Nick M. Friend, President
Mr. Friend was recently honored by the Orange County Business Journal's "Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards 2007" with his nomination amongst a select group of distinguished entrepreneurs in Orange County, California. The Orange County Business Journal recognized Mr. Friend for his role as founder and President of Breathing Color, inc.
Eric Lyons, National Account Manager
Eric is rare in that he has devoted his entire 15+ year career to the fine art printmaking industry. In 1996, Eric began his career at Harvest Productions, Inc. a 20-year industry pioneer and leader in fine art printmaking. He was an important piece with the evolution from lithography or film to digital art and photography printing. In 2000, Eric became the Sales Director and one of the first employees of Bulldog Products. Eric introduced business solutions for input, edit, output by Scitex with the Iris printer. He was instrumental with the inception of micro-piezo technology into art studios and photo labs with Epson, Mutoh, Roland and HP printers. He was involved with the research and development and sales of the first inkjet canvas, inks and top-coatings for fine art reproduction.
Eric joined the Breathing Color team in early 2007. His unparalleled knowledge and experience fits perfectly with the Breathing Color culture. His ability helps lead the company into new markets both domestically and internationally.
In his younger years, Eric played soccer competitively throughout the world and was part of the U.S. Olympic under 18 team. He lives in Austin, TX with his wife, son, and daughter.