We foster Human Connection in the Kitchen

We make small kitchen appliances and kitchenware for the modern consumer aspiring to make their kitchen a more special place.

We believe in

Accessibility. We make high-quality small kitchen appliances and kitchenware at accessible price points.

Premium Design. Beauty and form are critical. We bring a premium feel to everything we create.

Simplicity. We eliminate complexity, boiling everything down to its simplest form.

Code of Practice

Put the customer first  — Think like an owner — See it through — Care for those around you

Our Story

Founder and CEO Shae Hong is a wellness-obsessed home chef, dad, and low-key sneakerhead. His entrepreneurial spirit and creativity led to the inception of Sensio, now operating as Made by Gather, in 2003 when he was just 25 years old. Although he acknowledges that an understanding of management principles, marketing, and product design + merchandising is essential, he is quick to credit determination and interpersonal relationships as the key to success.

Shae is best known for pioneering a revolution in the kitchenware category. With the launch of Bella in 2011, he was the first to bring on-trend colors and textures to the countertops of America’s design-savvy, progressive consumers. He is ahead of the curve with the modern consumers’ shifting lifestyles, behaviors and preferences and believes that kitchen essentials should serve more than a utilitarian purpose in their lives.

The company has since grown to include multiple consumer brands, a robust private label business, and today has over 100 employees across New York City, Montreal, Hong Kong and China. The company delivers on their mission with a team of designers and engineers, an effective marketing and merchandising program with nationwide retailers, and a laser-like focus on contemporary trends.

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Leadership Team

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Left to right:
Rachel McLaughlin, Sr. Director Marketing
Jason Landun, SVP Sales
Sandra Burdon, Director Sales Operations & Logistics
Vincent Portera, VP Finance & Operations
Shae Hong, Founder and CEO
 Gayle Denman, VP Human Resources
Jean-Nicholas Lafortune, Controller
Jones Kim, CFO

Not Pictured:
Jorge Garcia, VP Engineering
Sean Hsieh, VP China Operations
Martin Garneau, Sr. Director Product Management

Strength in Numbers

$1.5bn+

in Sales since Founding

67

Employees in North America

45

Supply Chain Employees in Asia

Sold in

42,000+

Retail Doors

40+

Product Categories 

15+

Year-Long Partner Relationships

Our Brands

A diverse portfolio of consumer and commercial kitchenware brands.

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Our Brands

A diverse portfolio of consumer and commercial kitchenware brands.

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Private Brands

We design and manufacture kitchenware for leading retailers.

Our singular product development, engineering and supply chain capabilities have engendered the loyalty of consumers and buyers from specialty to mass. Our long-standing customer relationships span across mass, specialty, professional and online.

Private Brands

We design and manufacture kitchenware for leading retailers.

Our singular product development, engineering and supply chain capabilities have engendered the loyalty of consumers and buyers from specialty to mass. Our long-standing customer relationships span across mass, specialty, professional and online.

Approach

We use strategy, data and design to develop products at the speed of culture.

Our flexible infrastructure and longstanding relationships with factories have enabled us to take a concept to commercialization in half the time it takes others.

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