2011 Dealerscope Hall of Fame
Steve Tiffen, president and CEO of The Tiffen Company, has a deep admiration for the great visual artists of our time, some of whom he has met: Henri Cartier Bresson, Andrew Wyeth, Stephen Spielberg, Martin Scorsese and Stanley Kubrik, to name just a few. What makes them, and their work, so fascinating to Tiffen is that they have an ability to see what others can't. The same can be said about Tiffen and the other five inductees in Dealerscope's 2011 Hall of Fame.
This year's group noticed empty niches and filled them; they spotted trends before their competitors and leveraged them; they saw opportunity where others saw obstruction; they created new products to serve new markets; they acted while others watched.
Unlike many artists, though, our inductees survived and excelled in their markets because they were able to adapt to major changes in their fields. They took risks, but they did so while adhering to their company principles and the tried-and-true business practices that transcend market changes.