FunSpecs Co., founded in 1994 by Judith Mussel in Spartanburg, South Carolina, moved thirty miles north to Columbus, North Carolina on October 17, 2007. The business has been acquired by Condar Company, a respected manufacturing and marketing firm headquartered there since 1996.
"Years ago I worked with Judy Mussel, an amazing design professional and a wonderful person," says Michael McCue, President of Condar.
"When I learned of her recent passing, I wanted to honor her legacy and continue her attractive product line. The merger of FunSpecs into our full-service operation will make this happen and we plan to significantly grow the business."
Becky Whitt has been named the new Customer Relations Manager for FunSpecs. The toll-free phone number has been redirected to Columbus, where all of Condar's staff are ready to help customers with the firm's extensive line of stylish reading glasses, sunglasses, and eyewear accessories. FunSpecs.com is the firm's Web site.
A native of Michigan, Judith Mussel graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in design and later received her Master of Arts from Wayne State University. In 1979 she moved with her husband to the Carolinas, where she first established JM Graphics, a marketing consulting firm. In 1994 she founded FunSpecs, which was her passion until her death from progressive bone cancer, resulting from breast cancer, on July 28. During her thirteen years of leadership she developed FunSpecs as the premier source for high quality, stylish reading glasses in a range of colorful and fashionable styles. She was a tireless advocate for the causes of women, and among her numerous awards Judy was recognized for her successful fundraising on behalf of the Rape Crisis Center from the Council on Sexual Assault.