CMO Outreach - Grills, Patio Heaters, Paper Shredders/Laminators

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Grill Manufacturers-Part 1


Alfresco Grills, Blaz'n Grill Works, American Outdoor Grills, Broilermaster, and Hasty-Bake Charcoal are headquartered at the City of Industry, Beatrice, City of Industry, New Jersey, and Tulsa respectively. The available information about these companies is provided in the attached spreadsheet, rows 3-7, columns C-G.

ALFRESCO GRILLS

BLAZ'N GRILL WORKS

  • Blaz'n Grill Works, located in Beatrice, Nebraska, was founded in 2011 and manufactures 100% American made residential pellet smoker grills.
  • Blaz'n Grill Works estimated annual income is $3.8 million and they have 43 employees.

AMERICAN OUTDOOR GRILL

BROILMASTER

HASTY-BAKE

RESEARCH STRATEGY

The research team could not find any company's CMO or VP of Marketing, or their phone numbers or email addresses. We began our research on each company's website and found information about each manufacturer that is included in this report. Some sites had an employee or other corporate officers, but none of the sites had information on its CMO or VP of Marketing.
We then moved our research to email and phone locator sites such as Hunter, Zoominfo, and Rocket Reach, but we were unable to find the companies on these sites. We also reviewed business sites such as Hoovers, Crunchbase, and the Better Business Bureau, where we located more company information, including corporate contact emails and phone numbers. However, we were unable to locate the name of the company CMOs or VPs of Marketing. We also reviewed social media sites such as LinkedIn and Facebook for the companies and employees and located some employees for the listed companies, but no CMO or VP of Marketing was found. We also explored trade organizations such as the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association, and Design Guide, where more corporate information was located, but none revealed the names of company CMOs or VPs of Marketing.
Next, we explored news portals such as Business Wire, Bloomberg, and Barbeque News for articles, reviews, and press releases for the companies listed in this report. We located articles on models of grills, reviews, new releases, and company partnerships, but we were unable to find information on corporate officers or their emails and phone numbers.
Since many of these companies are small, and most are privately-owned, it can be assumed that they do not wish to make their corporate offices known to the public, or they do not have a CMO or VP of Marketing. In place of CMOs or VPs of Marketing, we used another corporate officer or employee whose name was available to the public, and when that employee email or phone number was not available, we used the main corporate email and main phone number.
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Grill Manufacturers-Part 2

Huntington and MHP Grills make gas grills while Pitts & Spitts and MAK Grills make pellet grills. Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet makes a wide range of outdoor cooking equipment. Details pertaining to these companies have been entered in rows 8-12 of the attached spreadsheet.

Huntington

Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet

MAK Grills

MHP

Pitts & Spitts

RESEARCH STRATEGY

In order to find the CMO/ VP Marketing for each of the above organizations, we looked through the company Linkedin page, interviews in media sources, and the company website. However, in a couple of cases, we did not find the VP or the CMO's contact details. These companies have less than ten employees listed on their Linkedin pages and none of them are CMO/ VP Marketing. Instead, we have provided the CEO's and the VP Sales (also involved in marketing) contact details. Given that both organizations have between 11-50 employees, these contacts may still serve a purpose. Once we determined the contact person, we found the corresponding email addresses through an email search engine, Viola Norbert.
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Grill Manufacturers-Part 3

The names of the CMO or VP of Marketing for each of the North American grill manufacturers are: PK: Scott Moody; Primo Grills: Michael Mettendorf ; Sawtooth Pellet Grills: Kimberly Miller; Weber: Michael Kempster and Yoder Smokers: Craig Plank. Further details including contact information are listed below and have been inserted into rows 13-17, Column C - E in the attached spreadsheet.

