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Our Company

Instant Brands employs over 2,400 employees on four continents. For over 100 years, our brands have been innovators in helping people make and enjoy food together. Today, our products are in millions of homes worldwide.

Brands inspired by people

Our brands help create moments of togetherness. We are constantly powered by the feedback our consumers share.

History of innovation

Born of innovation, each of our brands has led their respective category with products designed to meet important consumer needs!

  • 1915

    Pyrex® launches its first 12 heat-resistant glass bakeware products

  • 1925

    Pyrex® launches the iconic measuring cup

  • 1930

    Chicago Cutlery® starts as a knife sharpening service for butchers in the stockyards of Chicago

  • 1947

    Pyrex® introduces opal glass mixing bowls, in a variety of bright colors

  • 1957

    Pyrex® introduces casserole dishes, with decorative patterns

  • 1958

    CorningWare® introduces its first cookware products, each with the iconic "Cornflower" design

  • 1969

    Chicago Cutlery® introduces professional-level knives for home use

  • 1970

    Corelle® introduces its proprietary 3-layer glass dinnerware, in a single pattern: Winter Frost White

  • 1973

    Corelle® enters the Middle Eastern market

  • 1976

    Chicago Cutlery® introduces a wooden storage block to hold an entire set of kitchen knives

  • 1977

    Pyrex® introduces decorative tinted transparent glass bakeware

  • 1978

    Corelle® enters the Japanese market

  • 1978

    CorningWare® introduces the French White® collection, and it instantly becomes a best-seller

  • 1980

    CorningWare® introduces the Visions® brand of see-through cookware

  • 1986

    Pyrex® introduces 'Rainbow' mixing bowls

  • 1987

    Chicago Cutlery® patents an ergonomic handle for commercial use

  • 1988

    Corelle® enters the South Korean market

  • 1994

    Snapware introduces plastic storage for food and home with its leak-proof snap-top lid

  • 1995

    Pyrex® introduces "Portables" storage-and-carrying case sets for on-the-go cooks

  • 1998

    Corelle® enters the Indian market

  • 2001

    Corelle® enters the Mexican market

  • 2005

    Corelle® introduces Square, an entirely new shape for its plates

  • 2006

    Corelle® enters the Chinese market

  • 2010

    Instant Brands™ launches the revolutionary Instant Pot

  • 2010

    CorningWare introduces etch® a textured artisan-inspired stoneware line

  • 2012

    Instant Pot™ Lux is the most advanced pressure cooker available on the market

  • 2014

    Pyrex® reaches a milestone, producing 100 million pieces of Pyrex over the past 10 years

  • 2015

    Pyrex® celebrates its 100th Anniversary

  • 2016

    Pyrex® launches the uniquely crafted, one-of-a-kind Watercolor Collection

  • 2016

    Chicago Cutlery® introduces the Prime collection with an innovative ergonomic handle

  • 2018

    CorningWare® celebrates its 60th Anniversary

  • 2018

    Pyrex® launches two-color decorated food storage

  • 2018

    Corelle’s Corning, NY facility named Factory of the Future

  • 2020

    Instant brands™ introduces Instant Pod, venturing into the coffee category

Offices around the world

Instant Brands is made up of a team of employees working in offices around the globe. We have manufacturing, product development and distribution operations in the United States and the Asia-Pacific region, and retail channels around the world.

