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Brad Countryman

Director of Sales and Marketing

Hansa-North-America

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Countryman Commercialization


American Yo-Yo Association


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Tom Kuhn

Co-Founder


Hummingbird Toy Company , LTD

Founder


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www.tomkuhn.com

Brad Countryman lives in Maine, among the hardwood forests of New England.
Combined with his status as a master craftsman (his handmade wooden carousel horses and other projects have been featured in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Lemelson Center, Smithsonian Museum, Burchfield Center and Albright-Knox Art Gallery) makes Brad the world's undisputed authority on the manufacture of wooden yo-yos.


tomkuhn.com

Brad Countryman lives in Maine, among the hardwood forests of New England.
Part artist, part scientist, Brad oversees the production Tom Kuhn Custom Yo-Yos and is constantly pushing the limits of wood (with its inherent inconsistencies), reaching new levels of precision and balance. Nearly three decades of experience with producing wooden toys, combine with his status as a master craftsman (his handmade wooden carousel horses have been featured in the Smithsonian Museum) to make Brad the world's undisputed authority on the manufacture of wooden yo-yos.


www.whatsnextmfg.com [cached]

Brad Countryman (BC) is the founder and owner of What's Next mfg., inc: manufacturer of BC and Tom Kuhn Yo-Yos. BC is the father of 3 beautiful children, 2 daughters and a son. Also the creator of the Hummingbird Yo-Yos and founder of Hummingbird Toy Company, LTD ("HTC"), formerly Country Wood Shop, in 1979.BC achieved a series of successes throughout his career.Brad is a master craftsman, sculptor, and designer with expertise in business management, engineering, manufacturing, sales and marketing, product development and creative design. As a furniture designer and builder in the late 70's, and as he started a family, he began to look for fun children's things to build.He built children's furniture, carousel horses and pull toys.The elaborate furniture designs and carousel horse construction created a scrap wood problem.As a wood worker he kept every piece of wood for future use.The solution: The Yo-Yo. BC developed a significant following for Hummingbird products in the specialty retail market, positioning the skill toy lines as #1 in quality and has developed a significant reputation in custom wood products manufacturing due to his extensive knowledge in this field.Countryman sold 70% of Hummingbird Toy Company in 1991 but remained with the company as Creative and Marketing Director until April of '95 when Hummingbird Toy Company closed it's doors. Due to overwhelming support from specialty retailers, BC founded a new company, What's Next mfg., inc. To start the new company, Countryman developed the complete line of BC yo-yos to supply demand in the lower price point markets and incorporated Dr. Tom Kuhn's (renowned yo-yo inventor) line of world renowned custom yo-yos for the higher-end specialty markets.Brad and Tom have collaborated for over 15 years in manufacturing many of the Tom Kuhn yo-yos.Brad Countryman and the crafts people of What's Next mfg., inc. are dedicated to crafting the finest of their type products available anywhere in the world.Brad Countryman and Tom Kuhn continue to work together in the search for the perfect yo-yo.


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Brad Countryman (BC) is the founder and owner of What's Next mfg., inc: manufacturer of BC and Tom Kuhn Yo-Yos. BC is the father of 3 beautiful children, 2 daughters and a son. Also the creator of the Hummingbird Yo-Yos and founder of Hummingbird Toy Company, LTD ("HTC"), formerly Country Wood Shop, in 1979.BC achieved a series of successes throughout his career.Brad is a master craftsman, sculptor, and designer with expertise in business management, engineering, manufacturing, sales and marketing, product development and creative design. As a furniture designer and builder in the late 70's, and as he started a family, he began to look for fun children's things to build.He built children's furniture, carousel horses and pull toys.The elaborate furniture designs and carousel horse construction created a scrap wood problem.As a wood worker he kept every piece of wood for future use.The solution: The Yo-Yo. BC developed a significant following for Hummingbird products in the specialty retail market, positioning the skill toy lines as #1 in quality and has developed a significant reputation in custom wood products manufacturing due to his extensive knowledge in this field.Countryman sold 70% of Hummingbird Toy Company in 1991 but remained with the company as Creative and Marketing Director until April of '95 when Hummingbird Toy Company closed it's doors. To start the new company, Countryman developed the complete line of BC yo-yos to supply demand in the lower price point markets and incorporated Dr. Tom Kuhn's (renowned yo-yo inventor) line of world renowned custom yo-yos for the higher-end specialty markets.Brad and Tom have collaborated for over 15 years in manufacturing many of the Tom Kuhn yo-yos.Brad Countryman and the crafts people of What's Next mfg., inc. are dedicated to crafting the finest of their type products available anywhere in the world.Brad Countryman and Tom Kuhn continue to work together in the search for the perfect yo-yo.


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Fortunately, Brad Countryman, the owner of Hummingbird, is back in business now with his new line of "What's Next Yo-Yos". There were three versions of this model ... a gold, a silver, and a bronze award.All three have the same impressed logo, but with different colored metallic foil.These were never sold. They instead were only given away as prizes at yo-yo contests.For several years,


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