Crayola is passionate about helping parents and educators raise creatively alive children who we believe will grow to be inspired, original adults. Our company has inspired artistic creativity in children for more than 100 years - since the first box of Crayola crayons rolled off the assembly line in 1903.  

The company began when cousins Edwin Binney and C. Harold Smith took over Edwin's father's pigment business in 1885. After noticing a need for safe, high quality, affordable wax crayons, in 1903, Crayola produced the first box of eight crayons.

Since then, the Crayola brand has grown into a portfolio of innovative art tools, crafting activities, and creative toys that give kids the power to express all that inspires them as they explore, discover, play, pretend, and dream.

Corporate Headquarters

1100 Church Lane Easton,

Pennsylvania 18044-0431

Phone: (610) 253-6271

Fax: (610) 250-5768

Manufacturing Facilities

Easton, Pennsylvania

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Mexico City, Mexico

International Sales and Marketing Facilities





2012 Employment


Crayola Officers

Mike Perry, President and Chief Executive Officer
Smith Holland, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President, Global Information & Finance Solutions
Michelle Powers, Executive Vice President, Human Resources & Administration
Peter S. Ruggiero, Executive Vice President, Global Operations
Rick Stringer, Vice President, U.S. Sales
Chuck Linden, Vice President, International