NEW YORK, Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of ESCORT Inc., the industry leader of radar detection technology, announced that David Thornhill has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of ESCORT Inc. ESCORT designs, manufactures, markets and distributes the world's most awarded and best performing radar and laser detector products. Mr. Thornhill assumes direction of ESCORT and, working with the executive team, will oversee all operations and activities. He will locate at the firm's world headquarters in West Chester, Ohio.
Monomoy Capital Partners, a New York private equity fund investment firm and acquirer of ESCORT Inc., has collaborated with Mr. Thornhill on an aggressive strategic business plan designed to continue ESCORT's domestic market dominance as well as expand ESCORT's business presence in international markets.
Mr. Thornhill comes to ESCORT from Igloo Products Corporation where he established a record-setting sales product portfolio as Executive Vice-President & Chief Operations Officer. During that time he helped with hundreds of new product launches including Sportsman®, a virtually indestructible roto-molded cooler for outdoorsmen, Creatures® lunch bags that help children and parents make back-to-school convenient and fun, and the Super Tough® line of coolers designed with heavy duty exteriors and high performance parts for use on work sites, remote locations and adverse environments.
"Obtaining a person of David's talent and skills is a major win for ESCORT," said John Stewart, Managing Director at Monomoy Capital Partners. "His combined experience across operations and product marketing, along with his international collaborations and demonstrated leadership skills, are the ideal fit to direct the ongoing strategy of aggressively growing ESCORT. All of us at Monomoy are excited about David's desire to lead ESCORT to worldwide market leadership and revenue dominance."
In a professional career spanning 28+ years, Mr. Thornhill, who holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing (University of South Florida), has experience across multiple upper management disciplines. In addition to his executive product management at Igloo, he has directed operations, marketing and product management at Black and Decker, Fruit of the Loom, The Coleman Company and the Tupperware Corporation.
"The success of the ESCORT team in the mobile electronics category as the proven radar detector leader is extraordinary and exciting," said Mr. Thornhill, ESCORT's new President & CEO. "Industry experts have acknowledged the 85% patent ownership as more than a number and they frequently affirm our ability to continually innovate. I am truly grateful to be a part of this respected organization."
ESCORT is in process of an aggressive product launch plan targeted for the September run-up in support of the November/December holiday shopping season. "As we move forward with our aggressive growth strategy in the mobile electronics consumer category, I am looking forward to being a part of and leading this outstanding team in achieving industry leading product delivery," added Thornhill.
About ESCORT Inc.
ESCORT Inc. is the designer and manufacturer of the world's most awarded radar and laser detectors, the patented ESCORT Live™ real-time ticket protection network, PASSPORT Max™ all-digital radar detector and other award-winning products. ESCORT holds more than 85% of all active category patents and manufactures products under the ESCORT, PASSPORT, REDLINE, SOLO and BELTRONICS brands.
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