But here I am. I hope you'll welcome me as SNIPS new editor. Some of you may already know me from talking on the phone or we may have met at a trade show. And those of you whom I haven't met, please feel free to call and introduce yourself. One thing I've always liked about SNIPS is that it's a people-oriented publication. Sure, we write about what companies are doing or about this or that project, but it always comes back to people: How did this contractor feel about working on the biggest project in the state in 10 years? It's something I think sets this magazine apart and something I plan to continue.
When Ed Bas hired me, he told me to think of SNIPS as a sort of community newspaper for the sheet metal industry, the type of publication where you would look to see your neighbor's name or picture in print. That was good advice and is something I've thought of often.