GRILL MANUFACTURERS-PART 3

PK (Portable Kitchen)


Primo Grills


Sawtooth Pellet Grills

  • Company Overview: Sawtooth Pellet Grills is an Idaho business founded in 2010 and are manufacturers of grills in Boise, Idaho.
  • The company claims to provide users with juicy, flavorful meals using natural wood barbecue pellets on your Sawtooth Pellet Grill.
  • Their list of products include Sawtooth Pellet Grill, Accessories, Sauces and Rubs, Pellets, and Parts.
  • The company has its headquarters at 405 E. 37th St. #6, Garden City, Idaho, 83714, United States with a revenue of $200,000 according to Zoominfo.
  • Name & title of the CMO/VP of Marketing: Kimberly Miller.
  • Phone number: (208) 789-2080.
  • Email address: N/A

Weber

  • Company Overview: Weber was founded in 1952 with the promise of quality and innovation in all of its products.
  • Weber's products begin and end with great design and at the center of its innovation is quality and attention to detail with unwavering commitment towards treating customers with respect and care.
  • The company has its headquarters at 539 North State St., Chicago, Illinois, 60610, United States.
  • The company's revenue stands at $1.3 million according to Hoovers.
  • Name & title of the CMO/VP of Marketing: Michael Kempster.
  • Phone number: N/A
  • Email address: N/A

Yoder Smokers


Research Strategy:

The research team began our research on each company's website and found information about each manufacturer that is included in this report. Some sites had an employee or other corporate officers, but none of the sites had information on the contact information of the CMO or VP of Marketing we were in search of.

We then moved our research to email and phone locator sites such as Hunter, Zoominfo, and Rocket Reach. Although we found some phone numbers from these sources, some other company data required patronizing the locator sites for this information to be made available. We also reviewed business sites such as Hoovers, Crunchbase, and the Better Business Bureau, where we located more company information, including revenue data. However, we were unable to locate the contact details we were looking for. We also reviewed social media sites such as LinkedIn and Facebook for the companies and employees and located some CMO or VP of Marketing for the listed companies, but no contact information was found. We also explored trade organizations such as the Hearth, Patio & Barbeque Association, and Design Guide, where more corporate information was located, but none revealed the names of company CMOs or VPs of Marketing together with their contact details.

Next, we explored news portals such as Business Wire, Bloomberg, and Barbeque News for articles, reviews, and press releases for the companies listed in this report. We located articles on models of grills, reviews, news releases and company partnerships, but we were unable to find information on corporate officers emails and phone numbers of the concerned companies.

We could not find phone numbers or email addresses of the CMO/VP of Marketing for some companies. Since some of these companies are small, and are privately-owned, it can be assumed that they do not wish to make their corporate officers contact information public. For the contact information we were unable to identify, we have entered N/A in place of the response. A detailed summary of our research is contained in the attached spreadsheet.
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Grill Manufacturers-Part 4

The vice president of marketing of Broil King Grills that is manufactured by Onward Marketing is Ted Mealing from Kitchener, Canada. He created the strategy and activated lead generation programs for the US market, resulting in increased penetration in the specialist channel for Broil King brand. The spreadsheet can be found here.

Broil King

Wilmington Grill

LazyMan Grills

Engelbrecht Grills and Cookers

FireMagic

Research Strategy

We were only able to find the overview of the different companies, including where their headquarters are located and company contact details (office main number and email). Additionally, we were able to find the sales revenue for the manufacturer of Broil King and Sales for Engelbrecht Grills and Cookers and any relevant information for the Grills Manufacturer assigned. We also found the Head of Marketing for Broil King and Fire Magic.

For details we could not provide, we implemented three strategies in finding the requested information:
In order to find details for each companies’ Chief Marketing Officer or VP of Marketing, we started by first looking for information on the grill manufacturers’ website. Our primary focus was to find information specific to the Marketing Head of these grilling manufacturers. However, we did not find any list of employees nor information about the management team for each of the grill manufacturers assigned. Instead, we learned that most information are related to the grilling manufacturers history, their clients, products and product manuals, finding a retailer and how to become a dealer.

We then checked on data from each business websites for information business information about private and public companies like Crunchbase, Hoovers, Zoominfo, and others to look for marketing head details. However, most of the data we found was their revenue and the company Chief Executive Officer. Hence, we could not apply this strategy for the analysis of CMO or VP of Marketing. Then we tried using Linkedin to find Marketing head of each company. We found the marketing head for Broil King Brand and Fire Magic. From there we used emailfinder.com to look for the email of this marketing head.

