SAN DIEGO, April 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Original Grain, the premier maker of wood and steel watches, is celebrating several key milestones, including six years in business, a long-standing partnership with Trees for the Future, and rounding out its leadership team to strengthen the brand's overall style. The recent appointment of Scott Young as Lead Watch Designer, Henry Ford as Chief Executive Officer and Quentin Wilson as Vice President of Marketing will advance the company's operations by strategically approaching promotions, innovatively crafting new designs and growing its philanthropic mission.
"Design and sustainability has always been at the forefront of who we are. We're excited to take our product designs, partnerships and the overall brand performance to the next level with Scott at the helm of design," said Ryan Beltran, Co-Founder of Original Grain.
After establishing himself as a leader in watch design over a six year stint at Movado through research, collaboration, 2D illustration and 3D modeling, Young comes to Original Grain with vast experience in the design world. From beginning in toy design for NERF, electronic design for Motorola and exhibit design for companies including Maserati, Fiat and Chrysler, Young followed his love for creating unique watches which led him to Movado, Adidas, Lacoste Ferrari and now Original Grain. Through Young's interest, expertise and appreciation for raw materials, Original Grain will be able to continue to produce timepieces inspired by nature that stand out stylistically in the designer watch category.
"When my brother and I started this company six years ago, our vision was to build a company that was not only based on authenticity and innovation, but also on giving back to the global community," said Andrew Beltran, Co-Founder of Original Grain. "With Young, Ford and Wilson on board, we look forward to continue to differentiate our watches from others in the category. We love pushing the boundaries on the types of materials, woods, and other elements we can integrate into our designs, while also focusing on empowering global communities for a better tomorrow."
Original Grain proudly plants a new tree for every watch purchased and holds a unique partnership with Trees for the Future, a nonprofit dedicated to planting trees around the world. As of Earth Day 2019, Original Grain is proud to be planting its 500,000th tree in Senegal, Africa, and celebrate the direct impact the company has had on the lives of thousands of families in Africa.
In addition to its philanthropic work with Trees for the Future, Original Grain has a unique tie to MLB in several cities throughout the U.S. The company's new CEO and VP of Marketing are excited about the numerous initiatives that the young entrepreneurs already established and look forward to furthering solid brand-right partnerships during their tenure with the company.
Ford, a seasoned executive with over 30 years of success leading businesses ranging from startups to large corporations, said about his recent appointment, "Original Grain is at the forefront of the industry and I'm proud to be taking on this new role with a world-class, sustainably-focused company. As CEO, I look forward to furthering the company's progress and continuing to help redefine what one should expect from a watch." His retail experience managing the McDonald's and Seagram businesses for Arnold Advertising, and his most recent ten-year career at FOX Sports will be essential in strengthening business strategies, accelerating productivity and driving growth.
As the former Head of Regional Marketing at Qdoba Mexican Eats, Wilson brings an accomplished background to the Original Grain team, most notably in the quick service restaurant industry. Holding various high-level marketing positions at companies including the McDonald's Corporation, Raising Cane's, and Capriotti's Sandwich Shop, Wilson has extensive experience cultivating profitability and played a key role in over 200 restaurant openings. His cross-functional brand marketing oversight will be indispensable as Original Grain achieves sustainable revenue progression.
To learn more about Original Grain, visit: https://www.originalgrain.com/.
About Original Grain
Original Grain is the premier maker of wood and steel watches. A leader in the specialty watch category, Original Grain has seamlessly integrated wood and steal with a focus on quality, craftsmanship, authenticity, style and story since 2013. Partnering with Trees for the Future, Original Grain has planted one tree for every watch sold since 2015, helping to foster sustainability and empowerment.
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