Established in 2000, Architec reached national recognition with THE GRIPPER, its celebrated cutting board that sparked a change in the entire category. Featuring a hard cutting surface thermally bonded to a soft bed of gripping octagons, offered in an array of colors, the boards were sold-in at major retailers nationwide. Since then, Architec has expanded in five different brands, with EcoSmart being the fastest growing. In addition, Architec has continued to focus on building brand recognition within the cutting board category and expanding products and the brand into other segments of the market while continuing to innovate in its original category. New category launches have been extremely well received including last year’s Recipe Rock sensation. Architec’s customers Target, Macy’s, and Bed Bath & Beyond, have consistently looked to Architec to provide freshness to their current assortments.