IHA Names Adkison VP/International

The International Housewares Association has named Mark Adkison as vp/international, beginning September 18.

Adkison has more than 15 years of experience in the housewares industry, with an emphasis on global sales and marketing. He fills the vacancy left by the passing of Jeff Murphy in June.

He joins IHA from NorthCentral, LLC where he served as president. Before that he worked for Smith’s Consumer Products, from 2007 to 2016, holding the roles of chief marketing officer and vp/global sales. He began his housewares career in 2002 with Grace Manufacturing, Inc./Microplane, serving as global business unit manager, kitchen division and sales manager.

“Mark brings a wealth of valuable knowledge and experience to the international challenge,” said Phil Brandl, IHA president and CEO. “He is very familiar with IHA through his involvement as a board member and past president of our International Business Council (IBC), and will take us to new heights of success in the international arena.”

Adkison joined the IBC in 2005 while with Microplane, and was on the board of directors from 2010 to 2015, serving as president in 2013.