Industry News

wpx-beth-hands-mg_0653Big congrats to Beth Bergman who is celebrating 25 years as the owner of St. Paul, MN Wet Paint. In her own words, “When Hugh Huelster turned Wet Paint’s keys over to me 25 years ago, I didn’t know what I was getting in to.” The rest is artistic history!

img_0990Congratulations to CC Lowell’s owner,  Bill Cavanagh, celebrating his 20th anniversary as the owner of this venerable Worcester, MA art supply institution.

With sadness we report that John Ruiz, sales manager at the Canson’s predecessor Morilla, passed away recently in Southern California.

p1000514Howard Flax has left Flax Art & Design in San Francisco to head up a Petaluma, CA company called AFM Inc that provides unique thermal management solutions utilizing  infra-red reflection and insulation technology in products designed for both consumer and industrial users. A product that AFM makes called Heat Sheets is used by marathon runners.

p1000548Andrew Daler of Daler-Rowney USA has announced the appointment of Leo Geiger as the Daler’s new Company Territory Sales Manager for the Southeastern  territory. This marks a new initiative by the company to have the majority of its sales team be made up of company employees.

Our e-Brands maven, Lisa Slauson, thought you might enjoy the pics from a recent Montana demo at Richard’s in Livermore, CA.  Also, be on the lookout for 2 new female graffiti artists that you may recognize!  Montana Gold Demo, Richards in Livermore, CA

ftkpbyHyatt’s in Buffalo is celebrating its 50th anniversary this month. Here’s what the company has to say on its web site, Hyatt’ “Started as a small family business, Hyatt’s is proud to have remained family owned and operated over the past 50 years and to now employ over 40 people. Hyatt’s could not have achieved so much success without the hard work of its many loyal and knowledgeable staff members. With many having been with the company for over 10 years, the Hyatt Family would like to thank all of its employees, old and new, that have helped to make Hyatt’s 50 years strong!” Check out the whole fascinating history of Hyatt’s at Hyatt’s 50 year history.

Pat Jennings of Central Art Supply Company in St. Petersburg, FL  forwards this amazing photo of his new Montana Gold spray paint rack and header painting, entitled ‘See the Possibilities’ by Chris James. Talk about creative and inspirational merchandising!


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