Award-winning journalist Ellen Rogers has been named editorial/content director for KMR. She handles the content direction and delivery for all KMR industry sectors, including Auto Glass Repair & Replacement (AGRR) magazine, USGlass magazine, Window Film magazine, and Door & Window Market magazine. Each sector includes print and digital publications, e-newsletters and live events, among other offerings.
Rogers has been with KMR since 2000 when she began as assistant editor for USGlass magazine and grew to become the editor of USGlass magazine, the largest glass magazine in the world and the only monthly glass-related magazine in North America. It is the only North American industry publication audited by an independent circulation audit firm.
“This is an absolute honor, and I’m so excited to continue serving this industry in a new role,” says Rogers. “Over the past 20-plus years, I’ve seen how the world of magazine media has evolved. We have so many opportunities before us for new developments and innovations that will allow us to continue serving our audiences with timely and important content on many different platforms. It’s just the beginning, and I’m looking forward to this next chapter.”
In 2022, Rogers’ work was honored with the prestigious Neal Award in the Best Technical/Scientific Content category for her article “Less Than Zero: Driving Down Carbon Emissions in Architectural Facades.” The SIIA Jesse H. Neal Awards are presented annually and are considered the Pulitzer Prize for business-to-business journalism.
“I am delighted to welcome Ellen into her new role. She has been doing great things for the industries KMR serves for many years, and she will continue to do so in the future,” says KMR CEO Debra Levy. “You’ll see several innovative initiatives from KMR in the next 12 months, and Ellen will be a strong force in that growth.”
Rogers succeeds former editorial director Tara Taffera who moved on 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 to the bright future ahead,” says Levy.