|By PR Newswire||
|March 10, 2014 01:15 PM EDT||
LOS ANGELES, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ironclad Performance Wear Corporation (ICPW), the recognized leader in high-performance task-specific performance work gloves, announces today that Pat O'Brien has joined the Company's board of directors. Mr. O'Brien, recommended by Ronald Chez, one of Ironclad's largest stockholders, was appointed by Ironclad's board of directors to fill the current vacancy on the board.
Mr. O'Brien is a seasoned executive and business advisor with diverse international experience in private and public companies with an emphasis on financial analysis and business development. He currently serves as the Managing Director & Principal of Granville Wolcott Advisors, a company he formed in 2009 which provides business consulting, due diligence and asset management services for public and private clients. From 2005 to 2009, Mr. O'Brien was a Vice President - Asset Management for Bental-Kennedy Associates Real Estate Counsel where he represented pension fund ownership interests in hotel real estate investments nationwide. Mr. O'Brien also serves on the board of directors of Livevol, Inc., a private company that is a leader in equity and index options technology, and Merriman Holdings, Inc., an institutional broker-dealer with an investment banking, corporate servicing practice and a Digital Capital Platform. Mr. O'Brien previously served as a member of the board of directors of Factory Card & Party Outlet until its sale to AAH Holdings. Mr. O'Brien is a graduate of the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University with a BA in Hotel Management.
"We are pleased to welcome Pat to Ironclad's board," said Jeffrey Cordes, Ironclad's Chief Executive Officer. "Pat's significant experience as an operator and board member of domestic and international companies and his finance and business development expertise will further our efforts to bolster corporate governance and maximize the value of our company. We look forward to his contributions as we endeavor to return to growth," continued Cordes.
"It is an honor to accept this appointment to Ironclad's board. I look forward to working with Jeff and the other members of the board to responsibly drive stockholder value," said Mr. O'Brien.
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