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Cornish-formerly of ...
Cornish-formerly of Sherwin-Williams-formed the company in 2014 alongside former CEO of Benjamin Moore, Denis Abrams, now EasyPaint's President and COO.
Drawing on unmatched industry experience, Abrams
and Cornish established the company's number one goal: to provide the world's most trusted and convenient painting experience available.
Founded in 2014 by Marty Cornish, formerly with Sherwin-Williams, and Denis Abrams, the former CEO of Benjamin Moore, the company's mission is to help people love their homes and places of work through the world's most trusted and convenient painting experience available.
This is best summed up in ...
This is best summed up in what Buffett told former Benjamin Moore CEO Denis Abrams: "If your results look like a straight line, something is off."
Humanscale Founder and CEO Robert King Earns Museum of Arts and Design's Visionaries! Design Award
The evening's other honorees were Vladimir Kagan, legendary designer; Denis Abrams, President of Benjamin Moore; and the late Jean-Louis Dumas, who created the modern global brand for his family business Hermès.
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"For generations, Americans have relied upon the Good Housekeeping Research Institute to fully examine and put everyday household products to the test, and ensure for the public that they deliver on their promises," said Denis Abrams, president and CEO of Benjamin Moore.
Benjamin Moore began to change ...
Benjamin Moore began to change when Denis Abrams took over as CEO in 2007.
Abrams had joined Benjamin Moore 12 years before-which made him a relative neophyte by the company's standards-after Moore acquired his family's technical coatings company.
, now 65, was a departure from the company's past management.
A native of South Africa with an MBA, a Ph.D. in chemical engineering, and an ambitious, impatient temperament, he
brought modern management to the venerable company.
Several former Moore executives believe Abrams's
strategy was sound.
Valspar, they point out, sells through both independent dealers and big boxes, with success.
, who had the misfortune of taking over just before the financial crisis of 2008 crushed the sales of anything relating to houses, earned praise for running the company leanly during trying times.
began experimenting with new sales channels-only to meet resistance from Moore's dealers.
In 2010, for example, the company launched an online paint store.
The announcement prompted angry calls and a petition from Moore's dealers.
In part because of that backlash, the company later modified the e-store so that customers order online but pick up their paints from a Moore dealer.
also struck a deal to sell a new paint line called Origins
exclusively at hardware retailer Canadian Tire Supply
was edging ever closer to the big boxes and, up to that point, nobody at Berkshire
had raised a protest.
Then, in the spring of 2012, Abrams took a step too far: He was nearing a deal to begin selling Moore paints at Lowe's.
found out, though not from Abrams