Greetings all and thank you Bob Dylan for such an appropriate title! After a “brief” hiatus, I’d like to announce the revival of the quarterly CBM newsletter. A lot has transpired since the last issue back in 2009 and it would be pointless to try and re-hash old news when there’s so much new stuff to cover. So, with that in mind, I’ll jump right in. I guess the most obvious place to start is with who I am and why I’m handling the opening address. My name is Jerry Sanders and I have recently taken over as President of CBM Archives Company. Yes, my tenure as a life-long Working Vice President (or WVP as I called it) has come to an end – nothing but green pastures and clear sailing from here on out. J
A little bit about me, I was the first employee hired by CBM outside of the founding owners. The year was 1993 and I was a skinny, athletic lad who still had a head full of hair (this too has changed on all accounts). I received my BS in Computer Science from Texas A&M – Corpus Christi and still find I prefer technical problems to administrative ones. Over the years I’ve had the pleasure of working with most of our customers in some form or fashion – so hopefully my new title doesn’t come as too much of a surprise. With some luck I hope my travels lead me to see each and every one of you again in the near future.
The change in executive leadership comes on the heels of CBM celebrating its 21st birthday! (Keep reading to see pictures of the event.) Wow – twenty-one years – it seems to have passed in the blink of an eye. Thumb drives, iPods, the evolution of the Internet – so much has evolved during that time. To think Nathan Chanyarlak was nine years old and in the 4th grade then – now he’s a college graduate and in charge of our marketing team here at CBM. Cheers to the next 21 – we’re finally legal!
What better way to celebrate a 21st birthday than by getting a new home. CBM has opened a new office in Austin which will serve as company headquarters. Several members of our staff in Corpus have made or are in the process of making the move to Austin; so don’t worry about not having a familiar voice on the other end of the phone. In fact, rumor has it that Mickie herself has been spied on the streets of Austin! Also, so as to not be totally removed from our roots, we will continue to maintain a satellite operation in Corpus Christi similar to that in San Antonio.
And finally, to finish it all off, you’ll find our website has been updated with a new look and feel. Beyond its swanky fresh appearance we hope you’ll find it more informative and up to date as well. Our goal is to keep it populated with relevant, timely information that’s highlighted by our current technical innovations. Check it out and let us know what you think at www.cbmarchives.com.
There you have it – a bunch of change summarized to give you an idea of what we’ve been up to and where we’re going. It’s been a lot of work and there’s still a lot to do – but “Never Fear”, at least now we’re starting to see a light at the end of the tunnel……. Does anyone else hear a train?………