We have enjoyed remarkable continuity here at the Engineered Systems virtual office. I’ll hit my 18-year mark with ES soon. A couple of our columnists were already here and doing their thing when I arrived. Our art director started at BNP Media about six months ahead of me, and our managing editor has been at the company a good while, too. So it’s unusual to announce a change at our publisher’s desk, where Mike Murphy is assuming the helm after 22 years of guidance from Peter Moran.
As such, we’d like to take a moment this month to thank Peter for his work at ES and nearly 30 years at BNP Media. ES wasn’t even monthly when it started, and during Peter’s tenure, it became a leading and profitable book in a competitive sector. The magazine business is not an easy one, and as you may have noticed, publishing in general has gotten a little more complicated over the course of the 21st century. (Along the way, he saw the front end of the incredible growth in the data center industry and also became the founding publisher of Mission Critical Magazine, which has grown in both success and frequency in its own lifetime.)