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BrownTrout Publishers, Inc. is an independent publishing company headquartered in El Segundo, California. The company was founded in 1986 by Marc Brown, Wendover Brown, and Mike Brown, and has since grown to become the worldwide market leader in calendars publishing. "Throughout the industry, BrownTrout is recognized for creating high-quality products on the broadest range of subjects," says Mike Brown, CEO. BrownTrout provides the highest level of customer service both to retailers and consumers, anticipating and responding effectively to changes in the market, and offering thoughtful merchandising solutions. In addition, BrownTrout's keen eye for contemporary design and trends makes us the preferred supplier in this product category, with over 13 million calendars produced annually for a worldwide market.

BrownTrout produces a dynamic range of over 1,000 titles that focus on dog breeds and other pets, travel, wilderness, wildlife, home and garden, fine art, automobiles, sports, regional Americana, Canada, the United Kingdom, Mexico, and Australia. Calendars feature calendar grids, dates, and holidays in English, Spanish, and French. BrownTrout also runs a strong licensing program, producing celebrity calendars that include Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, John Wayne, One Direction, 5 Seconds of Summer, Beyoncé, and Taylor Swift, plus mainstream licenses such as Ford, General Motors, Jeep, and eclectic licenses such as Avanti ™ and Yoga Dogs. These products are available from major retailers and online at

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BrownTrout has entered into a new period of growth spurred on by changes in management designed to take the company to the next level in publishing and consumer products. Our talented leadership team works together to satisfy the demands of the growing market.

Senior Leadership Team:

  • Mike Brown, Chief Executive Officer
  • Gray Peterson, Vice President, Sales and Marketing
  • Neal Potter, Director of Finance
  • Brad Stauffer, Vice President, Creative and Product Development
  • Andrew Andersen, General Manager of Distribution

BrownTrout's international affiliates are managed by:

This enterprising leadership team leads a company motivated to continue growing through the introduction of new products, the creation of new brands, and the leveraging of key license opportunities. Building on our success of offering calendars for eclectic tastes, as well as the most exciting mass market titles, makes us the one-stop destination for every calendar need.

Using our platform in calendars, we have positioned ourselves to produce other licensed and branded products. Over the past several years, BrownTrout has moved into new product categories related to stationery and other paper products, and more recently into textiles. All of these products open doors for BrownTrout’s photographic and licensed content, and our access to the market via our strong sales and distribution network will allow us to make this product available throughout the world.

BrownTrout is made up of over one hundred people in our US office and internationally and thousands more working for our many supplier partners. BrownTrout values diversity in the workplace and in life, and is an equal opportunity employer. We also value our many suppliers across the world, without whom we would not be in business.

Thank you for your interest in BrownTrout. If you would like additional information please call or write, company contact information is provided on the "Contact Us" page.