Favorite quotes usually come from notable people like Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt or Winston Churchill, or someone who is a well-respected authority on worldly topics. So, leave it up to me, a car guy in every sense of the word, to pick a favorite quote from a car movie.
I’ve used this one before, just for fun as introduction to an article, but the accuracy of it is perhaps why it’s my favorite. “Everything changes, nothing stays the same,” said the character of Smitty in the 1980 hot-rodding movie Hollywood Knights.
The reason I like this quote so much is while it’s natural for anyone to resist change, it reminds us that change is going to happen no matter what, and we must expect it and embrace it as part of the life we live. Today, it has proven itself once again.
Jennifer Clements, the editor of TechShop magazine since the very first issue 22 years ago, has been promoted to leverage her industry expertise as group editor with our AutoSuccess and Professional Carwashing and Detailing brands. My first thoughts were how much we’re going to miss her as part of the TechShop team, with her leadership being reflected in our voice and relentless commitment to quality. But then, I reminded myself of my favorite quote and knew that just as this is a great opportunity for her to contribute to our other brands, we have an equal opportunity to prove that change only means it’s time to strengthen our resolve.
We didn’t have to look far. Already proven in the editorial circle of many of our other brands, Nadine Battah has been promoted to the new editor of TechShop. Demonstrating the same commitment to quality, leadership and work ethic that extends beyond just TechShop but through all our Babcox Media brands, Nadine will bring her skills to the table to ensure there’s not even the slightest hiccup in bringing you the industry’s most comprehensive equipment, tools and supplies information you’re used to.
Congratulations to both Jennifer and Nadine.
As for me? I’m not going anywhere. I’ll be hammering the keyboard as usual for TechShop and our other brands, to keep the content coming in my own unique style. We’ve also got new videos and podcasts in the pipeline, and I know Nadine is excited to help develop this new content. And, speaking of new, we’ve got a staff of some pretty sharp writers here, and we decided it’s the perfect time to bring some of their style to the magazine as well. Why not change things up?
Why is all this change happening? You already know from my favorite quote. But, we also know it happens because it’s a way to make things better. That has always been and will always be our goal with TechShop. We’ll never stop trying. In the meantime, I’ll leave you with another one of my favorite quotes: “To improve is to change; To be perfect is to change often.” -Winston Churchill.