About Us

With a rich history, deep product knowledge and expertise, and true commitment to our customers, suppliers and the industry, Kelly Spicers stands high above the rest.

Our Values Reflect
How We Do Business.

We believe in our shared vision of always doing the best we can, and are proud of our blueprint to help guide us. From our collaborative approach and solid relationships to our longevity, commitment to community and family ownership, Kelly Spicers is here for you.

One team. One goal.

Our collaborative approach to business creates a can-do camaraderie, with each other and with our customers & suppliers. We’re looking to achieve the best outcomes, approaching every challenge differently to find the perfect solution. Our goal? To get it right, every time.

You can count on us.

Solid relationships are built on loyalty, integrity and reliability, and all are part of the Kelly Spicers DNA. Our promise is to do our best to figure out the best solutions for our customers. And if we don’t have the answer, we’ll reach out to partner specialists and experts who do.

Here for the long haul.

We’re tuned in to the challenges facing the future of our industry and are committed to continual adaptation and innovation to help meet them. With an open mind to new and inventive approaches, we can make a difference to our customers, suppliers — and our planet.

We know your business.

We’ve been in business a long time and have learned a lot about how to drive success for our customers. Our deep understanding of paper, packaging, wide format and facilities solutions gives us a unique perspective on the value of being a truly knowledgeable partner.

We care.

We’re part of a fifth generation, family-owned company that believes in diversity and the benefits of balance for all our employees. We believe in giving back to our communities, and care about the health and safety of everyone who works with us.

Our Leadership

Kelly Spicers’ executive team includes experienced paper and packaging professionals with a shared vision for a strong future for our company and our industry.

Our goal is to always bring the best thinking to our customers and to the print communities we serve throughout the West.”

Jan Gottesman
Rick Anderson
Sr. Vice President
Damien Bradley
Sr. Vice President, Print and Wide Format
John Luyben
Sr. Vice President, Packaging
Rod Schaar
Vice President, Sales and Store Operations

Our History

  • 1935-1949

    Spicers Paper originates as a legacy brand with a strong local presence and deep ties to such well-established paper merchants as La Salle Paper (est. 1935) and Noland Paper Co. (est. 1949).

  • 1936

    Kelly Paper opens its doors in downtown Los Angeles.

  • 1938-2006

    Founder Art Kelly expands to Long Beach, beginning decades long growth in the retail paper business throughout Southern California, Las Vegas, Sacramento and Arizona.

  • 2006

    The retail store model expands into the Pacific Northwest, with locations in Portland and Seattle.

  • 2012

    Kelly Paper, along with sister company Spicers Paper, is acquired by Central National Gottesman.

  • 2015

    Spicers Paper acquires Los Angeles-based Performance Paper.

  • 2016

    Kelly Paper and Spicers Paper celebrate a combined 150 years serving the West!

  • 2017

    Spicers Paper acquires Northern California-based JC Paper, growing market share in the region, as well as Clean Smart Solutions, a jan-san distributor serving large facilities.

  • 2019

    Kelly becomes an official dealer of HP Latex Wide Format printers, inks and media.

  • 2019

    Spicers Paper enters the packaging business with two acquisitions: Premiere Packaging and KWW, both based in Southern California.

  • 2020

    In partnership with Clean Smart Solutions, Kelly Paper increases its offerings of sanitation and janitorial products to meet the COVID19 post-pandemic reality.

  • 2020

    Spicers Paper expands its packaging presence in the Northern California region, acquiring American Packaging.

  • 2021

    Kelly Paper and Spicers Paper combine to become Kelly Spicers, with categories including paper, packaging, wide format, digital, facilities solutions and stores.

  • 2022

    Kelly Spicers adds new capabilities, services and geographies with a series of acquisitions, including packaging supplier BJF, legacy paper company Keldon, the Denver office of Lewis Paper and the West Coast operations of Connemara Converting.

  • 2022

    Kelly Spicers Packaging establishes two key packaging services centers: A Demo Center for customers to test out packaging equipment, and a Design Center, where packaging designers create custom solutions for clients.

  • 2022

    With more than the 120,000 farmers, growers and packers across the West, Kelly Spicers enters the agricultural packaging business—offering everything from netting, baskets and Kraft wrap to tarps, twines and stretch film.

  • 2023

    The acquisition of Connemara Converting’s West Coast operations more than doubles its converting capabilities, adding two new state-of-the-art converting machines plus a slitter/rewinder. All three machines are now housed in Santa Fe Springs.