It is time again to recognize the dedication and exceptional services of an unusually large number of members of the Editorial team of the Journal. In the last several months, the six-year terms of ten Associate Editors have expired. I would like to take this opportunity, on behalf of the whole manufacturing community, to thank them for their outstanding work that has significantly contributed to the continuing growth of the Journal. Their bios appear below.
I would also like to introduce our new Journal Secretary, James (Jim) Herman, who has taken over from Mariela Huber effective September 1, 2009. Please welcome him to the team and approach him for help with any issues you face. Finally, we owe our gratitude to Mariela Huber who has managed to keep under control a very large number of demanding “customers” over the past three years.