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 J. 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. These acquisitions have included traditional asset purchases and complete manufacturing process de-integrations within various markets throughout N. America. Ice has built a diversified company serving customers in markets that include HVAC, appliance, filtration, water heating, furniture, fire and safety, braking systems, automotive, and heavy truck. Successful projects have included expansion into the Mexican market as well. His leadership within the company includes responsibility for various functions including daily 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 formerly served 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 spent 16 years with Dana Corporation. While in his role as VP of Dana Credit Corporation’s (DCC’s) largest and most profitable group, 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. Paul served in various roles in his tenure at Dana including Vice President, Corporate Planning 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. Paul served as President of DCC, VP and General Manager - Dana Heavy Vehicle Technologies and Systems Group, and President of Dana’s Global Torque Product Group. Paul was named to Dana’s World Operating Committee in 2000.

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 since 2000, the Bowling Green State University President’s Club, and is a founding 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, Ohio. Paul also serves as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Bons Secours Mercy Health Northern Region, a multiple hospital and clinically integrated network serving northwest Ohio. Paul resides in Ottawa Hills, Ohio with his wife Letitia Marth. They have three children, Bennett, Connor and Nikolas.



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.