"The Speaking of Issues compilation provides a sense of how the industry's first trade magazine was founded and evolved. The monthly editorialsconcerned the birth and growth of associations,expositions, innovative components, systems andinstallations, worldwide, literally providing a running history of the international elevator industry - and its players." . . . William C. Sturgeon
Joining the elevator industry in1945 after five years in the U.S. Army, Bill Sturgeon became a helper, mechanics and elevator contractor, prior to founding ELEVATOR WORLD in January 1953. He also was a founder ofseveral other associations, including the National Association of Elevator Contractors of which he was a president in 1953-1954. In recognition of his service to the industry, he received the industry's Man of the Year Award in 1962 and the Distinguished Service Award in 1994.
Reportage by Editor Sturgeon in China, Japan, Southeast Asia, Latin America,all of North America and Europe gradually shaped ELEVATOR WORLD into a medium,serving and being read by the international elevator industry.
"I look forward to having a copy of Bill Sturgeon's compilationof Speaking of Issues - not as a book to gather dust in my library, butone to take down and refer to often, thinking, "I wonder what BillSturgeon's feelings were on the subject in times gone by." . . . D.A."Dee" Swerrie, Popular Elevator Safety Engineer
"Those now entering the industry, or having been in it a few years,would benefit from reading this compilation, for it provides a panorama ofactivities within our field. We are losing a feel for the past, as few retiringveterans have written of the passing parade. There is no better place toreceive a grand overview than in this new book. The editor has written whatmany a veteran would wish to pass on." . . . George R. Strakosch,Noted Elevator Consultant and Author