Bart Kennington, CEO & International Sales Director
Candle Warmers Etc. became the original alternative to lighting a candle in 2001, when founder Bart Kennington became aware of the damages of lit candles. An unattended candle sparked a fire that destroyed a neighbor's home, and Bart started looking for a solution. Inspired by a mug warmer he'd been given as a gift, Bart invested his family's savings into 5,000 mug warmers, and the original candle warmer was born.
Bart's idea caught on quickly, and in 2007, Candle Warmers Etc. was selling a wide variety of candle warmers to over 10,000 gift shops across the US. Bart's family business merged with 4 brothers-in-law to form the leadership group that carries the company today: Bart Kennington (Founder and CGO), Brian Beesley (CIO), Spencer Beesley (CEO), Chris Barnes (CMO), and Brett Heyland (President and CSO). Since the merger, Candle Warmers Etc. has continued to grow exponentially. Our current product line includes over 180 styles of fragrance warmers, across 10 unique product lines, and 176 wax products.
In 2016, we launched our new product line, Airomé, which features 100% pure essential oils, essential oil diffusers, and Himalayan salt lamps. Due to Airomé's overwhelming success, we continue to add new essential oils and aromatherapy products to our lineup to bring the best therapeutic-grade spa experience right into our customers' homes.
Candle Warmers Etc. continues to be the leader in the candle warming industry, while Airomé has been established as a source of high quality diffusers, therapeurtic-grade essential oils, and decorative Himalayan salt lamps in the rapidly growing aromatherapy market. We remain committed to continuing in the company's tradition of family culture and constant innovation. Thank you for continuing to support us by being a part of the Candle Warmers Etc. family.