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Arctic Glacier Shares Key Senior Leadership Appointments

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Arctic Glacier, a Sharpsburg, Pennsylvania-based manufacturer and distributor of premium ice products and services, has appointed three new senior leadership team members.

The ice industry is primed for growth given robust economic indicators and shifting consumer behaviors. With a growth-minded, performance-based culture that is setting the pace for future growth within the ice industry, Arctic Glacier is the fastest-growing brand and is the only one seeing year-over-year increases.

“With this enhanced and energetic senior leadership team, I know we have the right people, with the right combination of skills in the right positions to make a big impact to realize our objectives,” said CEO Peter Laport.

“I am confident with their sharp operational and financial focus, deep technical and industry expertise and proven leadership capabilities, our new leaders are adding value to an already stellar team.”

The new senior leadership team members are:

Travis Bonnell

Bonnell offers extensive, international industrial experience providing real practical solutions to business, finance and legal challenges to executive leadership in highly regulated and complex compliance environments. 

In the newly created role of general counsel, Bonnell will be the senior legal advisor to Arctic Glacier, acting as the in-house legal representative, Prior to joining the company, Bonnell previously held several executive leadership roles with Rehab Industries, where he was responsible for the development and execution of the company’s organic and inorganic growth initiatives.

Doug Saunders

Saunders is an expert in leading business-critical, complex, high-profile global initiatives, programs and multi-functional projects. He is focused on driving sound, strategic solutions in practical phased steps, achieving results within a contemporary budget-conscious and control-aware framework.

As chief information officer, Saunders will lead all IT functions while providing the vision, strategy and tactics to transform and upgrade the company’s IT applications and the business processes impacted by those changes. Previously, Saunders was chief information officer for Sweeping Corporation of America, where he implemented SalesForce for more than 70 locations in addition to managing security strategy, infrastructure services, mergers and acquisitions.

Stephanie Choudri

Choudri brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise as a senior-level finance executive to her new role as CFO. She most recently served as a partner with CFGI’s New York office where she provided accounting, consulting and interim management services to clients in a variety of industries. She also held the roles of managing director and senior manager.

Prior to working at CFGI, she was CFO at DuJour Media Group. Choudri is skilled at technical and operational accounting assistance in areas that include revenue recognition, share-based compensation, business combinations, debt modifications and complex equity and financing arrangements. She will be focused on implementing business controls and process improvements.

About Arctic Glacier Premium Ice

Arctic Glacier Premium Ice is the premier provider of high-quality, premium ice products serving North America. For over 140 years the company has perfected the art of ice making, best-in-class service, food safety and reliable logistics.

Today, Arctic Glacier produces and delivers more than 2.5 billion pounds annually of premium ice to supermarkets, mass merchants, c-stores, dollar stores, gas stations and liquor stores, as well other commercial and industrial businesses. Arctic Glacier services more than 75,000 customers from production facilities, warehouses and distribution centers across the U.S. and Canada.

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