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  • Downers Grove, IL
    World Headquarters
    3025 Highland Parkway,
    Suite 700, Downers Grove, IL 60515
    800-367-8600
  • Bentonville, AR
    Sales Office
    111 SE 22nd Street
    Bentonville, AR 72712
    479-464-4207
  • Byhalia, MS
  • Charleroi, PA
    Manufacturing Offices and Plant (Pyrex)
    100 Eighth Street
    Charleroi, PA 15022
    724-489-2292
  • Corning, NY
    Manufacturing Offices and Plant (Corelle)
    One Steuben Street
    Corning, NY 14830
    607-377-3600
  • Greencastle, PA
    Distribution Center and Offices
    12000 Molly Pitcher HWY South
    Greencastle, PA 17225
    800-356-1478
  • Minneapolis, MN
    Sales Office
    800 LaSalle Avenue
    Suite 1825
    Minneapolis, MN 55402
    612-332-2482
  • Mira Loma, CA
    Manufacturing Plant (Snapware)
    3900 Hamner Avenue
    Mira Loma, CA 91752
    951-361-3100
  • Oakville, ON Canada
    Sales Office
    2265 Upper Middle Road East
    Suite 102
    Oakville, Ontario Canada L6H 0G5
    800-263-2510
  • Riverside, CA
    Distribution Center
    2325 Cottonwood Ave.
    Riverside, CA 92508
    951-567-2550
  • Corelle Brands Australia
    Country Headquarters
    29 - 31 O'Riordan St.
    P.O. Box 291
    Alexandria, N S W 2015
    +61 2 9317 1000
  • Corelle Brands Beijing
    Regional Headquarters
    D-603, CATIC Plaza, NO.15 Ronghua Road South
    Daxing, Beijing 100176
    +86 10 8578 9566
  • Corelle Brands Shanghai
    Regional Headquarters
    2nd floor, 3rd floor, B6 BETWIN
    No. 332 Lao San Road
    China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone, 20012
    + 86 21 5163 5338
  • Corelle Brands Shenzhen
    Regional Headquarters
    11A, Ben Yuan Building
    6015 Shen'nan Road, Fu Tian District
    Shenzhen 518040
    +86 755 2515 5666
  • Corelle Brands Japan
    Country Headquarters
    Marinx Tower 4F, 1-9-11 Kaigan
    Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0022
    +81 (36) 435-9414
  • Corelle Brands Korea
    Country Headquarters
    8F, KT&G Daechi Tower,
    8, Teheranro 98-Gil, Gangnam-gu
    Seoul 06183
    +82 22-670-7800
  • Corelle Brands Malaysia
    Country Headquarters
    PLO 315 Jalan Perak
    Kawasan Perindustrian Pasir Gudang 81700
    Pasir Gudang Johor
    60-07 251 6368
  • Corelle Brands Philippines
    Country Headquarters
    Mega World International
    12/F Petron Mega Plaza Building
    Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue
    Makati City 1200
    +63 (2) 889 2241
  • Corelle Brands Singapore
    Country Headquarters
    238A Thomson Road, #25-09/10,
    Novena Square Tower A
    Singapore 30768
    +65-6468-2008
  • Corelle Brands Taiwan
    Country Headquarters
    3rd Floor, No. 188, Sec. 5
    Nanjing East Road
    Taipei 105
    886 (2) 2747 3930
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Meet the Team

Instant Brands is a collaborative global organization fostered by leaders committed to growth through innovative products and outstanding consumer experiences.

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    Ben Gadbois Chief Executive Officer Read More
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    Ben Gadbois Chief Executive Officer

    Ben Gadbois is responsible for leading the Company’s strategic vision, global core growth strategies. He is relentlessly focused on maximizing value creation by enabling transformational projects to deliver increased innovation and organizational efficiencies, driving profitable growth , pushing global expansion, building new capabilities and developing world class talent. Ben has more than 20 years of leadership experience. He was former President and COO at Spin Master, one of the top children’s toy, game and entertainment companies in the world. He also worked at Newell Brands holding various leadership positions, including global President of Rubbermaid and Black & Decker.

    Favorite Together Using Our Products:
    Using our Instant Pot to make the most amazing chili for family and friends.

    Most Meaningful Company Value:
    Open Mindset. This value allows us to grow at work, as a team and personally.

    Hobbies:
    5 am CrossFit workouts 7 days a week

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    Bill Hess Chief Operating Officer Read More
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    Bill Hess Chief Operating Officer

    Bill Hess has 30+ years of global experience in consumer product companies. He has held leadership roles of many functions including operations, supply chain, R&D, engineering and IT at Spin Master and Newell Rubbermaid.

