Essential Wholesale, manufacturer and distributor of the largest selection of naturally derived bulk cosmetic bases, aromatherapy and soap making supplies along with its private label contract manufacturing division Essential Labs, has been sold.
November 30, 2011 Dennis and Kayla Fioravanti sold the company they started in their home back in 1998 to their Chief Operating Officer Diane Humke along with a group of managers and investors.
Essential Wholesale’s customers and employees will continue to experience a seamless transition because the leadership team to include Diane Humke, Laura Badcock, Rick Hume, Barry Weinmann and Alex Badcock along with all the other amazing employees have virtually been running the company with very limited involvement from Dennis or Kayla for the last several years. Dennis and Kayla plan to consult with the new company.
Both Dennis and Kayla have already begun new ventures in different industries and are happy to field any questions about how a small business owner transitions to new adventures.
Meet the Owner & Leadership Team:
Diane Humke, President
Rick Hume Executive, VP and Chief Operating Officer
Laura Badcock, VP of Product and Customer Development
Barry Weinmann, VP of Production and Distribution
Alex Badcock, VP of Graphics and Design
The Future of the Company:
In early 2012 Essential Wholesale will be moving to a 58,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Portland, Oregon. This new facility will make it possible for Essential Wholesale and Essential Labs to grow by offering more automated production, higher storage capacity, and more direct buying capability. Essential Wholesale will remain a certified organic manufacturer and handler and FDA registered facility with even more capacity to help you grow your business. The future of Essential Wholesale is extremely bright. The new leadership has exciting plans to make doing business with Essential Wholesale that much better for their customers. You can expect the same great products, amazing customer service and innovative ideas going forward.
“We have loved every minute of our Essential Wholesale journey. We are excited to hand over our baby to our mentor, friend and all around smart business cookie, Diane Humke. We could not have asked for a better team to take Essential Wholesale to the next level. We know that Diane & the management team will make this company a huge success benefiting all the customers that have been our friends over the years and our employees who are like family to us. We are truly blessed.”