We’re just really into housewares.
For nearly 100 years our family business has focused on the customer. Today our “family” has grown to become a leading housewares supplier. We know our best, best practice is building strong retail relationships. And we're proud that the products we market help turn houses into homes.
- We're the largest gadget supplier in the world, shipping over 200 million units yearly with combined annual sales over $450 million…and growing with over 400 employees today.
- With offices in Asia and the US, we're vertically integrated with expertise in supply chain management, distribution and marketing.
- We market our own brands and licensed brands as well as creating private label lines for retail partners.
- We supply a broad range of housewares categories, from kitchen tools and gadgets to cookware to barware to cleaning supplies.
With an average tenure of 19 years, our executive team is "really into winning.” Their enthusiasm fuels the teams that drive our growth. They lead in forging new partnerships, instituting greater cost efficiencies and quality control, and developing products and brands that move the needle.
In 1968, while at the Chicago Housewares Show, Doug saw an opportunity to expand the company’s food brokerage business. He identified the natural synergies between food and kitchenware and knew he could help his grocery customers develop this business. The rest, as they say, is history. Doug's greatest satisfaction "comes from watching the growth of our people. We strive to create an environment that encourages individuals to maximize their potential. Our people-focused culture is one of our greatest strengths."
As a teen Mike worked the housewares aisle at a discount store. After his service during Vietnam, he returned to retail, where he went to work for Bradshaw in a number of posts, eventually rising to President in 1982. It was then, in 1985, that Mike fueled the company’s growth and positioned it for the long term by introducing the Good Cook® brand of tools & gadgets. Bradshaw became the first single-source vendor in the industry. According to Mike, "My greatest accomplishment has been assembling a smart, dedicated team and giving them the opportunity to excel and move our company forward."
Brett joined the marketing team at Bradshaw International in 1994. Inspired by product development and design, he's made it his mission to bring high-quality, well-styled products to market at good prices. Since becoming president in 2010, he has been dedicated to maintaining the company culture that has been so successful to its growth. "I'm proud of what our family business has achieved and excited to represent the next generation as Bradshaw International grows, evolves and takes on the challenges of a changing marketplace."
With 25 years of experience in the housewares industry, Robert has led as president for the past 12 years. An inventor with numerous U.S. patents, he is actively engaged in his work - seeking innovative solutions to cleaning chores. Robert has a strong background in sales, marketing, sourcing, and licensing, having signed agreements with major partners like Procter & Gamble and Black & Decker. "I love working with such talented professionals who are passionate about the categories they play in."
Helping to put the economics into home economics, Jerry joined Bradshaw in 1983 as Comptroller, after several years at Arthur Young and Company. "I am proud to be part of the senior management team that's helped shaped our current platform and is positioning Bradshaw for future growth."
Scott has 30 years of experience in the grocery industry, starting from his days at the Campbell Sales Company before joining Bradshaw in 1987. With tours of duty as Brand Manager, National Account Manager, Regional VP and now Sr. VP of Sales, Scott is 100% focused on delivering the desired results for Bradshaw's customer partners. Scott is proud of his sales team and believes in upholding the company's founding values. "Our people are all that our company really has, and without them we have nothing."
Mark began his career with Butler in sales administration. With over 20 years experience with Butler, Mark has been dedicated to spreading the Butler message through the marketplace. Working with retailers in all classes of trade, Mark "loves working with our valued customers to grow their businesses" with our category management, and our wide range of product and program offerings.
After 17 years with Safeway, Scott joined Bradshaw in 2002 where he focuses on serving clients with retailer-specific strategies and developing products to meet changing consumer needs. What does Scott appreciate most about Bradshaw? "Working in a team environment that allows the individual to have a voice and make a difference."
Through product development, packaging design, promotion and more, Michael has been at the forefront of Butler's expansion. With over 25 years of marketing experience - 13 with Butler - he's "always looking to capitalize on trends, improve current products and strengthen our brand positioning." Michael enjoys working in an industry that touches people's lives every day.
Heading a fully staffed graphics and product design department, Tom’s responsibilities include researching, inventing and developing new products for market. “Bradshaw’s committed to make cooking easier and more enjoyable for consumers, and I love having a job where I can put my design degree and experience to work innovating products that not only set market trends, but impact lifestyles.”
Jeff was destined to work at Bradshaw since getting his first cookbook at age 10 and becoming an instant "foodie". Starting with the company in 1986, Jeff spends much of his time in factories and is perpetually curious about how things are made and how to build them better. According to Jeff, “The coolest products we've created are the SafeCut™ Can Opener, the Giant Turkey roaster, and the Apple Machine."
Starting in 1976 as “Clerk Friday,” Susan assisted each department as needed. She has learned everything from the mailroom to customer service to IT, and has always championed progress and growth. Susan believes in “getting the right players in the right positions. There’s a sense of family here, from the warehouse to a forward-looking management team that’s been together and guided Bradshaw’s growth for over 20 years.”
With 22 years in Warehouse and Distribution, Scott has been instrumental in making Bradshaw’s facility a world-class operation. Scott is proud of the company's unique sense of camaraderie. "Anyone can say their employees are 'their greatest asset.' We show it - with catered luncheons, baking contests, holiday parties and more that bring our team together."
Bradshaw’s customized solutions make us the “go-to” housewares source for every class of trade. For leading grocery chains, mass merchants, department stores, specialty and more, we deliver the right brands at the right price.
Bradshaw’s products are in over 45,000 retail outlets in the US and Canada.
We’re committed to creating an environment where our people can grow, thrive and reach their maximum potential.
We're focused on serving our customers and building long-term, mutually beneficial partnerships.
By putting the right people in place to make the right decisions, we’re willing to assume risk to meet corporate goals that are measured by carefully defined metrics.
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