We then looked for on data on government websites and their local chamber of commerce website. Chamber of commerce (COC) offices connect with the community for businesses and organizations in the area. When a business applies for a membership with its city or county’s COC, it can then be used to find the number of employees these grill manufacturers has. Hence, we could not apply this strategy for the analysis to find the head of Marketing in each grill manufacturers.
We then changed gears and gathered all available information to provide helpful findings for the research. We also looked for social media channels that are connected to their websites like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Instagram. Many companies today are staying current with trends, and adding their business profiles to social media sites and often times the number of employees at each company is also included. We did not find any data pertinent to their employees or management from social media channels of the grill manufacturers assigned. It may have limited availability because data related to each companies’ marketing and management has not been made public, or they may not have made it public for internal reasons.

After finding the list of overviews from each website, corporate online database, the grill manufacturer’s website, chamber of commerce, and social media channels, we then sorted data in terms of relevance and consistency.
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Patio Heater Manufacturers-Part 1

The requested overview and contact information for the companies in rows 3 to 7 of the PATIO HEATERS tab of the spreadsheet have been entered. Sunstar was the only company that information on the CMO or VP of Marketing could be found.

SUNGLO PATIO HEATERS

HEATSTRIP USA

SOLAIRA

SUNSTAR

CALCANA PATIO HEATERS

RESEARCH STRATEGY

We could not find any employee information for Heatstrip USA, Solaira, or Calcana Patio Heaters. We began our research on each company's website and found information about each manufacturer that is included in this report. Some sites had an employee or other corporate officers, but none of the sites had information on its CMO or VP of Marketing.
We then moved our research to email and phone locator sites such as Hunter, Zoominfo, and Rocket Reach, but we were unable to find the companies on these sites. We also reviewed business sites such as Hoovers, Crunchbase, and the Better Business Bureau, where we located more company information, including corporate contact emails and phone numbers. However, we were unable to locate the name of the company CMOs or VPs of Marketing. We also reviewed social media sites such as LinkedIn and Facebook for the companies and employees and located some employees for the listed companies, but no CMO or VP of Marketing was found. We also explored trade organizations such as the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association, and Design Guide, where more corporate information was located, but none revealed the names of company CMOs or VPs of Marketing.
Next, we explored news portals such as Business Wire, Bloomberg, and Barbeque News for articles, reviews, and press releases for the companies listed in this report. We located articles on models of grills, reviews, new releases, and company partnerships, but we were unable to find information on corporate officers or their emails and phone numbers.
Since many of these companies are small, and most are privately-owned, it can be assumed that they do not wish to make their corporate offices known to the public, or they do not have a CMO or VP of Marketing. In place of CMOs or VPs of Marketing, we used another corporate officer or employee whose name was available to the public, and when that employee email or phone number was not available, we used the main corporate email and main phone number.
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Patio Heater Manufacturers-Part 2

The requested overview and contact information for the companies in rows 8 to 12 of the PATIO HEATERS tab of the spreadsheet have been entered. Jeff Wechsler is the Director of Sales and Marketing at Rhino Event Equipment.

IR ENERGY

DETROIT RADIANT PRODUCTS COMPANY

MODINE MANUFACTURING COMPANY

GHP GROUP

RHINO EVENT EQUIPMENT

RESEARCH STRATEGY

We were unable to find CMO or VP of marketing for any of the companies, after an extensive search we have provided the most senior marketing employee at each company. We began our research on each company's website and found information about each manufacturer that is included in this report. Some sites had an employee or other corporate officers, but none of the sites had information on its CMO or VP of Marketing.
We then moved our research to email and phone locator sites such as Hunter, Zoominfo, and Rocket Reach, but we were unable to find the companies on these sites. We also reviewed business sites such as Hoovers, Crunchbase, and the Better Business Bureau, where we located more company information, including corporate contact emails and phone numbers. However, we were unable to locate the name of the company CMOs or VPs of Marketing. We also reviewed social media sites such as LinkedIn and Facebook for the companies and employees and located some employees for the listed companies, but no CMO or VP of Marketing was found.

