JP Gould Bosworth Papers

Division Profile

JP Gould Bosworth Papers partners with customers, using our extensive supply, distribution and logistical capabilities to provide solutions that help their plants run more efficiently. These operations depend on us for fine and industrial papers, packaging services and graphics supplies. Every day, our account teams are helping:

  • Large commercial printers—Large-scale inventory management, as well as expertise and strategies to gain a greater share of high-margin and specialty jobs.
  • In-plant, medium and small commercial printers—Just-in-time distribution and financing options to help jobs get done on time, on budget.
  • School districts and tax-supported agencies—Budget-friendly outsourcing for paper, forms and centralized inventory management.
  • Colleges and universities—Specialty paper and forms-management solutions designed especially for higher education.

Because of our deep Texas roots and longstanding industry experience, we have the kind of customer insight that’s virtually unmatched in our region. This perspective means that we’re better able to understand your printing needs and objectives and tailor solutions to help you meet them.

Competitive Advantages

Convenience
Easy ordering by phone, online or in person at our retail locations in Houston and Austin.

Flexible Delivery Options
Usually next-business-day delivery, with same-day delivery available in many areas including Houston, Austin and San Antonio.

Just-in-time Inventory Programs
Cost-effective distribution and inventory management to keep jobs flowing smoothly.

Local Presence
Experienced professionals, efficient Texas distribution network and four locally based sheeters allow us to provide custom solutions to complex problems.

Customer-focused
We are committed to seeking new and innovative ways that our capabilities and technology can solve customer problems and help increase efficiency.

Products

  • Papers:
    • Fine writing, text and cover
    • Fine-coated and uncoated
    • Carbonless
    • Color copy and technical
    • Commodity copy
    • Pressure sensitive
    • Synthetic
  • Special sheet sizes
  • Envelopes and announcements
  • Inks, plates and graphic supplies
  • Wide-format media
  • Towel, tissue and packaging
  • Can liners
  • Shipping supplies

Our Leadership

Eric Harris, President
Eric Harris uses his deep industry experience to lead JP Gould’s Western-BRW and Bosworth divisions, adapting their services to meet customers’ changing needs. Eric works closely with printers and dealers to offer services and solutions that go beyond paper. He is also the architect of his divisions’ move into packaging and janitorial distribution, bringing JP Gould’s buying power and worldwide sourcing and distribution capabilities to these areas. Eric’s deep industry experience includes key positions with Unisource Worldwide, JanPak and Pollock Paper. Outside the office, Eric is an avid golfer, and enjoys spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren.

Contact Us

JP Gould Bosworth Papers:
1-512-339-9987 (Austin)
1-713-460-5060 (Houston)

2014

2014

Gould acquires Houston-based Bosworth Papers, with distribution in Austin and San Antonio. Bosworth, as part of Western-BRW Paper, rounds out the statewide platform for Gould.

Ocean Paper is formed, led by Ivy Frimer and specializing in first line and opportunity tonnages.

Southern Paper’s name is updated to Gould Paper South.

Price & Pierce Miami is formed to better serve Central and South America along with the Caribbean and Mexico.

Consultative Approach Helps Major School District Manage Growing Paper Needs

Situation

A school district with 70 campuses was adding six additional schools, straining existing paper and office supply inventory management and in-house delivery capabilities, as well as drawing on an already strapped budget.

Challenge

Find an efficient and economical way to keep paper flowing to this growing list of campuses, working in concert with other logistical considerations, including bus schedules and staff availability.

Solution

JP Gould Bosworth met with school district administration and logistics leaders to understand the needs, schedules and budget. The account team then designed a comprehensive distribution program, which combined JP Gould Bosworth’s office paper manufacturing partners, co-operative inventory management and its own dedicated delivery fleet.

Outcome

JP Gould Bosworth now delivers office paper and other paper products directly to the district’s many locations, coordinating with bus operators and administrators to arrive before or after student arrivals and departures. The district’s schools now get the paper they need at less cost than their previous in-house operation.

JP Gould Western-BRW

Division Profile

For nearly 60 years, JP Gould Western-BRW has been one of the Southwest’s leading paper merchants, providing inventory management, logistics and a high degree of personal service. Today, as part of JP Gould, we provide even more value by offering global opportunities, advanced technology and favorable pricing to our local customers.

