Weisenberger has also served as AISC’s director of sustainability. He has more than 15 years of
experience editing and writing for construction-related magazines and has written for various entertainment and cultural
publications, including the Chicago edition of Where.
Paul Wilkinson | Director and Blogger, pwcom.co.uk Ltd
Paul Wilkinson has been working in the construction industry, predominantly in marketing and public relations, since 1987,
with some of the sector’s best-known names in professional services and information technology. He is also a leading
authority on the use of construction collaboration technology platforms, software-as-a-service, and related developments in
fields such as building information management, mobile technologies, and social media.
Pamela Wolfe | Editor-in-Chief, World Water
Pamela Wolfe has been editor of international publications that specialize in water and environmental issues for more than
25 years. Currently, she is the editor-in-chief of World Water, World Water Chinese Edition, Water Reuse & Desalination, and
Stormwater Management, published by WEF Publishing U.K. Ltd., a U.K. subsidiary of the Water Environment Federation, a
U.S. technical and education organization. Wolfe manages content development and production for four publications and is a
frequent contributor of commentary articles, interviews, and features.