A Good Run – Parting shot for PEM magazine
PEM’s parent company, Annex Business Media, acquired several industrial publications earlier this year. The growth has meant realignment for some of our publications and marks the end of an era for PEM. In the New Year, PEM will merge with our sister publication and will operate under the MRO masthead, which has covered the world of maintenance for more than three decades. Our alignment will create a much stronger offering – built on the strengths of both publications.
Looking back, our guiding rule has always been to serve our readers. Our focus on providing useful information to industrial maintenance managers, plant and operations managers and physical asset managers is unwavering. PEM’s reach, now at its peak, reaches more than 18,400 print readers and 22,000+ e-readers.
With purposefully selected articles, our content over the years reach a cross section of the industry – from food & beverage, pulp & paper and wastewater management, to uranium and ammunitions plants. And, despite reporting within defined constraints in some instances (some plants and facilities require that media sign privacy agreements), our firsthand knowledge of what happens behind the scenes ensures our authenticity and ability to confirm best – and worst – industry practices.
There are some long-time contributors we owe a big debt of gratitude to for helping us achieve our milestones and for ensuring our commitment to bringing knowledge from the best minds in industry directly to our readers. I would also like to say a heartfelt thank you to PEM subscribers for the passion they demonstrate in their work and for giving us a reader advantage. As the editor, my job over the past two years has taken me to many places, but I most treasure the lessons I learn from the industry.
There are a number of benefits to developing a refreshed publication, and I believe there are greater strengths and opportunities to be harnessed. As a newly amalgamated group we share a few traits – we are devoted to quality editorial content, a passion for the industry and a deep and enduring respect for those who are engaged in it. The change to our new format leaves us well positioned to meet the evolving needs of our audiences and industry partners.
I am delighted to report that I will be taking the reins of the new publication, and I invite you to join us on the next leg of our journey.
P.S. Look forward to receiving Machinery and Equipment MRO in its new format in 2016. Subscribe to MRO at www.mromagazine.com/subscribe.