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.