January 3, 2005 - Charles Cumpston, the dean of all glass industry
magazine editors, has joined the staff of USGlass and AGRR magazines.
In his new role, Cumpston will serve as contributing editor to
USGlass, the country's largest and most popular glass magazine,
and will edit the award-winning Auto Glass Repair & Replacement
(AGRR) magazine, as well as write for the popular websites glassbytes.com
"We are beyond delighted to welcome Charles to our staff
as a full-time employee," said USGlass magazine editor Ellen
Giard Chilcoat. "His depth of experience will bring a unique
perspective to our readers-and our customers."
will celebrate his 25th anniversary as an industry editor this
year, having begun his career in the glass industry in 1980 at
Glass Digest, where he served until a few years before that magazine
folded. He had been working at Glass Magazine since 1999 until
he made the decision to come to USGlass."
"Charles and I have been trying to work together for a long
time," said publisher Deb Levy, "so I'm thrilled to
have him joining our team. We strive to provide accurate, unbiased
information of importance to our readers in all our publications
and look forward to having Charles join us in doing so."
"I've saved the best for last," joked Cumpston. "Deb
and I started out around the same time and I've watched her grow
her company into a glass industry powerhouse. I respect her commitment
to the industry and we share the same goal of helping to make
a better-informed, stronger glass industry. I admire what Key
Communications has become and want to be part of it. I'm pleased
to be working with a group of people that tell readers how it
is, without regard for political pressure or favoritism,"
"With the addition of Cumpston, our editorial team now has
more than 60 years of experience," said Giard Chilcoat. "I
believe the team of our next closest competitors has about 16
years experience, so there's a much greater depth of knowledge
you'll see in our pages than anywhere else," she said.
Cumpston begins work on January 3, 2005. He can be reached at
540-720-5584 ext. 153 or at email@example.com.