    Favorite Together Using Our Products:
    Using our Pyrex measuring cups, mixing bowls and storage containers to create my secret sauce and rub for my world-famous hickory smoked ribs. It’s my secret DAD weapon to create great family time out of thin air!

    Most Meaningful Company Value:
    Integrity. Without integrity you cannot build trust and without trust you cannot be “One Team” nor develop real love with our consumers, nor challenge an open mindset and you definitely cannot work across a global company.

    Hobbies:
    Fishing and riding my Harley through the mountains

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    Nick Hewitt Chief Financial Officer Read More
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    Nick Hewitt Chief Financial Officer

    Nick Hewitt has more than 20 years of private and public company international financial, treasury, operational finance and accounting experience across a range of industries at companies including Marks and Spencer, Ardagh Group and PwC.

    Favorite Together Using Our Products:
    Using our Instant Pot, to make my signature dish ‘5P’ with my daughters. What started out as an emergency “what’s the in the fridge for dinner” in Ireland is now twice as fast to make and tastes twice as good.

    Most Meaningful Company Value:
    Integrity. High integrity teams always achieve tremendous results.

    Hobbies:
    Cycling and tennis taxi for my daughters

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    Cathy Landman Chief Legal and Human Resources Officer Read More
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    Cathy Landman Chief Legal and Human Resources Officer

    Cathy Landman has more than 30 years of experience navigating risk and providing strategic legal advice to global business teams at consumer product companies, including Pampered Chef, Jostens and Mary Kay. Her broad experience also includes leading human resources, compliance, licensing, risk and EHS.

    Favorite Together Using Our Products:
    Using our Pyrex and CorningWare to make any chocolate dessert with my daughter – from my grandma’s yummy cake (from her handwritten recipe), to gooey molten cakes to fluffy chocolate mousse!

    Most Meaningful Company Value:
    Open Mindset. To grow our global business, we must embrace and respect different points of view. This requires us to actively listen to each other, especially when we disagree. With an open mindset, we can build on each other’s ideas to identify, align and execute to better solutions together.

    Hobbies:
    Swimming, reading, hiking and traveling

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    Pushpa Gopalan Chief Marketing Officer Read More
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    Pushpa Gopalan Chief Marketing Officer

    Pushpa Gopalan brings more 20 years of building brands – big and small – as one of the leading CPG strategists at Leo Burnett to Instant Brands. She will help transform the company into a consumer- and brand-driven organization. Her focus is on unleashing the power of these storied brands through purpose-driven integrated brand experiences – and energizing multi-disciplinary teams to deliver them flawlessly.

    Favorite Together Using Our Products:
    Using our Instant Pot to cook a big batch of Indian food for quick weeknight dinners. I protect that with my young son because getting his take on the world is instantly restorative and has you ready for anything.

    Most Meaningful Company Value:
    One Team. I love creating a sense of belonging. It’s important for people to know that they part of something. With deep roots in Germany, India and the US, I have learned to create a feeling of home, of together wherever I find my people.

    Hobbies:
    Movies, reading, cooking as stress relief

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    Louise Ocasion Senior Vice President, Marketing, ecommerce and Commercial Engagement Read More
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    Louise Ocasion Senior Vice President, Marketing, ecommerce and Commercial Engagement

    • 15+ years of experience and success working in the consumer goods and entertainment industries
    • Joined company in July 2020
    • Prior experience at Spin Master, Warner Brothers and Electronic Arts

    Favorite Together Using Our Products:
    Using my Instant Pot to experiment making ethnic foods like chicken adobo for dinner parties with friends.

    Most Meaningful Company Value and Why:
    Wow our Consumers. At the end of the day, our sole purpose is to bring joy to our consumers, making daily tasks in the kitchen more enjoyable and easy.

