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The Eagles rebounded at No. 3 doubles, and what a rebound it was as Mabel Baechle and Emily Fisher earned a tough three-set victory over Anna Spaude and Sarah Fries.
"I am surprised, honored and very much humbled by this recognition. I look forward to the Annual Meeting in February and the opportunity to bid farewell to the many industry friends with whom I have been associated for nearly 25 years,” said Baechle, in a statement released by WA.
Baechle has also served on the WA Board of Directors and was instrumental in supporting initiatives for commercial wallcoverings. He championed projects such as the Penny Brochure, the special commercial wallcoverings inserts intoInterior Designmagazine, and a series of brochures that promoted the durability, style and attitude of commercial wallcoverings. He also backed WA’s technical initiatives such as the studies of mold and mildew in the early 2000s and the development of the.
Baechle, who sold RJF International in March 2014 and is now focused exclusively on running the company's legacy charitable foundation, is being awarded for his lasting contribution to the wallcoverings industry over a significant period of time. "John has developed an innovative business model and is respected by many in the industry for his professional competence and visionary thinking,” said Rick Hickman, TRI-KES and 2013 WA president, in a statement released by WA.