July was a good month here at Flow Control, as we welcomed our new managing editor, Amy W. Richardson, and we received word that we won two prestigious publishing awards for
our editorial and design efforts in 2010.

Amy W. Richardson

Amy comes to Flow Control with a strong background in newspaper and magazine publishing. She has more than seven years experience in publishing and communications, working in both print and online environments. Amy earned her bachelor’s degree in communication studies from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) where she served as features editor of the college newspaper and was honored as “Outstanding Student in Journalism.”

Now, with Amy on board, I look forward to taking on my new role as executive director of content to help Flow Control grow its print, digital and online offerings going forward. Here at Flow Control, we are really happy to have Amy on our team, and we look forward to working with her to continue to make Flow Control the most valuable resource it can be for professionals involved with fluid handling applications.

If you would like to send Amy a note of introduction and/or wish her well, you can reach her at ARichardson@GrandViewMedia.com or 205.981.5111.

Flow Control Honored for Editorial & Design Excellence
On another note, Flow Control is pleased to announce that it won an “Award of Excellence” in the “Magazine Series”
category of the 2011 APEX Awards, as well as an “Honorable Mention” in the “Front Cover, Digital Imagery” category in the Trade Association Business Publication International’s 2011 Tabbie Awards program. The APEX award recognized Flow Control’s six-part feature on Pumping Systems Optimization, which was published between June 2010 and Jan. 2011, while the Tabbie Award recognized the cover concept for Flow Control’s Oct. 2010 print issue.

I congratulate the entire Flow Control team for their award-winning efforts. In particular, I congratulate Julie Flynn, our art director, for her efforts to make us all look good. She has a knack for developing visually appealing cover designs that look great and effectively communicate the message of the cover story.

Flow Control has been recognized in the APEX Awards competition several times in recent years, including 2010 “Technical Writing” for its July 2009 “Spilled Ink” cover story, 2009 “Best Cover” for its March 2009 “In Boom” cover concept, 2008 “Editorial & Advocacy Writing” for its “How Clean Can Clean Coal Be?” editor’s letter, and 2006 “Best Cover” for its “Ant Man” cover concept. Flow Control was also recognized in the 2006 Tabbie Awards program for the “Ant Man” cover concept.

– Matt Migliore, Executive Director of Content