About a year ago I let you all know I was going to retire.
After many conversations with loyal fans, collectors, well-wishers, and prospective owners an agreement has been made, a deal formed and completed.
First, I want to thank you all for your support, business and personal, your purchases in funding our endeavor, and your passion in spreading the RETRO 51 message to all of our fans.
Second is to say a little about the future.
The new owners are fans and collectors, as well as accomplished business professionals. There will be some minor changes to come but with the guidance of the existing staff the basics will be the same.
Vickie will continue dealing with the existing factories and the products will not change.
Richard will remain as design guru so the hits will keep on coming.
Dan will train the new sales team as he winds down into retirement.
Customer service will continue with the same passion for excellence it has so rightfully earned.
And I will be available with my opinion for at least one year.
For the future:
In the interim, I expect a shortage of standard items but the pipeline is up and running and will be back at full force quite soon.
As my buddy Dan says…
Thanks for workin’