Editors’ Note: Farewell to Geoff
Twenty years ago, Michael Bryant and Geoff Hodgkinson sat in a pub and, on the back of a cocktail napkin, scribbled the plans for a new newsletter to share the news about PROFIBUS, the new fieldbus. The newsletter became PFOFINEWS. It was printed and mailed. (How quaint that seems now.) We celebrated that a bit when Issue 100 was published. Geoff has been the editor for every issue. More recently, since March 2005, Geoff also began editing PROFINEWS North American Edition starting with its inaugural issue.
Through the years the content increased, PROFINET arrived, the frequency increased, and printing gave way to electronic publication. Now Geoff has decided to set aside the green editor’s eyeshade and leave the editing to a new generation. We will miss him. Through the years, he has not just been an editor, he’s been a writer, reporter, photographer, videographer, marketer, confidante, and friend.
Enjoy whatever comes next, Geoff!