Shaver Returns to USGlass Editorial Staff

Award winning journalist Les Shaver has returned to work full time at Key Communications Inc., publisher of USGlass magazine. He will serve in the newly-created role of editorial director for most of the company's publications, including USGlass.

Shaver worked at Key Communications from 1997-2000, acting as assistant editor of USGlass during his time with the company. He also served at editor of AGRR magazine and editor of WINDOW FILM magazines during his tenure. He has continued writing as a contributing editor to both AGRR and WINDOW FILM since moving on to work for Army Times and the Special Libraries Association. He has been a senior editor at Hanley Wood publications for the past four years.

Shaver is a three-time recipient of ASBPE Awards for editorial quality and was twice a Jessie H. Neal National Business Journalism Award finalist.

"It's great to be back with the company that gave me my start," Shaver said.

"We are thrilled to have Les Shaver join our publications as editorial director. His vast amount of experience, including that in the industry, along with his award-winning writing capabilities, will be a tremendous asset to our organization," said Tara Taffera, vice president of editorial services at Key Communications Inc.

Shaver will provide overall editorial direction for all of Key's publications except its award-winning Door & Window Manufacturer (DWM) magazine, which Taffera herself directs. The move only continues to strengthen a company that already offers the most editorial depth in the industry.

"Both Debra Levy and Charles Cumpston each bring a 26-year perspective to the magazines on which they work," says Taffera, who herself has been with the organization for ten years. "Editor Ellen Giard has been with USGlass for eight years, while both Samantha Carpenter (editor of Shelter magazine) and Penny Stacey (editor of WINDOW FILM magazine) have been active in the industries they serve for more than five years. Our commitment to providing the highest quality, strong editorial content for our readers and advertisers is a top priority."

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