In telling our father’s story, it’s hard to know where to begin—with the inventor, the leader, the storyteller, or the humble servant. At heart, he was a passionate soapmaker who had the kind of mastery and instinct that could never be taught. I remember being at a trade show in the mid ‘90s when a retailer came to our booth with a new soap that everyone was raving about.
Mike Bronner speaks with Edwin Gomez about his journey from production line to machine operator to Dr. Bronner’s Director of Operations A version of this interview appears in our 2018 All-One! Report. Where did you grow up? Chicago for two years when I was a baby. We moved to Mexico because of my mom, and then California,
Mike Bronner Speaks with Alex Cornelissen and Anne Kämmerling of Sea Shepherd Germany Established in 1977, Sea Shepherd is an international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organization. Their mission is to end habitat destruction and the slaughter of wildlife in the world’s oceans, in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and marine species. A few years ago I had the pleasure of meeting Captain Alex Cornelissen,
Dr. Bronner’s was founded in the U.S. by Emanuel Bronner who, after losing his parents in the Holocaust, promoted a message of love and unity, not hate and revenge. In what he would call the “Moral ABC,” Emanuel urged us to realize our unity across religious & ethnic divides or perish: “We are All-One or None!” For Dr.
Uncle Ralph embodied the heart and soul of our company. While my grandfather inspired from the mountaintop, Uncle Ralph grounded himself on the earth, among the crowds, leading them in song, entertaining them with story, showering them with soap. He could instantly connect with people from all walks of life: everybody was a kindred spirit.