iLoveToCreate Names Mark Peters New President & COO

Mark Peters, President & COO, iLoveToCreate

Mark Peters, President & COO, iLoveToCreate

In a news release issued earlier last week, CHA Member iLoveToCreate announced Mark Peters promotion to President & COO.  As a member of the CHA Board of Directors, and CHA Board Vice Chair, we congratulate him on his new position and wish him the best.  See the complete release listed below.


Mark Peters promoted to President & Chief Operating Officer of

iLoveToCreate, a Duncan Enterprises Company


May 27, 2011 • Fresno, California • iLoveToCreate, a Duncan Enterprises Company, is proud to announce the promotion of Mark Peters to President & Chief Operating Officer.


At the company’s Leadership Team meeting on Thursday, May 26, 2011, Larry Duncan, President & Chief Executive Officer of Duncan Enterprises, announced the promotion of Mark Peters to the new position of President & Chief Operating Officer of iLoveToCreate.  The Leadership Team cheered and congratulated Mark as Larry added, “Mark is very deserving of this promotion.  With 15 years of experience and service to our company, his strong commitment to the creative industry, and the exceptional job he has done leading daily operations as Executive Vice President & COO for the past five years, it makes perfect sense to have Mark step up into the President’s role and continue to guide our company into the future.”


In this new role, Mark will continue to lead the Executive Team and, as a member of the Strategic Management Council, manage the company’s strategic planning process.  Larry added “I strongly believe that the discipline in which we manage our strategic planning process has enabled us to grow in a competitive environment and prosper through difficult economic times.  Mark has fully embraced the process and has helped guide us toward our future vision in a very skillful way”.


In addition to his role and President & COO of iLoveToCreate, Mark currently serves as Vice Chair on the Board of Directors of the Craft & Hobby Association.  He is passionate about the association and its mission to stimulate the sales growth of the craft & hobby industry and is committed to serving the membership with his knowledge, skills and expertise.


Mark began his career at iLoveToCreate in July 1996.  Prior to this promotion, Mark has served in various executive level positions including Vice President of Marketing, Vice President of Business Development and Executive Vice President of Daily Operations.


Mark earned his B.S. in Food Science at the University of California at Davis in 1977 and his M.B.A. at the University of California at Berkley in 1981.


About iLoveToCreate

iLoveToCreate®, a Duncan Enterprises Company, is a privately-held, family-owned Fresno, California based company that has been a leader in the ceramic arts and crafts industries since 1946. As a manufacturing, marketing, sourcing and distribution organization, iLoveToCreate® maintains a solid reputation for excellence in product development, quality, education and health & safety. Not one to rest on its reputation, iLoveToCreate® always strives to explore new avenues of creativity for its core brands, Duncan® Ceramic Arts, Tulip® Fashion Art, Aleene’s® Crafting Adhesives, Crafty Chica® and®.


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