Editor's Memo: Happy Birthday to Us!
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Here at ASI, we are celebrating our 20th anniversary in 2013, and we’re thrilled to be entering our third decade of providing you with the high-quality information you need to succeed in your business. Publishing has changed a lot over the years, and ASI has been happy to evolve with the times. In addition to our monthly printed magazine, we also now offer a monthly digital edition; a user-friendly website that features new content every day; ASI E-News, our free twice-weekly e-newsletter; and the latest multimedia offerings such as podcasts and photo slideshows. We’ve also embraced social media, with a popular and active LinkedIn group, as well as a Twitter feed and a Facebook page. Thanks to everyone who has joined our ever-growing community! To join, simply visit www.adhesivesmag.com/connect.
Dave Dunn, president of FLD Enterprises and the author of our popular monthly “Ask Dr. Dave” column, spoke with me recently about the last two decades of industry progress. Please visit the ASI website at www.adhesivesmag.com to listen to the podcast of our conversation. Dave discusses many of the changes the industry has undergone, as well as significant challenges, technological innovations, burgeoning applications and trends for the future.
I also recently had the opportunity to speak with Rusty Thompson, president of Evans Adhesive, who begins his term as chairman of the Adhesive and Sealant Council, Inc. (ASC) this month. “Actively participating in ASC’s conventions, short courses and volunteering to guide the council allows me to explore new ideas, different perspectives, and truly get to know these leaders,” he says. Read the article in this issue to learn more about the ASC’s plans for 2013. Our conversation is also available as a podcast on the ASI website. Be sure to listen, as Rusty shares some additional information regarding the ASC’s ongoing sustainability efforts.
As you’ve probably noticed, we’ve launched a redesign of the magazine in celebration of our 20th anniversary. You’ll see a completely updated logo, along with new layouts for each section of the magazine. Our hope is that the new design will improve your reading experience through even more attractive articles, clean lines and easy-to-read charts/graphs.
We’d love to hear your feedback on the redesign. Please feel free to contact me at (330) 336-4098 or firstname.lastname@example.org with your comments and suggestions. And thank you for a wonderful 20 years. We look forward to what the future will bring!