Consumer >> CEO Interviews >> August 19, 2002

Lewis Gould – Q.e.p. Company Inc (qepc)

LEWIS GOULD is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Q.E.P. He founded Q.E.P. in 1979 by supplying a 'bathtub edging kit' and today it carries over 3,000 products. Mr. Gould knew, after working many years and making money for the company he worked for, that he wanted to make his own money by starting his own business. Mr. Gould not only possesses entrepreneur skills but also strong management and sales skills and is a hands-on manager. He has successfully guided the company from sales of $40,000 at inception to $113 million in 1999. Mr. Gould received his Bachelor's degree from City College in New York. Profile
TWST: Can we start out with a history and overview of Q.E.P.?

Mr. Gould: Q.E.P. was founded in 1979 by myself and my former

wife in our garage. The first product we made was something

called a