FORT COLLINS, Colo., Nov. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Otter Products LLC, maker of OtterBox® and LifeProof® protective cases for mobile devices, today announced that Peter Lindgren has been appointed chief executive officer and will continue serving as president of the company. Lindgren succeeds former CEO Brian Thomas, who has left the firm.
Prior to joining Otter Products in 2012 as president and chief operating officer, Lindgren worked for more than 25 years in the electronics manufacturing services industry at both private and public companies, most recently serving as executive vice president of global operations for Celestica Inc., a product lifecycle solutions company. In this position, he had responsibility for more than 20,000 employees operating throughout North America, Europe, and Asia, delivering $7 billion in revenue.
"Pete is a proven leader with a unique skill set, and his demonstrated ability to accelerate strategic growth has been invaluable for Otter Products," said Curt Richardson, founder and chairman of Otter Products. "He shares our vision to take the company to a new level through innovation, industry leadership and continued operational excellence."
Otter Products launched seven new product lines in the past year and recently received three "Best of Show" awards at CTIA.
"Having guided Otter Products' operations as president and COO for the past two years, I'm looking forward to leading the company into a new phase of growth," said Lindgren. "I'm privileged to work with a remarkable team of employees and am excited to work together with them to serve our customers and key business partners."
Lindgren received an undergraduate degree in business economics from The Colorado College and completed executive education programs in finance at The Stanford Graduate School of Business and in strategy at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Founded in 1998 with a line of dry boxes, OtterBox® has evolved into the No. 1-selling case for smartphones in the U.S. and a global leader in mobile device protection.*** Its diverse lineup of protective solutions for handheld technology protect, connect and enable a mobile world. OtterBox has been a seven-time honoree on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies in the U.S. and was named one of "America's Most Promising Companies" by Forbes Magazine. The company is headquartered in Fort Collins, Colo., with offices in San Diego; Boston; Cork, Ireland; and Hong Kong.
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