My thanks to all the folks with whom I’ve worked in 2018

As the year comes to a close, I’d like to thank all of the people and companies for whom I (and have had the privilege of working in 2018. First is my bud, Barry Campbell @AquathermBarry from, as well as my fellow magazine refugee, Ron Rajecki. I’d put Ron’s Twitter handle here but he hasn’t tweeted since 2014. Such a print guy. Barry has always been a good friend and if you can catch him when he isn’t up to his ass in alligators, he’s great to have a beer with.

Then there’s TMB Publishing and my old colleague Steve Smith @s_r_t_smith. For the story that I wrote for Steve, I had the privilege of talking with two really smart guys, the legendary Robert Bean @healthyheating, and the inventor of the smart thermostat, Stuart Lombard, @stu_lombard from

I have to thank Charlotte Perham from PHCC-National Association, and also Executive Vice President Michael Copp @MichaelCopp27 for suggesting me for work on projects for the association. Plumbing contractors don’t have a bigger advocate than PHCC-National Association and Michael has really put his stamp on the organization. I don’t think I’ve ever seen the association so energized.

Many thanks to Sally Boyer and NIBCO, makers of fine, behind-the-wall plumbing products. I’m looking forward to working with Sally much more in 2019.

My thanks also to two new clients, The Chemours Co., makers of Opteon™ HFO refrigerants, and the marketing folks at Informa Engage Thank you, Jess Rader. Here’s to a prosperous 2019.

I’d also like to thank two friends and mentors, John Vastyan, Common Ground, and Jim Nowakowski, They always give good advice. I also have to thank Jim for pitching my services to potential customers. He should be my agent. You can’t ask for anything more.

2018 has been interesting, to say the least. I’m looking forward to what 2019 has in store.

1 Comment on My thanks to all the folks with whom I’ve worked in 2018

  1. Way to go Bob, and Best of Success in the year ahead!

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