IGLOO NAMES RYAN KINGMAN VP OF BRAND PARTNERSHIPS
Today, Igloo proudly welcomes Ryan Kingman to the newly created position of VP, Partnerships. With more than 20 years of branding and marketing experience within the youth culture and entertainment realms, Kingman joins the creative team at Igloo’s Costa Mesa, CA office. Under his new role, he will oversee and forge new brand partnerships and license opportunities for Igloo with a focus on the iconic Playmate line of coolers.
“We’re incredibly excited to have Kingman join the team to lead the vision and strategy of our Playmate line,” stated Dave Allen, Igloo President and CEO. “As we continue to invest in building the brand, we are all excited to see how Kingman will help shape Igloo in the future.”
Kingman was the co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer for Stance, where he and the team identified a new category in lifestyle apparel, pioneered several innovations in sock manufacturing and marketing, and developed an inspirational and incentivized athlete-investor model, the sum of which took Stance from concept to significant scale.
Kingman has built unique marketing platforms that span a wide array of sports, cultures and communities and established licensing and endorsement deals with an incredible roster of athletes, brands and performers, sports leagues and media properties. He and his teams have been recognized with multiple awards including SIMA (Surf Industry Manufacturers Association) Breakout Brand of the Year and Cannes Advertising Campaign of the Year.
Kingman has also co-founded the creative agency, Studio Remains, where he will continue as Partner and include Igloo among their roster of clients.
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About Igloo: Born from a modest metalworking shop back in 1947, Igloo has been instrumental in redefining how we live, work and play. What began with bringing clean water to the worksite quickly moved into super-functional, best in class ice chests. Igloo products made the family outdoor recreation movement of the 20th century possible. Suddenly, taking your kids camping on the weekend became easy and cross-country road trips became a summer vacation staple. As we approach our next century, Igloo is 1500 employees strong. We are proud to call—a 1.8 million square-foot, three-building facility in—Katy, Texas home. With more than 500 products sold at thousands of retailers around the globe, we can confidently call ourselves the number one cooler manufacturer in the world. And through it all we haven’t lost sight of our original goal—to create products that enable the pursuit of happiness (however you define it). That’s why we’re still working hard every day to innovate, create, and make it easier for you to get out, work hard and play even harder.