A successful businessman, Lloyd Everard, and a brilliant engineer, Bill Wridge, team up to develop their concept of a Computerized Mat Cutter (CMC). Their first CMC is created and used successfully in Everard's matboard company, U.S. Mat.
Wizard International, Inc. is founded by Everard and Wridge as a way to bring CMCs to the independent custom frame shop. The Wizard™ CMC Model 5000 is introduced and CMC Rental Programs revolutionize the custom framing industry.
The first CMC is introduced in Germany. Wizard places it's 1000th CMC Model 5000.
The CMC Purchase Program is introduced.
The first CMC is introduced in Australia.
Brian Wolf, CPF, GCF joins Wizard as an Artistic Ambassador and establishes Education Programs for custom framers. Wizard places it's 3000th CMC Model 5000.
The Wizard™ CMC Model 8000 is introduced and Wizard of Europe opens in Ellenberg, Germany.
Wizard places it's 1000th CMC Model 8000.
The Wizard™ CMC Model 8500 is introduced and Integrated Framer® Visualization software is released.