This month marks my 21st anniversary with Stone World — how fast the time goes by! And while many aspects of the industry — and even systems for publishing a magazine have changed — it is comforting that many things have also stayed the same.
For starters, I am fortunate to have met many good people in the industry throughout my years here, and I can honestly call a lot of them my friends. What’s particularly fun is I have the opportunity to see them all over the world — whether it be at a trade show here in the U.S or in Italy or China. As an editor of Stone World, I have had the opportunity to participate in group tours with architects, fabricators and distributors — visiting quarries and stone-processing plants worldwide. When spending a week closely tied to people on buses and sharing meals, you are bound to build personal relationships which last.