January 26, 2010—KOLD-DRAFT, a leader in the manufacture of high quality, innovative ice machines, announces the appointment of Martin (Marty) Gardner as President and Chief Operating Officer. Leonard Kosar remains KOLD-DRAFT’s Chief Executive Officer. Marty brings extensive managerial experience, most recently as Executive Vice President of Sales at TTI Floor Care.
Marty formerly held numerous executive positions at GE Lighting, including General Manager – Wal-Mart; General Manager – Global Automotive Lighting; and General Manager – Commercial Services; and was a Six Sigma Master Black Belt. He also served as Vice President of Sales at ICI Paints and ran both their Puerto Rico and Export License businesses.
About KOLD-DRAFT, Marty says, “They are a dedicated company at the forefront of ice-making technology. I am honored to be contributing to their leadership in the industry.”