Assistant Managing Editor
Miel joined Plastics News in January 2000, assuming the automotive and office-furniture beats. In 2014 she was promoted to news editor. In 2019 she was named Assistant Managing Editor. The 1984 graduate of Central Michigan University worked for 15 years as a daily newspaper reporter in Michigan, including the past 11 at the Saginaw News.
One of the stories we've been following at Plastics News is the work to mold millions of nasopharyngeal swabs for coronavirus testing. These long, flexible swabs are needed to reach the back of the nose or throat to gather samples and determine who has an active COVID-19 infection.
The favorite letter of the alphabet for industry right now may be V. As the North American economy makes its first slow, planned steps toward reopening nonessential manufacturing, the hope is that we'll see an economic rebound that climbs as quickly as it fell.