About Us, Just Once
One of the absolute nicest parts of my job is the people (you) that I
get to work for. The other is the people with whom I get to work every
day, and I’d like to focus here on our editorial team. USGlass magazine
strives very hard to be about both the business of glass and metal and
the glass and metal business. Our goal has been to create the magazine
of record for the entire industry and we have some very talented journalists
who help us do so.
Chief among them is our editor Megan Headley. Megan has a degree
in journalism and has been involved with the glass industry since 2004.
She has written a number of landmark articles and is also a familiar face
on our monthly video newscast at USGNN.com™. What you may not know about
Megan is that, in her spare time, she loves to knit and has created some
incredibly beautiful pieces of clothing art. I think it’s a great hobby
for her to have because she also “knits together” each issue into a creation
that is both of sturdy fabric and beautiful tapestry. Each issue, designed
to get you the information you need, is woven in a thoughtful and creative
manner by Megan.
Megan has lots of help with USGlass magazine, including from our contributing
editor Charles Cumpston, who has been involved with the glass industry
for 30 years. Charles and I have been around so long that we like to think
we can offer historical perspective, spot trends and handicap possible
effects because we have seen most of the cycles before. (Yet, just when
you think you have seen it all, you realize you haven’t.)
Ellen Rogers handles our decorative and architectural beats, and
has more than ten years in covering the industry, including a stint as
editor of USGlass magazine. If you get a chance to speak with her, you
will find out she loves the exquisite beauty of glass. You’ll also find
out she is a new mom, juggling work with son with teaching aerobics in
Our vice president of editorial services, Tara Taffera, is an award-winning
journalist who is involved in all our publications and deeply involved
in our sister publication Door & Window Manufacturer, for which she
also serves as editor/publisher. I think of Tara as one of the “wonder
women” of our staff because she also runs marathons, raises three daughters
all under the age of 12, has a beautiful vegetable garden, loves to cook
and creates homemade cards in her “spare time.” Together with Penny
Stacey and Katie Hodge, who work on our AGRR and Window Film
magazines, these fine people form our solid editorial staff.
This brings me to the newest addition to our staff, Sahely Mukerji,
who joined our staff on the first of this month. You may know Sahely from
her seven years at another publication. And as was the case with Charles
Cumpston, we like to think she saved the best for last and has found a
home with us. I know Sahely is an excellent writer and has a fine young
son, but I don’t know much about her hobbies and life yet. I look forward
to learning more about those over the next few months.
All of us will be at GlassBuild America in Atlanta next month, in and
around our booth, number 2411. Please stop by and see us. It will be an
honor to see you there.
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