We have praised and recommended Andrew Bond’s Industrial Automation Insider over the years and have used some of his material in this blog and in Read-out, our print publication. It is typical of the man to arrange for a competent takeover of his publication to an almost equally well known journalist in Britain in the person of Nick Denbow.
I have known Andrew for many years now and have the greatest respect for him as a person and for his knowledge and expertese in the business. He is a guy who always knows the pertinent question to ask and equally he is unafraid to say things as he sees them.
We wish him well in his future ventures.
He sent this valedictore statement to his many subscribers.
“After nearly 14 years as Editor of Industrial Automation INSIDER, the first four under its original title of SCADA Insider, and more than 11 as owner and publisher, I am passing over both the editorship and ownership of the title and its associated web site to Nick Denbow with effect from the September 2010 issue. Nick takes over complete responsibility for the editorial content, production and distribution of the title and fulfilment of existing subscriptions with immediate effect, although I will continue to provide advice and some editorial input on a consultancy basis.
“Nick, like me, is a Cambridge University engineering graduate and also, unlike me, a Chartered Engineer and a member of the Institute of Measurement and Control. He also, again unlike me, brings the benefit of 25 years of actual practical experience in the industry, notably with Bestobell Mobrey and Platon, to INSIDER as well as more recent experience in marketing, PR and as the founder editor of the pioneering ProcessingTalk web site.
“To ensure continuity Nick has since January of this year been playing an increasing role, both contributing editorially and representing us at a wide range of industry events. As a result I am confident that he will not just maintain but enhance the quality and breadth of coverage to which INSIDER subscribers have become accustomed.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank subscribers for their generous support over the years and, in some cases, since the very first issue in January 1997, and urge them to show the same level of support and encouragement to Nick in the coming months and years.”
We have also known Nick Denbow for many years and as Andrew says above he has the experience and knowledge of the industry with the added bonus of actual practical experience in handling hardware with Bestobell and Platon. His groundbreaking work with Processing Talk made his name almost universally known in the virtual world of social media.
We wish him well in this new responsibility and look forward to continued incisive analysis of the automation industry both in Great Britain and throughout the world.