Bobby Gaston is the owner of C.N. Brown Plastics, Inc.
Since joining the ranks of C.N. Brown Plastics, Inc. a quarter century ago, Bobby has been paramount in developing and leading the company’s extraordinary growth. Under his guidance and leadership, the company has grown into a premier chemicals and plastics company in the United States and abroad.
Bobby started his career in the chemical industry in 1978 with McKesson Chemical Company as a Sales Representative. Upon the sale of McKesson Chemical Company to Van Waters and Rogers Chemical Corporation, Bobby worked his way up to being named, in 1990, as the Branch Manager of the Augusta, Georgia distribution factory. Under his guidance, he received many accolades including the prestigious Van Water and Rogers Salesman of the Year for the United States. Additionally, under his direction, the Augusta, Georgia branch was recognized as the most outstanding chemical distribution and service center nationwide.
In 1994, Bobby purchased a minority interest in C.N. Brown Plastics, Inc. and started the company’s Chemical Distribution Division. While managing and growing the Chemical Distribution Division, he co-currently worked within the company’s Plastics Division, building a strong knowledge foundation of the plastics industry. At the turn of the century, and the selling of the company’s Chemical Distribution Division to Georgia based Colonial Oil Company in 2002, Bobby turned his attention solely to growing the company’s already strong Plastics Division. After the company reintroduced the Chemical Distribution Division in 2008, Bobby was chiefly responsible for the company’s expansion into offering new plasticizer products, additives, expanding warehousing capabilities, and expanding the customer and supplier base across the United States and abroad.
On January 1, 2018, Bobby purchased C.N. Brown Plastics, Inc., becoming the sole owner of the company. Under his short tenure as owner, the company has expanded on their already strong history including moving the main office from North Augusta, South Carolina to a large, multi-purpose facility in Evans, Georgia.
A native of Wadley, Georgia, Bobby received a bachelor’s degree in Outdoor Recreation from Georgia Southern University. Bobby is married to Robin and have two children, Sam and Elizabeth. In his spare time, Bobby competes as a professional bass fisherman, trains bird dogs (specifically English Pointers), and enjoys duck, quail, and dove hunting.