Award-winning journalist Ellen Rogers has been appointed Editorial/Content Director for KMR. She manages the direction and delivery of content for all areas of the KMR industry, including automotive glass repair and replacement (AGRR) magazine, USGlass magazine, Window Film magazine and Door & Window Market magazine. Each sector includes print and digital publications, electronic newsletters and live events, among other offerings.
Rogers has worked for KMR since 2000, when she started as associate editor for USGlass magazine and became the editor of USGlass magazine, the largest glass magazine in the world and the only monthly glass magazine in North America. It is the only North American industry publication verified by an independent circulation verification firm.
“It’s an absolute honor, and I’m thrilled to continue to serve this industry in a new role,” Rogers said. “Over the past 20+ years, I’ve seen how the world of magazines has evolved. We have so many opportunities ahead of us for new developments and innovations that will allow us to continue to serve our audience with timely and important content across many different platforms. This is just the beginning, and I look forward to this next chapter.
In 2022, Rogers’ work received the prestigious Neal Award in the Best Technical/Scientific Content category for his paper “Less Than Zero: Driving Down Carbon Emissions in Architectural Facades”. The SIIA Jesse H. Neal Awards are given annually and are considered the Pulitzer Prize for business-to-business journalism.
“I am thrilled to welcome Ellen to her new role. She is doing great things for the industries that KMR has served for many years, and she will continue to do so in the future,” said Debra Levy, CEO of KMR. “You will see several innovative initiatives from KMR over the next 12 months, and Ellen will be a significant force in that growth.”
Rogers succeeds former editorial director Tara Taffera who left to work in another industry in August.
“Our company has been fortunate to work with many talented people over the years. We look forward to Ellen’s continued contributions to the industries we serve and the bright future ahead of us,” says Levy.