2012 was pretty fucking cool. I launched Brutherford Industries as an official business and ended up being far more successful than i had ever imagined. I met so many amazing people and was repeatedly humbled by the support i received, i even won a designer toy award!!!
So thank you to everyone who has been part of my year.
NOW on to the announcement.
Many of you know that i have worked full time for JW Pet Company for the past 10 years. I started with JW Pet the day after i graduated college, my very first design for the company was a rubber ball with feet that i called Cuz. Cuz has now sold millions, won some awards and has even been called an icon. I moved up the line from jr. designer to V.P. of Product development where i had the opportunity to learn from and work with many great people and processes. JW Pet Company has now been sold to a much larger corporation and although i was offered a fantastic opportunity for continued growth with the new company i have decided not to make that transition.
OK... are you guys ready for this? Here's the exciting part.
I along with two partners have purchased a domestic manufacturing company!!!
The company is an existing business focused on blow molded and injection molded products.
Our plan is to take over existing customers and grow in to new areas with a strong focus on U.S. based manufacturing and FUN! I'm not quite ready to share all the details yet but we are calling the company The Imagine Corporation and it's going to be awesome!!! Brutherford Industries will absolutely continue but it is highly likely that i will finally be able to blur the lines between my personal projects and my day job and that is very exciting to me.
Thank you for all the support and I hope you'll all stay tuned for what i hope will be a very exciting 2013.
|Here's a random cool thing from the factory. A pre WWII thermoformer that is still in operation! How cool is that?|