Volume 11, Issue 4 - July/August 2007
In the Beginning …
Penny Stacey stands somewhere around five feet tall and, I’m guessing, probably wears a shoe size of around a five, maybe five and a half. However, as an editor? Her footprint is more like a size 15. Point being, I’ve got some big shoes to fill.
I’m excited about serving you as the editor of this publication. I’ve got my work cut out for me, because I’m by no means an expert, but I am a “believer.” You may have read a short article I contributed to the May-June issue, on page 22: “Desperate Housecalls – Making a Sale the First Time Out.” In it, I relayed my window film “conversion experience” and how Solar Film in Richmond, Va., made a sale on their first visit. By the way, if you did read it, my leather sofa is doing just fine. My sister, however, has a similar sofa but didn’t act as fast. She is now the not-so-proud owner of the world’s most expensive beef-jerky.
The American Dream
On page 8 guest columnist Nicholas Williams of Premier Window Tint and Graphics Inc. in Henderson, Nev., shares an overview of the tint industry—restaurant style. And don’t think you’ve seen the last of Penny Stacey. You will continue to find her immense knowledge in this publication, as she will occasionally write and continues to edit for the magazine, guiding this new, green editor along.
Speaking of green, I come to Window Film having served as an assistant editor primarily for the building and construction products industry (for Window Film’s sister publication, Shelter™ magazine) and I have to admit, I’m a little surprised at how infrequently the word “green” is mentioned in this industry. In the future, don’t be surprised to find this word more often, because, as I see it, the benefits of window film are right at home with the green movement and this is something worth highlighting.
Talk to Me
I think a good publication serves as a dialogue, not a monologue, so your thoughts and opinions are of great value to me. As I dive into this business and publication head-first, believe me, your phone may be the one ringing with my abundant questions on the other end. Otherwise … I’ll leave a message.
Drew Vass is the new editor of Window Film magazine.