Founded in 1961 as Associates Engraving, Inc. a new ownership entity was formed, MD Designs, Inc., in 2015 and is lead by Steven C. Arbuthnot , President -CEO, and his wife Dr. Jane R. Arbuthnot. Steven is an accountant by education. Jane continues in private practice since 1982 and specializing in OB/GYN. Jane and Steve have been very active in a variety of charities in Springfield. Most recently Jane was one of a founding group that established a Springfield Susan Komen Race for the Cure. 2018 is the 5th year for this worthy event. Jane and Steve are Honorary Chairs and hopes are high to exceed $1,000,000 in fund raising since 2014.
Other shareholders are: Steven R. Arbuthnot, Vice President, a 2010 graduate of the University of Missouri with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Lindsey Arbuthnot Clancery is a Professor of Justice and Criminology at the University of Missouri – Kansas City. Diane Dolenc, a 26-year employee of MD Designs, Inc. is the Executive Vice President and CFO.
MD Designs, Inc. occupies their 40,000 square foot facility constructed in 2001. We employ four designers, one artist, four customer service technicians, two engineers, thirteen production and nine additional administrative staff. This does not include 10 sales recognition consultants and 2 part time employees.
We have designed and fabricated over 10,000 donor recognition displays in our history. These displays are located at thousands of universities, hospitals, not for profits, performing art centers and presidential libraries around the country.
Finally, we also produce custom corporate sales and service awards.