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New Orleans, LA – Voodoo Music + Arts Experience in New Orleans is heating up thanks to a partnership between Zippo and Uber. As part of the collaboration, attendees will have the exclusive chance to ride through New Orleans and arrive at Voodoo Fest in style in the iconic Zippo Car, a 1947 Chrysler Saratoga outfitted with larger-than-life Zippo Windproof Lighters and neon flames.

On Saturday, October 29 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. local time, New Orleans Uber users in the French Quarter / Marigny / CBD / Mid-City area can open the Uber app and when the car is available, select ZIPPO as a ride option. The Zippo Car will arrive to pick up lucky passengers for rides that will culminate at the Voodoo Uber Pickup Lot, located on Victory Avenue. Zippo Car riders will also be treated to custom Zippo swag, including limited-run lighters designed exclusively for riders in the Zippo Car, as well as Saturday Voodoo Fest tickets. Zippo Car rides are limited to two passengers per ride.

Zippo Car rides will only be available for request until 3 p.m. local time – at which point, Uber users heading to the festival can enter the promo code ZIPPORIDE for a discount of up to $10 while supplies last (limit 1,000 rides). All rides must end at the Voodoo Uber Pickup Lot on Victory Avenue in order to be eligible for the discount.

Voodoo Fest attendees can also stop by the Zippo Encore booth throughout the weekend to purchase exclusive festival lighters and spin the Zippo wheel to win merchandise and VIP experiences. The Zippo Car will be on site at the Zippo Encore booth on Sunday, October 30 for photo ops.  

Visit uber.com/info/zippo-voodoo to learn more about the Zippo/Uber partnership as well as uber.com/info/voodoo2016 to learn more about Uber at Voodoo Fest – fans can also follow along on social media using #ZIPPORIDE.

Zippo earns ISO 9001:2008 certification

April 29, 2016 – – Zippo is pleased to announce it has earned ISO 9001:2008 certification by meeting international standards for quality management systems at the company’s manufacturing facility in Bradford, Pennsylvania.

Zippo’s manufacturing management system was registered as ISO 9001:2008 compliant following an in-depth audit process conducted by NSF International, an internationally accredited third party registrar headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Zippo Vice President of Operations Tim Van Horn said, “The ISO certification indicates that Zippo has a strong and consistent management system that produces a quality, high-end product. The entire Zippo team has put substantial effort into making sure that Zippo continues to exceed the ISO guidelines and manufacture our products to meet the highest possible standards.”

ISO International Standards ensure that products and services are consistent, reliable and of good quality, while also helping businesses find ways to reduce cost by minimizing waste and errors, key tools for increasing productivity. ISO International Standards also help companies access new markets and facilitate free and fair global trade.

NSF International’s lead auditor on Zippo’s certification, Garry Puglio, said, “It has been a pleasure to work with the Zippo team to achieve their ISO 9001:2008 registration. From the commitment of Zippo’s upper management to the cooperation of the entire workforce, the company’s commitment to high standards of integrity and quality is readily apparent.”

Warfel Promoted to Vice President

April 18, 2016 – David B. Warfel has been promoted to the new position of Vice President, Global Marketing. Warfel had been serving as Director of Global Marketing for the company since 2008.

Warfel has held positions in both corporate and agency marketing with extensive international experience developing consumer brands in Central and Western Europe and Asia. Prior to his work at Zippo, he served as Executive Vice President for Billing Service Group in London, England; Vice President, Management Supervisor with BBDO advertising agency and Account Supervisor with Young and Rubicam.

In his new role, Warfel will oversee all domestic, international, and distributor marketing programs and corporate brand development. He will also provide senior marketing leadership for the company’s Ronson Consumer Products brand and for Zippo wholly owned subsidiary, W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Company.

“It has been a thrill to be a part of this iconic American company and watch it grow to the worldwide brand that it is today,” said Warfel. “As I move into this next chapter, I look forward to working with our global teams across the U.S., EMEA and Asia as we continue to engage new markets and drive further success for the Zippo brands.”

Mark Paup Named President and CEO

April 16, 2016– Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Mark Paup has assumed the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of Zippo Manufacturing Company and its subsidiary, W.R. Case and Sons Cutlery Company. Paup takes over from current CEO Greg Booth, who retires after 16 years at the helm. In his 22 years at Zippo, Paup’s role in strategic planning, product diversification and in restructuring the sales and marketing departments is recognized by the Zippo Board of Directors as instrumental in boosting sales.

As CEO, Paup continues to enhance the company’s international expansion and to further establish Zippo as a lifestyle brand. Paup began his Zippo career in 1994 when he established the firm’s licensing department. He has also held the positions of National Sales Manager, European Sales Manager, and Global Marketing Director. He was the Vice President of Zippo Sales and Marketing from 2008 to March, 2016 and the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Case from 2014 to March, 2016.

Paup was appointed to the Zippo Board of Directors in 2011. He is also the President of the supervisory board of Zippo Europe S.A. and a director of Zippo Asia Ltd. In 2014 he directed the buy-out of Zippo’s European joint venture, affecting sales and distribution in six of Zippo’s most important overseas markets. In 2014 and 2015, he led the initiative to establish the wholly-owned subsidiary, Zippo China, in the company’s number one market abroad.

Zippo’s owner and Chairman of the Board said “The time is right for Paup to become Zippo’s next president and CEO. He is an exceptional leader, with a demonstrated track record of implementing complex growth strategies. I look forward to partnering with him in his new role to continue the company’s strong legacy of innovation.”

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