Window Film 101October 8th, 2009 by Editor
Starting a new job is a lot like starting a new school. You’re probably a little bit nervous, you don’t really know anyone and you’re not sure what to expect or where the day will take you. That’s kind of how I feel these days, as I’m, more or less, the new kid in class when it comes to the school of window film. I recently took over the daily editorial responsibilities for Window Film magazine and while I’m excited to learn more about this industry, I’m also a bit nervous. After all, you don’t know me and I don’t know you-yet anyway.
So what better way for us to get to know each other than for me to tell you a bit about myself. While I may be fairly new to window film, my ties to the glass industry go back ten years, as I’ve actually served previously as the editor of our sister magazine, USGlass, which some of you may also be familiar with. I also did a couple of articles for Window Film, but again, that was also going on ten years ago, so I’m a bit rusty on the subject.
While I am full of glass and glazing knowledge, I admit that my window film education has been somewhat limited. However, I am eager and ready to start learning all about this industry, and I’m hoping to talk to and meet as many readers as I can. While I’ve already had the chance to chat with a few folks over the phone, I am looking forward to meeting lots more in a couple of weeks at the SEMA show in Las Vegas. I have heard great things about this event and am excited to check it out first hand.
To those of you who are SEMA regulars, give it to me straight: what should I expect out of this monster of a show? Why do you attend and what do you take away? What’s the best part? The worst? Anything you think I need to know, I’d love to hear from you.