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Brad Countryman

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Local Address: Maine, United States
Cethial & Bossche Publishers
 
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Founder
    Hummingbird Toy Company , LTD
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Web References
About BC & BC history, What's Next Factory Direct Online Store - yo-yos, high quality toys, gifts, and games
www.bcyoyos.com, 21 Nov 2003 [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.
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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.
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Brad and Tom have collaborated for over 15 years in manufacturing many of the Tom Kuhn yo-yos.
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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.
Brad Countryman lives in Maine, ...
www.tomkuhn.com, 31 May 2014 [cached]
Brad Countryman lives in Maine, among the hardwood forests of New England.
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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.
About BC & BC history, What's Next Factory Direct Online Store - yo-yos, high quality toys, gifts, and games
www.whatsnextmfg.com, 8 June 1999 [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.
Brad Countryman lives in Maine, ...
tomkuhn.com, 12 Jan 2009 [cached]
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.
Brad Countryman of What's ...
www.ayya.net, 1 Dec 1997 [cached]
Brad Countryman of What's Next is no newcomer to yo-yos and manufactures a top notch line of BC wooden yo-yos.Brad and Tom have collaborated for over 12 years in manufacturing many of the Tom Kuhn yo-yo models.
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Brad is a craftsman in the old tradition, and got his start creating wooden carousel animals -examples of which are in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.Brad's BC Yo-Yo line now encompasses a broad spectrum of the finest high performance yo-yos in the world including the Tom Kuhn Yo-Yo models.Tom continues to innovate and collaborate with Brad in providing exceptional yo-yos to the discerning aficionado.
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by: Brad Countryman
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Brad Countryman (BC) is the founder and owner of What's Next mfg., inc., manufacturer of BCÔ and Tom KuhnÔ YO-YO's.
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Brad Countryman was also the creator of the Hummingbird YO-YO's 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, wood sculptor, designer with expertise in Business Management Cost Accounting, engineering and manufacturing of wooden products and components, Sales and Marketing and Product Development and Creative design.
As 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, hobby horses and pull toys.The elaborate furniture designs and hobby horse constructed created a scrap wood problem.As a wood worker he could not throw these pieces of wood away.The solution: The YO-YO, as a gag item to sell locally.
In 1981, he took his furniture, hobby horses and pull toys to the New York Toy Fair (worlds largest toy trade show) along with a few unpacked YO-YO's thrown over the back drop of his exhibit.Guess what?!
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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.
Upon the closing of the old company, the local Chamber of Commerce was inundated with calls from Hummingbird YO-YO dealers trying to find BC and his YO-YO's.
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Countryman developed the complete line of BCÔ YO-YO's in '95.Shortly after starting What's Next, Dr. Tom Kuhn (renowned YO-YO inventor) granted Brad an exclusive license to manufacturer and distribute the well known line of Tom Kuhn YO-YO's.
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Brad and Tom have collaborated for over 12 years in manufacturing many of the tom Kuhn YO-YO's.
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Brad Countryman and What's Next mfg., inc. are dedicated to crafting the finest running, and looking YO-YO's available anywhere in the world.Brad and Tom continue to work together in the search for the perfect YO-YO.
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