I was sad to hear that Tim Fryer is leaving the world of electronics journalism for an internal promotion within IML. In his new role, Tim will be responsible for the Premises & Facilities Management group of products. It’s always disappointing to lose an editor to another industry, but on the other hand it’s great that the contribution of someone like Tim is recognised and rewarded.
I spoke to an enthusiastic and upbeat Neil Whitaker, publisher of EPD, and he saw the move as a opportunity for EPD to increase its depth of technical coverage. Neil was confident that the transition would be smooth, with Paul Wolfe well-equipped to “hold the fort”, and he was clearly excited at the opportunity to “hire a technical editor who can really talk the talk.” Any engineers or journalists interested in the role should contact Neil directly.
The world of electronics publishing is tough, and it’s great to see IML committing to hiring an editor with real quality and expertise. I think that the right person will have a good platform to build on: EPD’s eLegacy awards and the weekly “Tim’s World” leaders that set the EPD newsletter apart from others are two examples of successful IML innovations. All publishers would love the opportunity to hire an editor that is not only a technical expert, but also someone who will try new ideas: I really hope that IML can take advantage of this opportunity to hire such a person.