In Carrollton and Austin, as well as Kansas City, we have retail outlets, warehouses and converting operations that allow us to offer a full range of customized solutions to:

  • Commercial printers
  • Copy shops
  • In-plants
  • Government agencies
  • Graphic arts and design firms
  • Educational institutions
  • Business-to-business

Our customer focus and longstanding relationships are built on a foundation of integrity and outstanding customer service.

Competitive Advantages

Advanced Facilities
Our new 131,000 sq. ft. headquarters and warehouse facility in Carrollton are the most modern in the region. Our expertly designed workflow and tracking processes enable us to process your orders rapidly from inventory, to production, to prompt delivery.

In-house Converting Operations
With standard and special-size press-ready skids, our four sheeters can handle sheets 12” to 56” wide and 17” to 83” long.

Convenience
We make it easy to get the stock and services you need with fast phone and online ordering. Our extensive warehouse inventory means same or next-day delivery of in-stock orders.

Experienced Team
You’ll have the services of experienced professionals working to understand your business and needs, offering you expert advice on paper, converting and the latest technology.

Global Capabilities
Our team can offer you access to specialty papers and substrate from anywhere in the world. Best of all, our global buying power assures that you will be getting favorable pricing even on hard-to-find stock.

Products

  • Paper:
    • Offset and coated
    • Cut sheet, coated and uncoated
    • Carbonless
    • Board and litho label
    • Sheet-fed
    • Web-to-sheet
    • Custom sizes
    • Pressure-sensitive
  • Wide-format media
  • Digital inkjet rolls
  • Packaging
  • Plastics and other non-porous substrates
  • Premiums
  • Warehousing and shipping

Our Leadership

Eric Harris, President
Eric Harris uses his deep industry experience to lead JP Gould’s Western-BRW and Bosworth divisions, adapting their services to meet customers’ changing needs. Eric works closely with printers and dealers to offer services and solutions that go beyond paper. He is also the architect of his divisions’ move into packaging and janitorial distribution, bringing JP Gould’s buying power and worldwide sourcing and distribution capabilities to these areas. Eric’s deep industry experience includes key positions with Unisource Worldwide, JanPak and Pollock Paper. Outside the office, Eric is an avid golfer, and enjoys spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren.

Contact Us

JP Gould Western-BRW:
1-469-568-5000 (Dallas)
1-972-647-1551 (Ft. Worth)
1-816-472-4224 (Kansas City, MO)
1-800-935-2799 (Oklahoma)

Gould Paper Corporation Appoints Joseph Ryan as Executive Vice President North America and Michael Trachtenberg as Executive Vice President International

Gould Paper Corporation announced the appointments of Joseph Ryan as Executive Vice President North America and Michael Trachtenberg as Executive Vice President International. In their new roles, both will continue to report to David H. Berkowitz, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation.

Mr. Ryan began his career with Unijax Paper in 1974. In 1986, after the acquisition of Unijax by Unisource, Mr. Ryan was promoted to numerous management positions until he was given the job of Region President – Unisource Southwest. In 1999, Mr. Ryan moved to the Mead Corporation as Sales Director for Merchant, Broker and Export Sales. Since 2010, Mr. Ryan has had responsibility for Gould’s Western BRW – Bosworth Paper operations in Texas and Missouri. Mr. Ryan will continue to work out of Western – BRW’s facility in Carrollton, Texas.

Mr. Trachtenberg was previously the President of Gould’s Metro Division in New York. In his new role, Mr. Trachtenberg will be responsible for all Price & Pierce operations in New York, Finland, Sweden, Holland, and Asia; as well as Gould UK and Gould France. Mr. Trachtenberg will be working out of the Gould UK office located in Leatherhead.

Mr. Trachtenberg joined Gould Paper in 2007 and throughout his 28 years in the industry, has worked in various sales and senior management positions.

Gould Paper Corporation has revenues in excess of US $1 Billion and is one of North America’s largest distributors of printing, publishing and business papers. In addition, Gould, in concert with its parent company Japan Pulp and Paper (JPP), has offices in virtually every major city throughout the world with revenues in excess of US $5 Billion.