Igloo Products welcomes Funko’s Andrew Perlmutter to its board of directors

Andrew Perlmutter, the president of the pop culture giant Funko has joined the board of directors at Igloo Products. Known in the pop culture world as a renowned brand builder, Perlmutter brings decades of professional expertise to the role and will guide the company’s strategic plans for the Playmate collection through licensing and partnerships.

Igloo is widely known for its expertise in the coolers category, and has recently expanded its offering and audience with a raft of licensed products under the Playmate umbrella, including coolers featuring graphics from Scooby Doo, Batman, Star Wars, Hello Kitty, and more.

“We are very excited to have Andrew Perlmutter assume his new Board of Directors role. He is an immediate asset to the team and the brand,” said Dave Allen, president and CEO of Igloo. “Through the years we’ve seen how he has strategically grown Funko’s business and what his team has accomplished under his leadership. We look forward to leveraging his experience to continue to expand and grow the Playmate category and licensed offerings.” 

Perlmutter added: “I am very proud to join the Igloo board. Igloo is an iconic brand within American culture. When I think about the brand, it brings back nostalgic memories I’ve made throughout the years and how it’s played a part in my life’s moments. It’s an honor to be part of the team and I look forward to contributing to Igloo’s success.” 

With decades of experience, Perlmutter is the co-founder of Bottle Rocket Collective, a board and travel games company, President of Funko, Inc., President at Funko Acquisition Holdings LLC (a subsidiary of Funko, Inc.) and holds an B.A. in Interpersonal Communications from Southern Illinois University.


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