The Bracket Track
Vantage Point Products, the Santa Fe Springs, Calif.-based mounting solutions company, has been in business almost 20 years. In other product disciplines this might not seem a long track record, but on the consumer side of the display mounts business, it qualifies the company as one of the category’s founders.
Michael Taylor, vice president of sales, explains that the company, started in 1987 by Don Burns and Mick Mulcahey, came along when the mounts that were on the market were strictly being sold for commercial uses in hospitals and hotel rooms—and were clunky, totally utilitarian knots of bent metal piping and screws.
This would not do for Burns’ mother (the inspiration for the company’s birth), says Taylor. “Don’s mom wanted a TV mount for her bedroom. So Burns looked at what was around, and decided to make something that was functional and, at the same time, had a ‘home look.’ ”