Volume 14, Issue 2 - March/April 2012

Field of Vision
from the editor

 

New Kid in Town
by Sahely Mukerji

Top of the day to you, dear readers. Let me take this opportunity to introduce myself and tell you a little about where I come from: I am the new editor of AGRR™ magazine, filling the very big shoes of Penny Stacey. I have been working in the glass and glazing industry since the summer of 2004, and it just so happens that one of the first shows I covered was an auto glass show back in 2005.

Over the years, I have worked closely with industry veteran Leo Cyr, and also indirectly with a number of industry experts, including Bob Beranek of Automotive Glass Consultants Inc., Gilbert Gutierrez of Equalizer and Carl Tompkins of Sika Corp.

The one thing that Cyr could not talk or write enough about was the importance of safety and certification for auto glass technicians. Serendipitously, as I take the helm of AGRR, the issue I open with focuses on safety. Please take a minute to read the article on certification on page 20, and let me know your take on what I did right/what I missed.

“Even though issues have changed hands and a few people have retired or moved on, the focus and the first priority of the industry remains the same: safety.”

As I interviewed and wrote the article, I realized that not a whole lot has changed since 2004. Even though issues have changed hands and a few people have retired or moved on, the focus and the first priority of the industry remains the same: safety. Unfortunately, though, the number of certified technicians is still modest, at best.

As I learn the ropes at AGRR magazine, I take comfort in the fact that I’m familiar with the primary issues of the industry. I will rely on your help to teach me the nitty-gritties as I move along and make this magazine a fantastic tool for your trade.

I look forward to working with you all. Please don’t hesitate to call/write me: 540/720-5584, ext. 194, smukerji@glass.com.

Sahely Mukerji is the editor of AGRR magazine. Follow her on Twitter @agrrmagazine, read her blog at http://fortherecord.agrrmag.com/, and like AGRR magazine on Facebook to receive the latest updates.


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