Blairton S. Hampton
Blairton Hampton is used to being a leader. He served 21 years in the military, including five years active duty. He retired as Lieutenant Colonel from the United States Army Reserves. He received his Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration from American University in Washington, DC and spent 12 years in the banking industry. In 1987 he opened the doors to Century Products LLC and served as its President and CEO until his retirement in August 2020.
Blairton serves on the American Heart Association Board, Ronald McDonald’s House Charities Board and is involved in a number of other community initiatives serving the Greensboro and Burlington, NC areas. His most recent passion is partnering with the American Heart Association and Guilford County Health Department to establish the Hampton Family Community Health Initiative. This provides healthy cooking and eating classes for multicultural residents living in under-served communities.
Brent P. Hampton
President and CEO
Brent Hampton is passionate about Century’s mission, principles and values, after all, he has been part of the company since it’s inception. He officially joined the Century team in 2010 learning all aspects of the business and was later named Vice President of Corporate Accounts. In 2015, he obtained his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Elon University.
In 2018, Brent assumed his new role as COO and was responsible for Century’s sales, marketing and operations. He is an active participant in the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, the Executive Leadership team of the Guilford American Heart Association, as well as a member on Elon’s Black Life Advisory Council. In August 2020, upon his father’s retirement, Brent became Century’s new President and CEO.
In 1987 Blairton Hampton had a conversation with a friend and business owner that would change his career. Leonard Kaplan, owner of Kay Chemical (now Ecolab), saw a gap in the food service market. While Kay Chemical was the up and coming leading supplier of cleaning chemicals, the markets they served didn’t have the proper tools to complete the job.
Century Products LLC was established soon after to address the needs of the customers by providing high-quality, industrial grade cleaning tools. With two employees, a small warehouse space and lots of hard work and hustle the company began to establish a foothold in the market.
Today, Century partners with some of the largest corporations to provide customized and innovative cleaning tools, safety supplies and recycled paper programs. Our goal has always been and continues to be to help our partners provide clean and safe environments while improving operational and labor efficiencies.
- HACCP Compliant, Color-Coded Tool Programs
- Engineering Capabilities
- Dedicated Account Managers
- Flexible to Meet Needs Quickly & Effectively
- Product Consistency and Assured Supply
- Leverage Century Certifications to
- Achieve Corporate Diversity Goals
- Comprehensive Approach with Tool & Chemical Collaboration
- On-Site Training and Program Support