|FM Brush booth at NAMTA in Orlando, 2012|
NAMTA, the International Art Materials Trade Association, just finished up last week, with their annual convention in Orlando. NAMTA has been around now for sixty years, including in its membership retailers, suppliers, and sales representatives. Each year, there is a set convention for sales, for seminars, displays, new products, and conversation about the goings on in the industry. This year, Dynasty, part of the FM Brush, Co. shared its completed goal of developing a synthetic for every line of natural hair as well as encouraged sales of the Black Silver and Faux Kolinsky lines of brushes.
Fred Mink left college with a degree in physics and pursued work as a research scientist including some time with NASA for a bit before returning to the family business that his grandfather started with FM Brush in 1969. Since his return, both of his children and brother have joined the family company. Mr. Mink has now been in the industry for over 40 years, developing the Dynasty lines, the cosmetic lines and private labeling, as well as pushed the development of synthetic hair brushes and continues to develop brushes for particular media and artists. Congrats to you, Mr. Mink, it was well deserved.
FM Brush had a wonderful show at NAMTA this year with the award for Mr. Mink and a special champagne toast at the booth to honor his work.
For more information on the larger company of FM Brush, refer to their website: www.fmbrush.com
For more brush information, check out the Dynasty Brush website.