Ceramic Industry

INSIDE CI: Happy New Year!

January 1, 2011

I would like to introduce myself as the new publisher of Ceramic Industry. I'm looking forward to learning more about you and would like to tell you a little more about myself. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, I graduated from the University of Toledo with a bachelor's degree in communications. I currently live in Houston, Texas.

I've worked in the media industry for nine years and have been with CI for five years as the regional sales manger for the Midwest, Southwest, and West. I'm also proud to continue a ceramic tradition in my family: my grandfather, William J. Price, was a ceramic engineer.

CI is focused on bringing you information that will help your business succeed in 2011 and beyond. To that end, I believe it's important to hear about your challenges and successes, and I look forward to visiting you and meeting you at key industry tradeshows and seminars to better understand the industry.

I'm excited to announce that we're launching a new e-newsletter next month. The quarterly Advanced Ceramics & Glasses Digest e-newsletter will present a roundup of the latest technologies, news and issues related to the advanced ceramics and glasses sectors. To sign up for your free subscription, visit www.ceramicindustry.com and scroll down to eNewsletter Subscribe.

While you're on the website, I invite you to check out the digital edition of our January Materials Handbook issue. In addition to our exclusive annual materials reference guide and sourcebook, the digital edition features our popular annual "Raw & Manufactured Materials Overview" as a digital exclusive special section.

The rebounding economy should provide many new opportunities for our industry, and we at CI are optimistic for the future. Please feel free to contact me at (614) 554-0035 or vallancea@bnpmedia.com with your questions, comments or suggestions.