A poem by Walt Whitman, ‘O Captain! My Captain!’ was famously referenced in the film Dead Poet’s Society, when students stood on their desks in honour of their teacher Mr Keating, played by Robin Williams, when he left the school.
With that in mind, I am metaphorically standing on my desk to thank our Editorial Consultant Phil Matten for his advice, wise words and support over the last 13 years, as he retires from the magazine. Phil will stay active within the fastener industry, and I hope to continue to enjoy a round of golf in his company, but he will still be sorely missed by everybody at the magazine… ‘O Captain! My Captain!’ indeed.(…)