the stem on this bike I think it's a bold AXIS machine, is identical to the one in this ad (but my is Aheadset)
but who is Chris Paretich?
Nice bike -- and article/web links too. Your stem definitely is an Axis/Paretich (I have the quill version on my Newsboy here: http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=80533
One minor correction- To my knowledge Chris' stems did not have a model name. The reference to "Bold" in that article you posted is just the editor I think trying to have some fun by making the article's title a take-off on the name of the Jimi Hendrix album:
Chris is a great guy and still located in the same shop he was when he was making stems. I still see him every year or so at local bike-related events. The stem project only lasted a couple of years at the most and I would guess he made maybe only a few dozen of the stems (as they were all total-custom and quite expensive at the time compared to Ibis' etc.). Chris was particularly skilled at bending tubing -- and was the man responsible for the custom handlebars used on the Ibis Scorcher.