By Jane Alexander, Deputy Editor
As I’ve always said, MT’s August issue with its annual “Executive Outlook” section is my favorite one to put out each year. That’s because I get to move somewhat beyond my comfort zone of technical and technology-driven articles and pose business-related questions to some top executives of leading suppliers to our industry. As long-time readers of this magazine may recall, the theme of each year’s “Outlook” is different, and we never have trouble getting individuals to respond—even when what we’re asking might seem a tad sensitive. This year’s questions (there were two of them) could be construed as just that.