Impassioned Approach, Empowered Team

At Ice Industries, manufacturing is in our blood, and dedication is in our DNA. Beyond our strategic locations, extensive equipment capability and technological power, our success begins and ends with our team of manufacturing experts.

From our inception, Ice has carefully sought out and employed team members who share our vision and passion for manufacturing excellence, and then empowered each—across the board—to make the decisions necessary to drive innovation, meet challenges head-on and continually exceed expectations.

Ice has carefully sought out and employed team members who share our vision and passion

Howard Ice

Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Howard Ice purchased Acklin Stamping in June 1999, an acquisition considered the culmination of a lifelong dream. Along with a strong desire to own his own company, Howard wanted to build and manage a business and employee team in an entirely new way. He sought employees who wanted to come to work every day, who wanted to work hard and contribute to the success of an organization.

The successful turnaround of Acklin Stamping earned Howard the Ernst & Young Northwest Ohio Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2001. Building upon that successful base, he has led Ice Industries' through a sustained period of growth.

Howard has always lived by two guiding principles: treat others as you would like to be treated and don’t put yourself above any other. His greatest assets are his ability to motivate and inspire his employees to perform above their expectations. He believes you must respect, empower an organization’s greatest resource: its employees. Howard is the driver of our strategies for our markets, customers and company and the foundation of our belief that we will succeed by focusing on quality, delivery and customer service.

Howard earned a Bachelor's Degree in Finance from Ohio University, and an MBA from the University of Toledo. He served in the OHARNG with the 324th Military Police Company for 10 years, is a Veteran of Operation Desert Storm, and was Honorably Discharged in 1993. Howard is a member of the Young President's Organization.

Paul Bishop

President and Chief Operating Officer

Since joining Ice Industries in 2005, Paul and the Ice team have completed and integrated multiple asset and company acquisitions for Ice.   His leadership within the company includes various functions including operations, human relations, sales, purchasing, marketing, and IT.   Ice’s success has led to numerous industry and customer recognitions in the field of metal stamping, welding and assembly.  Paul serves on the Supplier Council for Steelcase – a global leader in office furniture solutions for business, education and healthcare.

Prior to his role with Ice Industries, Paul Bishop spent 16 years with Dana Corporation. In 1994 Paul was appointed Vice President and Product Group Manager – Capital Markets Group, Dana Credit Corporation's (DCC's) largest and most profitable group. While in this role, DCC was awarded the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the U.S. Commerce Department’s highest award for quality. While at DCC, Paul negotiated transactions in the leasing and structured finance area that totaled over $3 billion in original equipment costs. In 1997 he was promoted to Vice President, Corporate Planning for Dana Corporation where, working with Dana’s strategic business units, he assisted with several significant acquisitions and divestitures and in the advancement of strategic goals, including the largest acquisition in Dana’s history. In June 1998, Paul rejoined DCC and in August he was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Paul was named to Dana’s World Operating Committee in 2000. In March 2002, he was appointed President of DCC. In December 2003, Paul was named Vice President and General Manager for Dana’s Heavy Vehicle Technologies and Systems Group – Driveshaft. In July 2004, Paul assumed responsibility for Dana’s global torque product operations (33 driveshaft locations operating in 19 countries, which served the light, commercial, off-highway and industrial markets; and contributed $1.4 billion in sales to Dana in 2004).

Paul graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Cincinnati with majors in Finance and Management. He also holds an MBA, with a concentration in Finance, from the University of Michigan. Paul is a member of the Maumee Valley Chapter of the World President’s Organization, the Bowling Green State University President’s Club, and is a founding member and Trustee of the Ottawa Hills Schools Foundation. Paul also serves on the board of Trustees for the St. Francis de Sales Foundation and is a Zoning Commissioner for the Village of Ottawa Hills.  Paul also serves on the Board of Trustees for Mercy Health Northern Region, a multiple hospital and clinically integrated network serving northwest Ohio.  

 

Jeff Boger

Executive Vice President

Jeff Boger has been with Ice Industries since its inception in 1999. He has served as Ice's Controller and Scheduler at Acklin Stamping. Jeff was promoted to Chief Financial Officer in 2002 upon the acquisition of Deerfield Manufacturing, and was named Executive Vice President in 2012. Jeff started his manufacturing career at Toledo Technologies (a division of GenTek, Inc.), where his roles included Accounting Supervisor and Production Control Manager. Jeff also served as the General Manager of Toledo Technologies' Sandco Division located in Hamilton, Ontario. Prior to joining Ice, Jeff was Plant Manager of their PCD division.

Jeff graduated from Bowling Green State University with a BS specializing in Accounting and subsequently added an MBA from the University of Toledo with a specialization in Finance.