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Industrial Revolution Unites Marketing & Product Development Teams

 Industrial Revolution, the privately-held Washington manufacturer and distributor of essential and reliable outdoor accessories through brands such as UCO, Light My Fire,Morakniv and others, is proud to announce the promotion of Peter Pontano to Director of Marketing & Product Development. 
Pontano has been with Industrial Revolution since 2013, and was previously responsible solely for product development. With Pontano’s promotion, Industrial Revolution will merge

their marketing and product development teams into one unit. This will strengthen brand presence by unifying product and brand messaging, while streamlining product launches at the same time.

“I am very pleased to announce the promotion of Peter Pontano to the Director of Marketing & Product Development. Peter is a unique individual in that he is both a Creative, and a Process guy,” said Industrial Revolution President Graeme Esarey.  “He has been a great champion of design in the company, and has been informally leading the creative team for some time now. He has personally been involved in the design of our innovative new headlamp series, as well as leading our lantern development.”
Pontano has demonstrated his creativity through UCO’s brand development and the popular UCO #TrashTag project, and his skills have made him an invaluable asset to the marketing team. Pontano also manages the product test teams, and in his new role will be very active with ambassador collaboration, as well.
Prior to joining Industrial Revolution, Pontano was the Senior binding designer for Ride Snowboards. He has been named on a number of patents while at Ride and Industrial Revolution.
About Industrial Revolution
Founded in 1971 as UCO, the Original Candle Lantern company, Industrial Revolution has grown to become a leading manufacturer and distributor of inventive products that promote fun, safety, and comfort in the outdoors. In addition to UCO Candle Lanterns™, Stormproof Matches™ and portable grills, Industrial Revolution makes YayLabs! Ice Cream Balls and Pedco tripods and clamps. The company is also the US distributor of cutting-edge product lines from around the world, including Swedish Light My Fire® products such as the Spork and FireSteel®, and US and Canadian distributor of Sweden-based Morakniv® knives, as well as German-based Esbit solid fuel stoves and cookware.

The Home Team at KING 5 in Seattle Opens New Studios, Will Use Microsoft Surface Hub

KING 5 Opens Curbside Studio in the heart of SoDo.   (you read this here first because this was release sent to us under ’embargo’ and we say on our website, we do not know what that is) Seattle, Wash., February 15, 2016:  Western Washington’s first, highest rated and most decorated media company is now its newest,… Continue Reading

IPA Week is scheduled at the Tap House Grill with 40 rotating IPA’s & a percentage of sales going to charity!

From August 13th through the 23rd, Tap House Grill in Bellevue and Seattle, will be celebrating IPA Week with the introduction of forty new IPA’s, **India Pale Ale’s, from around the world. Over the past six years, IPA Week has grown into the biggest event of the year for Tap House Grill, serving over 10,000… Continue Reading

Bacon and Beer Announces Winners From Seattle Event

 The Bacon and Beer Classic was hosted at Safeco Field this past Saturday, May 2nd.  This unique bacon and beer tasting event held in MLB stadiums nationwide was a huge success with over 3,500 Seattleites. The second annual event took over the home of Seattle Mariners with more than 20 local restaurants and 50+ breweries who served up their best selections.… Continue Reading

Bacon and Beer Classic to Take Over Safeco Field, Home of the Seattle Mariners on May 2nd

Bacon and beer lovers the anticipation is over! The Bacon and Beer Classic is back in Seattle on Saturday, May 2nd at Safeco Field! Now in its second year, the Bacon and Beer Classic combines bacon, beer, and the ballpark for an event not soon forgotten! Cannonball Productions brings the Bacon and Beer Classic (www.baconandbeerclassic.com) to the home of the Mariners,… Continue Reading

Hilton Worldwide Appoints Frank Welton as Area General Manager of Seattle/Northwest

Frank Welton general manager of Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center and DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle Airport, a position he has held since 2005 has been promoted to the position of area general manager of Seattle/Northwest region.  Welton’s expanded responsibilities encompass supervision of the teams and operations at five additional hotels: Hilton Portland, Embassy Suites… Continue Reading

Pike Place Market to Hold Annual Arcade Lights Festival April 24

Arcade Lights, the annual one-night tasting festival at Pike Place Market returns on Friday, April 24 and will feature more than 70 local purveyors, including Seattle’s best craft breweries, artisan food vendors, local wineries, distilleries and specialty drink makers. As a longtime starting ground for small, local businesses with big ideas like Rachel’s Ginger Beer,… Continue Reading

JLL Adds Matt O’Brien to Boost Industrial Expertise in Seattle

In a move designed to further enhance the firm’s successful service offerings and support continued growth in the Puget Sound region, JLL recently announced the appointment of Executive Vice President Matt O’Brien to its regional industrial team. O’Brien will operate out of the firm’s office in Seattle. O’Brien partners with the firm’s existing industrial team of Chris Spofford and Casey Trees.… Continue Reading

National Film Festival for Talented Youth to Return for 9th Year

The National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY), the world’s largest and most influential film festival for emerging directors, showcasing work by filmmakers 24 and younger from around the globe, will return for its ninth consecutive year this April (23-26) in Seattle, WA. In an effort to address the issue of gender inequality in film,… Continue Reading