THE GODFATHER OF AMENITIES
WESSCO International founder and CEO Bob Bregman, received a special award at this years awards to honour his outstanding contribution to the onboard amenity market as WESSCO International celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2019
Amenities magazine caught up with Bob recently to hear his thoughts about family, the future, and ensuring longevity in a competitive and ever-changing aviation travel industry click here to read the interview
You set up WESSCO International in 1979, what brought you into the amenities industry?
Back in 1979, I had been working for a NYSE-listed company for 17 years. I knew I could probably have a career there, but decided I wanted to be in my own business. I had a very good friend who owned hotels – still does as a matter of fact – and he said “let’s work together. I have a company that supplies hotels called West Side Supply. You should be involved in it, expand it and bring it into other areas. Because I had a little bit of experience in getting to the Airlines, I thought that this would be a good springboard. The name WESSCO came from the telex-answerback for West Side Supply Company.