Spellbinders Paper Arts Names Greg A. Tipsord Chief Executive Officer

Proven Entrepreneurial Executive Has Strong Track Record with Extensive Experience and Success Driving Top Line, Bottom Line, and Market Share Growth
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PHOENIX - July 18, 2013 - PRLog -- Phoenix, AZ – Spellbinders® Paper Arts, LLC, is an Inc. 500|5000 company, award-winning inventor, manufacturer and marketer of industry-leading tools for crafters of all genres.  The company is pleased to announce Greg A. Tipsord has been appointed Chief Executive Officer.  He will assume his duties immediately.

“Greg’s executive strengths are growing market share, building strong sales relationships, finance and supply chain management and organizational leadership.   His expertise in building successful businesses make him an ideal fit for continuing the Spellbinders vision  and he will be instrumental in our exploring beyond,” said Stacey Caron, Spellbinders President and Co-Founder.

Tipsord is a proven executive leader with over 23 years of extensive experience and success in driving revenue and profit, as well as organizational and brand building methodologies for world class companies including The Dial Corporation, The Henkel Corporation and Proctor and Gamble. In 2012, he founded the Business Consumer Consulting Group, providing management consulting services to consumer-facing businesses.  Tipsord has a strong reputation as an individual and organizational talent developer, with an inspirational, transparent leadership style.

In addition, Tipsord has a track record of organic business growth, successful business turnarounds, new product innovations, mergers/acquisitions, cost re-engineering and culture turnarounds, as well as extensive experience and success working with Boards of Directors, Wall Street analysts, and business media.

“Spellbinders’ innovative craft products have made the company an industry leader positioned for considerable growth,” stated Greg A. Tipsord, Spellbinders CEO.  "I look forward to enhancing Spellbinders leadership position in the craft industry as well as solidifying further innovation and expansion.”

Tipsord earned his B.S, in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati, graduating Summa Cum Laude and ranking first in his class.  He was the winner of the Herman Schneider Award for the Outstanding Engineer at the University of Cincinnati and

President of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity.  Tipsord has served on various Boards:  American Cleaning Institute, Chairman Strategic Planning Committee for the notMYkid Charity, Fresh Start Women’s Foundation and Teach for American Phoenix Region.

About Spellbinders Paper Arts

Spellbinders entered the craft and hobby market in 2003 with the introduction of the Spellbinders Wizard™ Universal Craft Tool and a unique, patented collection of dies unlike any introduced before - or since. Always on the cutting edge in introducing innovative tools to the market, the Spellbinders Artisan X-plorer™ machine is the company's latest offering for crafters, jewelry artists and mixed media creators.  In addition, the Spellbinders Grand Calibur® machine is perfect for large format die cutting and embossing.  Known worldwide for its game changing products, the company brings revolutionary technology with its Imperial Gold die templates that cut, emboss, deboss and stencil.  Spellbinders product lines include more than 250 patented and patent-pending products, allowing crafters, hobbyists, artists and teachers to create one-of-a-kind, beautiful projects across a different variety of craft genres.

Stacey Caron was honored with an award as a finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2013 program in the Desert Mountain region which encompasses Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico. The awards program recognizes high-growth entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

In 2012, Stacey Caron received an Enterprising Women Award.  The annual Enterprising Women of the Year Awards recognize the finest women entrepreneurs in North America and beyond, and is considered one of the most distinguished recognition programs for women business owners.

The company received the Craft & Hobby Association (CHA) 2012 Summer Innovations Award for the Spellbinders Nestabilities® Majestic Elements line.  The award represents the industry’s most respected recognition for product innovation.

For three consecutive years, Spellbinders Paper Arts has been included in the Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of entrepreneurs nationwide. Visit http://spellbinderspaperarts.com/Home.aspx or e-mail info@spellbinders.us for more information.


Copyright© 2013 Spellbinders® Paper Arts LLC. All rights reserved. Spellbinders and the Spellbinders logo are trademarks of Spellbinders Paper Arts LLC. Spellbinders product specifications are subject to change without notice. All other trademarks are the property of their respective companies.
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