Mark Spicher is the owner of Spicher and Company, a leading manufacturer of framed artwork known for its focus on innovative design. That commitment to innovation, combined with Mark’s ability to lead, inspire, recognize, and cultivate talent, have helped him build a highly successful company.
Winning Awards for Creativity and Innovation
This month, Mark’s company and four innovative designers, Dani Cripe, Graphic Arts Director, Alysha Simko, Nicole Shenk, and Lea Brubaker, were recognized with a Pinnacle Award for its Vintage Vinyl Floorcloths products. You can see Mark in the photo above at the 19th Annual Pinnacle Awards banquet where he accepted the 2014 Pinnacle Award on behalf of Spicher and Company and the Vintage Vinyl Floorcloths design team.
The Pinnacle Awards were founded in 1995 by the board of directors of the American Society of Furniture Designers (ASFD). The awards recognize design quality, excellence, innovation, and originality of products in the retail home furnishings industry that are produced in large numbers for sale to consumers through retail stores. Twelve industry professionals judge entries in 17 categories based on excellence in design form and function, innovation, retailer and manufacturing benefit, and consumer benefit.
Furniture Today, a leading industry publication and lead sponsor of the 2014 Pinnacle Awards, praised Spicher and Company saying, “The vinyl floorcloths by Spicher and Company utilize innovative materials at a great price point.” Additional sponsors of the awards included Continental Hardware, Furniture Design Studios, HSM Solutions, High Point Market Authority, Home Furnishings Business, International Market Centers, Leggett & Platt, and the Sherwin‐Williams Corp.
Turning Innovation into Profits
The creativity and innovation that Spicher and Company’s designers bring to the company are very valuable. Mark Spicher understands this, and that is why he is a great example of an entrepreneur who is successfully turning innovation multiple revenue-generation streams. Knowing there is value in innovation, it’s not surprising that Mark protects his company’s valuable intellectual property vigorously.
For every artist who has ever thought, “There is no monetary value in my creativity,” take a lesson from Spicher and Company, and understand that the value of your creativity is limited only by your willingness to pursue opportunities to generate a profit from it as well as taking the necessary steps to protect it.
Congratulations from Innovation to Profits
Innovation to Profits would like to congratulate Spicher and Company on winning the prestigious Pinnacle Award and successfully turning its creativity, ideas, and innovation into revenue-generating business assets that drive profitable growth.
Image used with permission: © Kolene Spicher
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