Our Family

Brother-sister team Jeff Cresswell and Michelle Kalberer, and Klean CEO Jim Osgood, on a rafting trip with our partner American Rivers.

Co-owners, brother-sister team Jeff Cresswell and Michelle Kalberer, with Klean CEO Jim Osgood, on a rafting trip via our partner American Rivers.

Klean Kanteen® is a family-owned company on a mission. We introduced the first stainless steel, BPA-free, reusable water bottle in 2004 because we wanted a non-toxic solution to single-use plastic water bottles.

Today, as a certified B Corporation, we not only create the highest quality reusable products on the planet, we work hard to bring benefit to the people and places we touch—and we do everything we can to keep single-use waste from trashing the world.

The Klean family extends to every employee at our Chico, CA headquarters, our operations overseas, and our dealers across the globe. Together, we're working to inspire change that makes the world a better, cleaner place. Learn more about what we're doing to support our Chico community!

Klean has deep roots in Chico, California, and we love to support our community by:

  • Donating product to local organizations and schools to use in events and fundraisers.
  • Providing Klean Kanteen water stations with free, filtered water at local events and family-friendly celebrations.
  • Sponsoring and participating in local events like the Run for Food, Chico Wildflower Century Ride, Walk for Water, the Bidwell Park and Chico Creek Clean Up, and many others.

Additionally, Klean Kanteen staff is given 24 hours of volunteer time annually to support diverse nonprofits in our community.