Dear Reader,

Though I come from the electrical world, and I've only had the opportunity to learn about the entertainment technology industry since ETS-LDI last November, a couple of things have quickly become clear. Entertainment Design, Lighting Dimensions, and ETS-LDI represent a fantastic franchise for this industry. Their longevity speaks volumes about what they provide to designers, technicians, distributors, and manufacturers in entertainment technology, and we are all committed to continuing and expanding that relationship.

Speaking of relationships, it's quickly become obvious to me that we have a great staff here of industry people who enjoy strong bonds with many of you in the industry. And because this is very much a people business, we'll continue to foster those relationships even as we bring in new voices and create new friendships along the way.

Despite the changes we've experienced here, I think you and I are both in good hands with David and his team. I look forward to working with this staff of talented individuals to improve these magazines as they address an ever-changing industry. And I also look forward to meeting all of you in the weeks and months ahead.