Ironclad Performance Wear adds Two Seasoned Executives to Team
William Aisenberg, Finance & Apparel Industry Veteran, Joins as Chief Financial Officer
Scott Furash, Apparel and Textile Veteran, Joins As Vice President Global Sourcing.
LOS ANGELES, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ironclad Performance Wear Corporation (ICPW), the recognized leader in high-performance, task-specific performance work gloves, announces today that William (Bill) Aisenberg has joined the Company as its Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and, Scott Furash has joined the Company as Vice President of Global Sourcing.
Mr. Aisenberg, a Certified Public Accountant, brings more than 30 years of financial executive experience in apparel, consumer products, and the public accounting field. Most recently Mr. Aisenberg served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Walls Industries, a leading company in work, sporting and safety apparel. Prior to Walls, Mr. Aisenberg served as Vice President and Corporate Controller at Strategic Equipment and Supply Corporation. Mr. Aisenberg also has acquired cross functional experience working with other companies, including The Brinkmann Corporation, Pinnacle Trading Card Company, The Foster Grant Group and Arthur Andersen & Co.
"We are excited to welcome Bill to the Ironclad family. Bill brings to our Company extensive financial and industry experience with an impressive record of driving profitability. We are confident that his leadership will elevate the performance of our entire management team," said Jeff Cordes, Chief Executive Officer of Ironclad.
"It is an honor to accept this opportunity to lead Ironclad's financial efforts as we begin this new chapter in its growth. I look forward to working with all of our employees and partners to help the Company realize its full potential," said Mr. Aisenberg.
Mr. Furash, as the head of global sourcing, brings more than twenty years of executive experience in sourcing and development of safety apparel and textiles. Most recently Mr. Furash served as the Senior Global Sourcing Leader for Honeywell Safety Products. Mr. Furash's management experience also includes domestic and overseas positions with Standard Textile, The Blumenthal Inc., and Caterpillar Apparel.
"We are excited to also welcome Scott Furash to Ironclad. Scott will provide our Company with important expertise in sourcing and supply chain areas. His international exposure and technical abilities will open new doors for us," said Mr. Cordes.
"It is privilege to be a part of this growing business. I look forward to the opportunity to apply my skills and sourcing expertise to build Ironclad's success," said Mr. Furash.
About Ironclad Performance Wear Corporation
Ironclad Performance Wear is a brand leader in technical, task-specific, performance work gloves, having created the performance work glove category in 1998. The company continues to leverage its leadership position in the safety, construction and industrial markets through the design, development and distribution of specialized task-specific gloves for numerous industries, including oil & gas exploration, automotive and construction, as well as police, fire, first-responder and military. Ironclad engineers and manufactures its products with a focus on innovation, design, advanced material science and durability. Ironclad's gloves are available through industrial suppliers, hardware stores, home centers, lumber yards, auto parts stores and sporting goods retailers nationwide, and through authorized distributors in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia.
For more information on Ironclad, please visit www.ironclad.com.
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Jeffrey Cordes, CEO
SOURCE Ironclad Performance Wear Corporation