More than 16 years after I started PickupTrucks.com in 1995, today is my last day. I'm departing to take a new role as Communications Manager for Ford Trucks for North America.
This is a huge change for me and my family. However, I hope it won't be a change for you - especially those that have been loyal to the site for years, some for more than a decade.
When I joined the Cars.com family in 2008, I knew it was the right path to grow PUTC, but even I was caught by surprise at how perfect a match it has turned out to be. The management and Editorial teams at Cars.com have consistently stood behind and supported continued growth of the site. PUTC's comparisons and reviews are what I believe to be the benchmarks in the industry for pickup truck tests. I'm very thankful to have had the privilege to work with the team at Cars.com.
Today is also a day for me to reflect about the great country we live in. I didn’t know a soul in the auto industry when PUTC went live in 1995. Hard work, persistence and merit led to this moment. Along the way, I made lifelong friends and met amazing people I wouldn't have otherwise. I think that’s a terrific message to share with others, especially in today’s tough economy.
I also want you to know that Cars.com is actively interviewing candidates to replace me. I fully expect the site to be bigger and better next year than it is today.
In any case, I'll still be around, if not actively then always in spirit. And I'm sure I'll run into you guys again sooner or later.
Thanks for all of your support and participation on PUTC. It's the best I could ever have hoped for and it makes me really happy.