Miles Moore, the senior Washington reporter for both Rubber & Plastics News and sister publication Tire Business, is accomplishing something rarely seen in business these days. He's celebrating his 40th anniversary June 13 with the two Crain Communications Inc. publications.
His career here at RPN goes back to the days when manual typewriters were the tools of the trade, and our print product was our only means of communication. He has bridged the gap to where computers made many aspects of the job easier, and then also to where the Internet has allowed delivery of news to our readers in real time.
Through it all, one thing has remained constant with Miles: He can tell a story. Whether it be a short web item to get breaking news out in a timely fashion, or a more complicated story where details and context are needed, he will present the news in an understandable way that will truly inform the reader. No "fake news" here.
Personally, he has been a joy to work with for nearly three decades. It's funny to think about, but during all those years, we've probably only met in person two or three dozen times. But talking several times a week over that period has given us a close bond, both professionally and as friends.
Though Miles is very modest and probably would cringe at the thought of me writing this column, I couldn't let the anniversary go unnoticed. And I also asked some of the people Miles has worked with to chime in with their tributes. Here's a sampling of what others had to say.
Katrina Cornish, a research scholar at Ohio State University, said Miles has followed her R&D efforts in alternative R&D since the beginning. "He is always genuinely interested in what I have been doing and how the industry is progressing and his articles always reflect that interest," she said. "40 years. Wow!"