Corporate and Editorial Staff

  • Patrick Bernardo

    Publisher & Owner
    Phone: 630-571-1067

    With nearly 30 years of media marketing and management, Patrick has experience in over 12 vertical industries, having lead and grown periodicals, live events, industry conferences and web portals. With an eye on enhancing the total client media experience and investment ROI, his considerable knowledge and proven ability to deliver client value is a defining hallmark.
  • Beth Gainer

    Associate Editor
    Phone: 630-571-1206

    Beth Gainer joined Metal Center News in Feb 2020 as an associate editor. She is a veteran journalist with experience at several trade magazines.

    To reach Beth with news items, product releases or other editorial reasons, feel free to call or send an email.

  • Dan Markham

    Senior Editor
    Phone: 630-572-0593

    Dan joined Metal Center News in 2005 as a senior editor. Previously he was a long-time writer and reporter, working 12 years at three Indiana newspapers. He also spent four years as a freelancer, writing for newspapers, magazines and books.
  • Brian Robbins | MidWest Materials

    Brian Robbins is the CEO of MidWest Materials Inc., a carbon flat-rolled steel service center based outside of Cleveland.  Brian is the third generation to lead the 68-year-old family-owned and operated service center, co-founded by his grandfather Joseph Koppelman, who passed away in 2012.
  • Cindy Lockman

    Production Manager
    Phone: 630-571-1067

    Cindy is Production Manager and Advertising Coordinator for Metal Center News. She is responsible for the ad materials and management of, our magazine's website.