COLUMBUS – As of April 5, Golden Artist Colors is now under new ownership. Employees are no longer just participating owners, but the majority owners of the company. Golden has become one of only 4,000 other companies across the entire United States that is majority owned by its employees. Golden is committed to growing a sustainable company dedicated to creating and sharing the most imaginative and innovative tools of color, line and texture for inspiring those who turn their vision into reality.
“This has been an unbelievable journey for all of us here at Golden,” said Golden CEO, Mark Golden. “Since the beginning, we have tried to create an environment where people can thrive, believing that if the people thrive, the company will too. These philosophies lead us to establish an Employee Stock Ownership Program for Golden Artist Colors in 2002, providing a tangible way for employees to not only act and feel like owners, but to be owners. Now just eight short years later, our dream of majority ownership for staff has come true!”