    Hobbies:
    Running, hiking, and writing

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    Tony Carfagno Executive Vice President, GBU Cutting and Specialty Solutions, North American Sales and LATAM Read More
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    Tony Carfagno Executive Vice President, GBU Cutting and Specialty Solutions, North American Sales and LATAM

    Tony Carfagno has more than 30 years in consumer products, selling power brands across multiple channels globally. Leadership experience at Black & Decker and Igloo.

    Favorite Together Using Our Products:
    Using our Pyrex bakeware, helping my wife make her outstanding lasagna. Her homemade sauce is off the charts!

    Most Meaningful Company Value:
    Open Mindset. It is essential to be open to different viewpoints and to pivot as necessary to meet the needs of an ever-changing marketplace.

    Hobbies:
    Lifting weights, any major sporting event, and classic cars

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    Sameer Garg Senior Vice President, GBU Instant Home Solutions Read More
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    Sameer Garg Senior Vice President, GBU Instant Home Solutions

    Sameer Garg has 15+ years of marketing and business leadership experience in consumer goods at SC Johnson and Reckitt Benckiser, including Global Division Head of the Home Storage Division and the General Manager of Indonesia/Vietnam market at SC Johnson.

    Favorite Together Using Our Products:
    Using my Instant Pot to create Momo (Nepalese version of steamed dumplings), a family tradition for celebrating special events.

    Most Meaningful Company Value:
    One Team. Success is a team sport. Teamwork makes the dream work!

    Hobbies:
    Swimming, yoga, and playing tennis with my sons

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    Raul Ruiz Senior Vice President, GBU Housewares and Modern Design Read More
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    Raul Ruiz Senior Vice President, GBU Housewares and Modern Design

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    Peter Chan President and CEO, Asia Read More
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    Peter Chan President and CEO, Asia

    Peter Chen has 30 years of international sales, merchandising, retail and brand licensing experience in consumer goods. Over the last 11 years Peter Chan built the Corelle Brands China operation from the ground up, paving the way for the company to become one of the leading imported household brands in Greater China.

    Favorite Together Using Our Products:
    Using our Visions product, my family makes all of our favorite dishes like sabu sabu.

    Most Meaningful Company Value:
    Integrity. Integrity is the backbone to the company as it enables us to build our teams, our credibility with consumers, our brands, and our business.

    Hobbies:
    Playing pool

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    Chris Stevens President, EMEA, Australia and New Zealand Read More
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    Chris Stevens President, EMEA, Australia and New Zealand

    Chris Stevens joined the company when Corelle Brands and Instant Brands merged in 2019. At Instant Brands Chris was responsible for creating and implementing explosive growth strategies in retail stores and online. Prior to Instant Brands, Chris had a successful career in Retail Housewares at companies such as Boots, Sainsbury and Dixons Carphone.

    Favorite Together Using Our Products:
    Using my Instant Pot to cook risotto for the family.

    Most Meaningful Company Value:
    Wow our Consumers. We need to delight consumers for the best experience at every stage of the consumer’s journey.

    Hobbies:
    Sports, especially Rugby

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    Wade Kellems Vice President, North American Sales Read More
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    Wade Kellems Vice President, North American Sales

    Wade Kellems has 15+ years in global sales in the small appliance industry working with Instant Brands and Blendtec.

    Favorite Together Using Our Products:
    Using my Instant Pot to make loads of broth with my wife at the end of the summer, enjoying everything from our garden.

    Most Meaningful Company Value:
    One Team. To be one team requires openness and collaboration so we can share ideas to accomplish our goals.

    Hobbies:
    Cooking, gardening and foraging for blueberries and mushrooms

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    Andrew Warburton Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer Read More
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    Andrew Warburton Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer

    Andrew Warburton has 20+ years of experience leading technology teams and consumer care teams in consumer products and high tech industries.

    Favorite Together Using Our Products:
    Using my Vortex Plus air fryer, to make chicken wings to enjoy with friends and family during Sunday football games.

    Most Meaningful Company Value:
    Wow our Consumers. We must delight consumers to offer products that offer them real solutions and impact their lives.

    Hobbies:
    Cooking, hiking, fishing, travelling and spending fun times with my two teenagekids