Industrial Revolution Hires New President

Industrial Revolution, the Seattle manufacturer and distributor of outdoor accessories, announced the addition of Drew Keegan as its new president. Keegan will tap into his vast outdoor industry experience to make immediate contributions leading IR’s marketing and product development team, as well as acting as the integrator for the company’s management team, said the company.

Before coming to IR, Keegan spent 18 years at Cascade Designs, where he served in numerous roles including design engineer, product manager and most recently, vice president of product development and marketing. He also has experience as a consultant, providing guidance to outdoor businesses and entrepreneurs in the areas of product development, product management, innovation and organizational development. Keegan holds two bachelor’s degrees, including one from the University of Notre Dame in mechanical engineering.

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“I’m delighted to have Drew join the Industrial Revolution team!” says Keith Jackson, IR’s owner. “He has the perfect mix of skills and experience we need. Just as importantly, he brings the personal passion for the outdoors necessary for us to maintain our close relationships with consumers, retailers and vendors. Drew is ideally positioned to lead the company into its next phase of growth.”

“I’m very excited to be joining Industrial Revolution,” says Keegan. “The brands IR carries, like UCO, Morakniv and Esbit, have enormous potential in the outdoor market and beyond. I’m really looking forward to working with the team and our industry partners as we continue to bring new and innovative products to market.”

Keegan can be reached at