About Us

About Us

 

Blackwood Industries, Inc. is a privately-held organization based in Orlando, Florida with offices in Bentonville, Arkansas and New Hartford, New York.  Founded in 1998 by John White, Chairman of the Board, Blackwood's objective is to provide solution-based services to our client partners in the food service, CPG and product development industries.  For over a decade, we have been dedicated to helping our customers reach their sales, sourcing, and financial goals.

Blackwood's client list boasts industry names such as Olive Garden®, Red Lobster®, Outback Steakhouse®, Wal-Mart® and Sam's Club®.  Mr. White attributes his company's success to its ability to source high quality products at extremely competitive prices.

Whatever your needs might be, the Blackwood team is here to help.


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John White, Founder and CEO

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Mr. White is Chairman of the Board and CEO of  Blackwood Industries, Inc., which is one of the nations leading suppliers to the casual dining industry.

Mr. White graduated from the University of Denver and began a career in advertising on Madison Avenue.  After four years, an opportunity presented itself and John left New York for the food industry.  Since then he has held a variety of senior management positions in fields as diverse as retail apparel, consumer packaged food and food service.

John has also been President of two major food companies.

In 1998, Mr. White founded Blackwood Industries in his basement with two products and an eye to stripping the fat out of a bloated supply chain.  He was determined to deliver quality products at sharp prices and his customers responded.

Today, John enjoys warm relationships with high level executives throughout the retail and food service industries.

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Sales & Marketing

Sales & Marketing
Selling to the country's largest retailers can be a minefield.  The difference between success and failure could hinge on something as small as a checked box on a vendor agreement.  We are...
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Product Development

Product Development
Every product sitting on the shelf today originally began as a concept.  Great ideas are abundant but harnessing and converting them into marketable products is a process.  Blackwood...
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Logistics

Logistics
One of the major challenges facing companies daily is getting product from point A to point B.  Today, with fewer trucks on the road and the high demand of increased freight makes managing...
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Food Service

Food Service
Blackwood Industries is one of the nation's leading suppliers to the food service and hospitality industries.  Originally, this division catered exclusively to casual dining and was entirely...
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