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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sahely Mukerji is the editor of AGRR magazine. Follow her on Twitter
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