Next, we explored news portals such as Business Wire, and Bloomberg for articles, reviews, and press releases for the companies listed in this report. We located articles on models of grills, reviews, new releases, and company partnerships, but we were unable to find information on corporate officers or their emails and phone numbers.
Since many of these companies are small, and most are privately-owned, it can be assumed that they do not wish to make their corporate offices known to the public, or they do not have a CMO or VP of Marketing. In place of CMOs or VPs of Marketing, we used another corporate officer or employee whose name was available to the public, and when that employee email or phone number was not available, we used the main corporate email and main phone number.
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Paper Shredder/Laminator Manufacturers-Part 1

Nancy Heaton is the Vice President Global Marketing at Fellowes and John Davis is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Martin Yale. We have summarized the requested information of the paper shredders/laminators companies in rows 3 to 7 of the attached spreadsheet.

FELLOWES

  • Fellowes offers a variety of products including business machines and workspace management products. The company is located in Illinois, United States and employs more than 2,000 people across the world.
  • Fellowes has an estimated annual revenue of $5,3 million.
  • Nancy Heaton is the Vice President Global Marketing - Work Solutions, her email address is nheaton@fellowes.com and phone number is 630-671-5139.

GBC

MARTIN YALE

INTIMUS

AURORA

  • Aurora is a provider of a range of office machines and they have customers all over North America. The company is headquartered in Torrance, California and it has a large network of office superstores, national retailers and regional distributors.
  • Aurora has an estimated annual revenue of $5 million and 25 employees.
  • Aurora general email address is info@auroracorp.com and phone number is 1-800-327-8508.

RESEARCH STRATEGY:

We couldn't find any employee information for GBC, Intimus or Aurora.

First, we started our search by scanning each company website, where we hoped to find information about their top executives in marketing. Unfortunately, none of this web pages had any marketing employees listed.

Next, we searched through LinkedIn, Crunchbase, ZoomInfo and other business databases hoping that we will find information about their marketing executives. While these pages did provide some of their employees names, none of them matched our requirements.

After that, we scanned various news, press releases and similar publications including Business Wire, Bloomberg among others where we wanted to find if there were any marketing executives from the listed companies mentioned. We only found some outdated articles mentioning the companies, but there were no marketing employees listed on any of these pages.

Finally, since we couldn't find the names of marketing executives we added general email addresses and phone numbers for the companies.
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Paper Shredder/Laminator Manufacturers-Part 2

The requested overview and contact information for the companies in rows 8 to 12 of the PAPER SHREDDERS/LAMINATORS of the spreadsheet have been entered. Bill Besold is the Marketing Director at Royal Sovereign. Swingline is a division of ACCO World.

GOECOLIFE

ROYAL SOVEREIGN

SWINGLINE

INDUSTRIAL SHREDDERS

AMERI-SHRED CORP

  • Ameri-Shred has a variety of industrial paper shredders. Its headquarters are in Alpena, MI and the company was founded in 1987.
  • Ameri-Shred has an estimated revenue of $14.8 million and employees 74 people.

RESEARCH STRATEGY

We could not find any employee information for GoEcoLife, or Industrial Shredders. We began our research on each company's website and found information about each manufacturer that is included in this report. Some sites had an employee or other corporate officers, but none of the sites had information on its CMO or VP of Marketing.
We then moved our research to email and phone locator sites such as Hunter, Zoominfo, and Rocket Reach, but we were unable to find the companies on these sites. We also reviewed business sites such as Hoovers, Crunchbase, and the Better Business Bureau, where we located more company information, including corporate contact emails and phone numbers. However, we were unable to locate the name of the company CMOs or VPs of Marketing. We also reviewed social media sites such as LinkedIn and Facebook for the companies and employees and located some employees for the listed companies, but no CMO or VP of Marketing was found.
Next, we explored news portals such as Business Wire, and Bloomberg for articles, reviews, and press releases for the companies listed in this report. We located articles on models of paper shredders, reviews, new releases, and company partnerships, but we were unable to find information on corporate officers or their emails and phone numbers.
Since many of these companies are small, and most are privately-owned, it can be assumed that they do not wish to make their corporate offices known to the public, or they do not have a CMO or VP of Marketing. In place of CMOs or VPs of Marketing, we used another corporate officer or employee whose name was available to the public, and when that employee email or phone number was not available, we used the main corporate email and main phone number.
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Paper Shredder/Laminator Manufacturers-Part 3

