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Liu Jinghua Appointed Managing Director of Asia

Mr. Liu Jinghua has been appointed to the new position of Managing Director, Asia, effective January 1, 2017. In this role, Mr. Liu will be responsible for all Zippo business development at Greater China, Far East, and Southeast Asia markets. Additionally, he will oversee operations for three of Zippo’s wholly owned subsidiaries in China. Mr. Liu joined Zippo in 2011 as Zippo’s  first China-based executive. In that postion, he established the company’s first mainland based business unit, three wholly owned Zippo subsidiaries, and two regional sales offices. Over the past 6 years, he has led a successful channel reform, built...

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Zippo Earns ISO 9001:2008 Certification

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...

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Mark Paup Named President and CEO

  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...

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