During this election season, we’ve all heard a lot of talk about “change.” It’s the favorite buzzword of just about every candidate’s campaign and seems to impart some magical meaning of its own. The problem is that no one is at all clear as to what kind of change they are advocating, planning to implement–or voting for, for that matter. Of course, the truth is that change is simply that–change. And it can be good or bad depending on what it actually involves and where you sit.

Here at CleanRooms, we’re experiencing change as well–the real kind, the kind you can identify. But what I want to talk about most is much more important than that–the things that aren’t changing, and won’t.

The most obvious change here at CleanRooms is our Publisher. After many years of dedicated service, Jim Enos will now be putting his talents and energy into a new career. It will certainly be a personal change for me not to have his tremendous enthusiasm, advice, and leadership but, at the same time, the total commitment to the contamination control industry and to the community of professionals that make it up, exemplified by CleanRooms under Jim’s direction, will not change in any way, shape or form. In fact, I am extremely proud to have been passed the responsibility of making sure of that.

Since first being introduced to the contamination control community some twelve years ago, I have never lost my appreciation for its vitality, dedication to excellence, and innovative spirit. Nor have I forgotten the fact that we’re also a tight-knit group very much based on personal relationships and trust as well as shared experiences, challenges, and objectives. This also will not change.

CleanRooms has always taken a leadership role in the industry, seeking out new technology developments and innovative implementations for our readers and identifying and targeting emerging business opportunities for our advertisers. This will not change either.

Going forward CleanRooms will also not change our philosophy of welcoming, listening to, and learning from the feedback and suggestions of you, our readers. This will always be a cornerstone of our business strategy.

We have a great many new and exciting plans for the year ahead and beyond. I look forward to both bringing them to you and working with you on them. In fact, this brings me to one final thing that will not change–how much fun I have being a part of this great industry.

I’m John Haystead and I not only approved this message, I wrote it myself.

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John Haystead,
Publisher & Editor