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Industrial Revolution Hires New President

February 13, 2019

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Industrial Revolution, the Seattle manufacturer and distributor of essential outdoor accessories, proudly announces the addition of Drew Keegan as its new President. Keegan will tap into his vast outdoor industry experience to make immediate contributions leading IR’s marketing and product development team, as well as acting as the integrator for the company’s management team.

Before coming to IR, Keegan spent 18 years at Cascade Designs, where he excelled in numerous roles including design engineer, product manager, and most recently, vice president of product development and marketing. He also has experience as a consultant, providing expert guidance to outdoor businesses and entrepreneurs in the areas of Product Development, Product Management, Innovation and Organizational Development. Keegan holds two bachelor’s degrees, including one from the University of Notre Dame in mechanical engineering. He brings an incredible knowledge base of the outdoor industry, and particularly outdoor accessories, that will be critical to his leadership role at IR.

“I’m delighted to have Drew join the Industrial Revolution team!” says Keith Jackson, IR’s owner. “He has the perfect mix of skills and experience we need. Just as importantly, he brings the personal passion for the outdoors necessary for us to maintain our close relationships with consumers, retailers and vendors. Drew is ideally positioned to lead the company into its next phase of growth.”

“I’m very excited to be joining Industrial Revolution,” says Keegan. “The brands IR carries, like UCO, Morakniv and Esbit, have enormous potential in the outdoor market and beyond. I’m really looking forward to working with the team and our industry partners as we continue to bring new and innovative products to market.”

Keegan can be reached at drew@industrialrev.com.

 

About Industrial Revolution

Founded in 1971 as UCO, the Original Candle Lantern company, Industrial Revolution has grown to become a leading manufacturer and distributor of inventive products that promote fun, safety and comfort in the outdoors. In addition to UCO Ware mess kits and utensils, headlamps, Candle Lanterns™, Stormproof Matches™, portable grills and Ice Cream Balls, Industrial Revolution makes Pedco tripods, mounts and clamps. The company is also the exclusive U.S. and Canadian distributor of Sweden-based Morakniv® knives, as well as the exclusive U.S. distributor of German-based Esbit solid fuel stoves and cookware. www.industrialrev.com

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