The way I look today, though the soul patch is now closer to a goatee.
Guy Crittenden, Editor of this publication, is leaving the company after 25 years working on both Solid Waste & Recycling magazine and HazMat Management magazine and their related websites, newsletters and conferences.
“It’s been a long and satisfying career, yet it’s time to move on,” says Crittenden. “I use the word ‘retirement’ only in the sense of retiring from the company that has published the magazines since they bought us in 2000. I plan to keep writing and pursue freelance opportunities, so don’t imagine me out golfing every day or anything like that!”
Crittenden joined with a small group of friends to launch HazMat Management magazine in 1989 in Toronto, Ontario. A few years later the partners published Solid Waste & Recycling magazine. In 2000 the partners were acquired by Business Information Group — the trade magazine division of conglomerate Hollinger that was later purchased by the current owner, Vancouver-based Glacier Media Group
During the course of his career, Crittenden won 14 Kenneth R. Wilson Awards for excellence in business journalism — more than any other person. These included the Gold and Silver prizes for Best Feature Article and also for Best Editorial. One year he won both the Gold and the Silver prize for Best Editorial.
Bruce Creighton (left), President of Business Information Group, presenting me with a KRW award for Best Editorial shortly before the company bought the magazines in 2000.
“I’m pleased to depart at a time when both products are financially healthy and on a growth trajectory as best-in-class information products in rapidly evolving markets,” Crittenden says, adding that what had been collection and disposal or end-of-pipe treatment industries when his career began have evolved into high-tech professionalized businesses.
“I’m also leaving the magazines in very competent hands,” Crittenden adds, referring to new Editor David Nesseth and long-time Publisher Brad O’Brien.
“And I plan to write for the magazines and websites from time to time, so I won’t be gone completely,” Crittenden says.