Keith Jaffee elected IHA chairman
The International Housewares Association elected Keith Jaffee of 02 Cool as chairman.
O2 Cool designs, produces and markets “cool,” creative and fun battery operated misting and portable fans, water-cooling hydration products, outdoor accessories and novelty items.
As an IHA officer, he will serve a one-year term from Oct. 1, 2013, to Sept. 30, 2014.
Prior to joining O2 Cool, Jaffee was CEO of Focus Products Group, which he co-founded in 2001. Prior to Focus Products, Jaffee served as president of the Store Fixture and Store Products Group at Leggett & Platt from 1997-2001. Before that, he served as president of Amco Corporation, a manufacturer of commercial storage systems and upscale housewares, from 1982-1997. He was re-elected to the IHA board in 2010. He served as IHA treasurer in 2012-2013.