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A company steeped in history and rooted in family.

William Baum started his business in Manhattan in 1920, planting the seeds of a legendary recognition and memorial company destined to span three generations. A talented sign painter who specialized in gold-leaf lettering, wood lettering, corporate signage and billboards, Mr. Baum was a true visionary, always demanding the highest standards of quality and craftsmanship. William partnered with his nephew in the 1920s and they took the name Baum & Arnold.

Elihu Baum - After Arnold left the company in 1945, William's son Elihu joined, breathing new energy into the business with his background in sheet metal technology and mechanical drawing. Elihu, a talented wood carver, designer and a visionary in the donor recognition field, helped chart a new course for the company, and in 1955, it became known as W&E Baum Bronze Tablet Corporation.

Richard Baum - In 1975, Elihu's son Richard entered the business after receiving an MBA in marketing from Pace University. Richard’s expertise lies in the sales and marketing of the custom recognition and memorial products, designed in house by experienced graphic designers and manufactured by talented crafts people.

Maurice Zagha - Richard was joined in 1981 by his brother-in-law Maurice Zagha, a technology expert with a BS from Pratt Institute. Maurice’s computer knowledge and skills combine the efforts of the creative design team of the in-house graphics department with W & E Baum’s skillful manufacturing team.

Heshy Spira - In 2009 the company welcomed Heshy Spira as a vice president. Heshy offers a decade of experience at W&E Baum from his years spent with the creative donor recognition design and custom graphics department along with the in house manufacturing team.

Together with a loyal and creative staff,

These visionaries have made W&E Baum the recognition and memorial company it is today.


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