Reibl Elected IHA Chairman; Three New Board Members Chosen

William Reibl

William Reibl

ROSEMONT, Ill.-The International Housewares Association board of directors has elected William P. Reibl, president and CEO of Infusion Living, as its chairman.

Reibl, whose term will begin on Oct. 1 and end on Sept. 30, 2013, will succeed Richard Boynton, president and CEO of Jura-Capresso. He founded Infusion Living earlier this year, and previously served as president of Progressive International. His career also includes posts with Melitta North America, Bulova Watch Co. and Gimbel’s.

Also, Michael Magerman, president and CEO of Quickie Mfg. Corp., has been elected vice chairman and chairman-elect. Keith Jaffee, chairman of O2 Cool, has been elected treasurer. Magerman and Jaffee will also serve one-year terms from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30, 2013.

IHA has also elected three new directors to its board. They are Hildy Abrams, president and CEO of Gourmet Settings; Brett Bradshaw, president of Bradshaw International; and Jay Zilinkas, managing director of Meyer Corp. U.S. They will serve three-year terms from Oct. 1, 2011, to Sept. 30, 2015.

Retiring from the board are Bruce Kaminstein, CEO of Casabella Holdings; and Joseph Mallof, president and CEO of World Kitchen. Magerman and Evan Dash, CEO of Storebound, were both reappointed to second three-year terms.