Divisions: North America


Eric Harris - gouldpaper.com

Western-BRW helps improve supply chain dynamics and business outcomes with papers, insight, ideas and exceptional service. As one of the leading suppliers to the Southwest’s graphics arts industry, we know the challenges our customers face and we help design innovative solutions to help them realize their goals. 

Eric Harris


Division Profile

For nearly 60 years, Western-BRW has been one of the Southwest’s leading paper merchants, providing inventory management, logistics and a high degree of personal service. Today, as part of OVOL USA, we provide even more value by offering global opportunities, advanced technology and favorable pricing to our local customers.

In Carrollton and Austin, as well as Kansas City, we have retail outlets, warehouses and converting operations that allow us to offer a full range of customized solutions to:

  • Commercial printers
  • Copy shops
  • In-plants
  • Government agencies
  • Graphic arts and design firms
  • Educational institutions
  • Business-to-business

Our customer focus and longstanding relationships are built on a foundation of integrity and outstanding customer service.

Competitive Advantages

Advanced Facilities
Our new 131,000 sq. ft. headquarters and warehouse facility in Carrollton are the most modern in the region. Our expertly designed workflow and tracking processes enable us to process your orders rapidly from inventory, to production, to prompt delivery.

In-house Converting Operations
With standard and special-size press-ready skids, our four sheeters can handle sheets 12” to 56” wide and 17” to 83” long.

We make it easy to get the stock and services you need with fast phone and online ordering. Our extensive warehouse inventory means same or next-day delivery of in-stock orders.

Experienced Team
You’ll have the services of experienced professionals working to understand your business and needs, offering you expert advice on paper, converting and the latest technology.

Global Capabilities
Our team can offer you access to specialty papers and substrate from anywhere in the world. Best of all, our global buying power assures that you will be getting favorable pricing even on hard-to-find stock.


  • Paper:
    • Offset and coated
    • Cut sheet, coated and uncoated
    • Carbonless
    • Carbonless Rolls
    • Board and litho label
    • Sheet-fed
    • Web-to-sheet
    • Custom sizes
    • Pressure-sensitive
  • Wide-format media
  • Digital inkjet rolls
  • Packaging
  • Plastics and other non-porous substrates
  • Premiums
  • Warehousing and shipping

Our Leadership

Eric Harris, President
Eric Harris uses his deep industry experience to lead OVOL USA’s Western-BRW and Bosworth divisions, adapting their services to meet customers’ changing needs. Eric works closely with printers and dealers to offer services and solutions that go beyond paper. He is also the architect of his divisions’ move into packaging and janitorial distribution, bringing JP Gould’s buying power and worldwide sourcing and distribution capabilities to these areas. Eric’s deep industry experience includes key positions with Unisource Worldwide, JanPak and Pollock Paper. Outside the office, Eric is an avid golfer, and enjoys spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren.

Contact Us

1-469-568-5000 (Dallas)
1-972-647-1551 (Ft. Worth)
1-816-472-4224 (Kansas City, MO)
1-800-935-2799 (Oklahoma)


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