I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to our readers and partners that may not know me. My name is Janelle Minghine, and I have recently taken on a new role as the publisher of Stone World. I started my career on Stone World back in 1997 as production manager and moved into the role of advertising sales manager in 2001. I was named associate publisher in 2014. Throughout my years at BNP Media, I have learned so much about the stone industry and thoroughly enjoyed the relationships and friends I have made.  

Over the past few years, Stone World has made a huge digital transformation. We are no longer just a magazine you receive in your mailbox. We have transitioned to 100% digital deliverables that include everything from our eMagazine to eblasts, enewsletters, our website, social media, podcasts, videos and much more. This transition has allowed us to bring our pages to life through animation, audio and videos. This digital transformation has brought about a great deal of change and has been so exciting. I look forward to continuing to evolve, grow and improve.

I am honored to be tasked with continuing the tradition of education and service that Stone World has provided our industry for so many years. Our team will never lose focus of our primary goal, to provide timely and relevant information to our audience -- information that will enable them to run their business more efficiently, which in turn helps the entire industry grow.

I would like to encourage you to reach out to me. I am very excited about my new role and I’d love to hear from you about topics of interest along with your challenges and success stories.  Together, we can continue to drive the industry forward and find new opportunities for learning and growth.

Janelle Minghine, Group Publisher