From the Publisher: Timing is Everything

September 1, 2008
Michael J. Tessalone

The Application Notebook

The Application Notebook, The Application Notebook-09-01-2008, Volume 0, Issue 0

They say that timing is everything, and though this saying may have originally been applied to Broadway and Vaudeville in the early twentieth century, it is just as true when it comes to the field of modern-day separation science. For this September issue of The Application Notebook should be reaching our audience of analytical chemists, lab managers, and other industry professionals just as the busiest time of the year ramps up in the world of chromatography.

They say that timing is everything, and though this saying may have originally been applied to Broadway and Vaudeville in the early twentieth century, it is just as true when it comes to the field of modern-day separation science. For this September issue of The Application Notebook should be reaching our audience of analytical chemists, lab managers, and other industry professionals just as the busiest time of the year ramps up in the world of chromatography.

Michael J. Tessalone

The fall will see a spate of conferences and symposia taking place in locations from Somerset, New Jersey to Switzerland to just about everywhere in between. And it is about this time that LCGC will be ramping up its preparations for the annual LCGC Awards for Lifetime Achievement and Emerging Leader. Like last year, this year's awards will be run by a panel of respected experts from around the industry and will involve a thorough nominating process in order to get the most qualified candidates involved. The winners will again be announced at an event held during Pittcon 2009, and after last year's success, we are all very much looking forward to this year's edition. Look for more information on these awards to arrive in your inboxes and mailboxes in the coming months, and we hope as many of our readers as possible will participate in the nomination process and in the voting.

In the meantime, we would also like to take this opportunity to introduce the newest member of our sales team, Stephanie Shaffer. Stephanie has many years of experience in this field and will be a great asset to LCGC and Spectroscopy as well. Her contact information can be found in the masthead along with our own, and we encourage you to contact any one of us with any questions you might have. Information about submitting materials for the February 2009 edition of this series can be found on page 91, and as always, please enjoy the issue.

Michael J. Tessalone

Group Publisher

MTessalone@advanstar.com