Otter Products announces new president, CEO
Friday March 11, 2016
FORT COLLINS -- Otter Products announced the appointment of Steve Nisbet as president and Jim Parke as CEO following the recent resignation of Pete Lindgren.
Lindgren, who joined Otter Products four years ago and held the positions of COO, president and CEO, is leaving the company after a 30-plus-year career to spend more time with his family, Otter Products said.
“We are thankful for Pete’s guidance and leadership during the last four years and we are excited about the future with our new leadership team,” said Curt Richardson, Otter Products founder and owner, who is stepping into a more active role as chief visionary officer.
“Both Steve and Jim are familiar with Otter Products business and culture. They bring fresh perspectives to our renewed focus on innovation and the entrepreneurial spirit that helped grow Otter Products in the the industry leader it is today.”
Nisbet began working with Otter Products in 2010, moving with his family to Hong Kong to open the company’s Asia-Pacific office. As president, he will oversee daily operations as well as global growth.
As CEO, Parke will guide strategy and ensure it remains aligned with the Otter Products' vision to connect, protect and enable a mobile world, the company said.
Parke will work closely with Nisbet to provide support and guidance for strategic initiatives.
Parke will also continue to serve as CEO of Blue Ocean Enterprises Inc., the parent company of Otter Products, a role he’s held for the last three years.
He previously served as general counsel for both Otter Products and Blue Ocean Enterprises.
As chief visionary officer, Richardson, who stepped out of daily operations at the company five years ago, will focus on communicating the company’s vision to all employees, working on culture initiatives and getting back to his roots working on innovations to drive future business, the company said.