In addition to carrying out a complete redesign, publishers Mark Allen Group have also augmented the magazine’s frequency; following the first edition in November 2018 it will be issued on a monthly basis.
The changes are partly due to development within the professional engineering institution that saw the launch of a fourth professional sector, the Institute of Operations Engineers, as well as a desire to keep the brand current and relevant to its readership. The changes follow an extensive survey of members’ needs and wants for the publication that was conducted earlier this year, says Mark Allen Group.
Operations Engineer has a new look, but its scope is unchanged: it still covers the use, repair and inspection of fixed and mobile equipment across industry. However, its mission – to improve the efficiency, safety and environmental sustainability of such work – has been reinvigorated.
Bruce McGill, SOE chief executive officer, said: “Plant Engineer has been a trusted source of technical knowledge for many years, and Operations Engineer will carry forward that responsibility. At the same time, the rebrand and refresh will increase its appeal by ensuring relevance to all professionals working across the industries that SOE serves.”
Like sister title Transport Engineer, the magazine is published by MA Business, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mark Allen Group, on behalf of the SOE. Operations Engineer’s publisher is Jon Benson, commercial director is Craig Molloy, editor is Will Dalrymple and deputy editor is Adam Offord.