On January 1, 2020, Philip La Marche, formerly president of La Marche Moulding, merges forces with Spacia Group, strengthening the company’s import position. La Marche, based in Southern California, gives Spacia a West Coast presence nearly 2,100 miles from its home in Louisville, Kentucky. In short, the launch of Spacia West will effectively increase resources and enhance the already high-quality products Spacia clients have grown to expect.
La Marche brings considerable experience and expertise to the team. Groomed by his late grandfather, Peter La Marche, a renowned leader in the industry, Phil learned the ins and outs of the business from one of the greats. Spacia Group President David Stewart first met Philip La Marche just over a decade ago. Having known Peter and how the La Marche name represents superior products, Stewart recognized he could put his trust in Phil. The two collaborated on a mirror project and the rest—as they say—is history.
Continuous improvement, essential to Spacia Group’s mission, is emphasized by the addition of La Marche. His relationships with factories all over the globe paired with his savvy product development proficiency bodes well for Spacia and clients alike. The future is bright for Spacia, as this alliance creates exciting opportunities and growth.
What is your role at Spacia Group, how long have you been with the company, and what is your favorite part about what you do?
I am the Director of Spacia West and am a “new” employee but have worked with Spacia for many years. My favorite part of what I do is working with a dynamic team that challenges me to be better.
What experience have you had prior to your current role that most influences your work at Spacia Group?
Before officially joining Spacia, I did a lot of product development with my former employer.
If you could be front row for any musical artist - past or present - who would it be, and which song do you hope they play?
Peter Gabriel, In your eyes He is such a dynamic, talented musician and this song takes me back to my glory days in the eighties.
What do you consider your greatest achievement and why?
My children and I share this achievement with my wonderful wife.
Do you collect anything? If so, what, and why did you start collecting it?
I collect BBQs…yep, I collect BBQ grills and smokers and I am running out of room! Barbecuing for friends and family on a warm summer day is my happy place. My wife and family might say it’s a bit of an obsession.