Mark Parrish has been hired as the new president of Igloo Products, which acquired Cool Gear International last week. Parrish is replacing Gary Kiedaisch, who is stepping down from day-to-day management, according to Igloo. Kiedaisch will remain an investor in the company and may assist the company on special projects at the direction of the board.
Aron Schwartz, managing partner of Igloo owner ACON Investments LLC, added, “Mark has an accomplished record of leading organizational transformations of U.S.-based manufacturers. His contributions have yielded tremendous results with other well-known consumer brands like Harley-Davidson and Simmons, as well as other industry leaders including Ply Gem Windows, Interface, Inc. and Deceuninck North America— each world-class manufacturers known for their rapid product innovation.”
In assuming his new responsibilities, Parrish said, “Igloo is an iconic brand that is an essential part of America’s proud manufacturing legacy. I look forward to the challenge of leveraging Igloo’s market leading position, committed associates and state of the art Katy, TX factory to launch exciting new products and continue delivering the superior customer service our channel partners have come to expect.”