On the attached spreadsheet, the information for the companies has been filled out for rows 13 to 17, columns B to G. Joseph Barush is the marketing director of Allegheny Shredder, Scott Maxfield is the marketing director for Llyod's Indiana, Dave Williams is the director of marketing for Whitaker Brothers and Jason Bradley is the VP of sales and marketing for Republic Machine.

Allegheny Shredder

  • Allegheny Shredders was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Pennsylvania. The company manufactures high capacity shredding systems and has an estimated revenue of $9 million.
  • Joseph Barush is the marketing director and sales representative at Allegheny Shredders.
  • His contact is (800) 245-2497.

Llyod's of Indiana

  • Llyod's of Indiana is a supplier of the graphic and print finishing industries that provide high-quality equipment and supplies for binding machines, laminators.
  • The company was founded in 1987, has an estimated revenue of $29.4 million and 147 employees.
  • Scott Maxfield is the marketing director of Llyod's of Indiana.
  • His phone contact: 877-626-6848.

Whitaker Brothers

Kobra Shredder

  • Kobra Shredder was founded in, and is headquartered, in South Yarra, Australia.
  • The company has an estimated revenue of $8.6 million and 43 employees. The company stocks the largest range of SCEC endorsed paper & media shredders, destructors and sell the largest range of NSA Approved degaussers.
  • The main contact is (858) 552-0290.

Republic Machine

RESEARCH STRATEGY

The identity of the chief marketing officer or vice president of marketing for Kobrad Shredders is not available in the public domain. Research began by combing through the company's website for the leadership of the company with the expectation of finding the information in the "About" pages of the website. Unfortunately, the company does not list its leadership team, and we couldn't provide the information using this strategy.

Next, we searched for profiles of Kobrad Shredders on business databases and professional networking sites such as ZoomInfo, Datafox, Kompass, LinkedIn, Crunchbase, Bloomberg. On LinkedIn, we used the site's filter option to search for all employees of the company listed on the site. After searching through all employees listed on the site, we couldn't find any information on the director, CMO or VP of marketing for each company.

Then, we searched for third-party professional email finding tools such as Hunter.io, Voila Norbet, ContactOut, Rocketreach, eMail Finder, and Anymail Finder, among others. Using this strategy, we hoped to find the contact address for any marketing position for the company. This was in addition to the company's blog posts and mentions on media sites. Finally, research included looking for any interviews by the leadership of the company. Through this strategy, we were hoping to find a mention or an interview by CMO or any person holding a marketing position in the company. Unfortunately, we were not able to provide the requested information after carrying out an exhaustive search.

To conclude the research, we have provided the company's email address and phone number in the absence of the CMO or Directors or vice president of marketing.


Sources
Sources

From Part 03
From Part 04
Quotes
  • ""Onward Manufacturing Company has been building and distributing top quality products for over a century. Creating reliable and dependable products for you remains our top priority. We are also committed to building a lasting relationship with you and are proud to have been carrying on that tradition for over two decades with our Broil King® brand.""
Quotes
  • "Located in Wilmington, NC the Wilmington Grill Line of grills is manufactured by JCC Outdoor Products With our exclusive seven-sided top design, heavy gauge 304 stainless steel constructions and one of the industry’s best warranties, we proudly ship grills to our retailers across the country. JCC Outdoor Products has a reputation of manufacturing high quality grills that consistently outperforms the competition."