The ICED Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Mary Hadfield was elected president of ICED on May 12, 2011. She fills the vacancy created when immediate past president Steve Hammerstein was named chairman upon the death of founder and chairman, Bud Hadfield, on April 11, 2011.
ICED is the parent company of Kwik Kopy Printing, Kwik Kopy Business Centers, AWT, The Ink Well, Franklin's Printing, Parcel Plus, Computer Explorers, and several subsidiaries, including Northwest Forest Conference Center.
Mary has been an integral part of ICED, which started in 1967 with Kwik Kopy Printing. She and Bud built the business into the global empire that it is today, and she is the principal architect of the company headquarters located on a 100+ acre conference center in Cypress, Texas.
Mary looks forward to a bright future for ICED, and remains excited and positive about the company.
At the stockholders' meeting immediately prior to the board meeting, Jay Groot and Michael Longoria were elected to the board of directors.
Jay, who has been with ICED since 1989, is president of all the print brands and Parcel Plus. He worked with our center owners for a number of years in the franchise services arena, and visited centers both in the United States and abroad. Jay was on the launch team that developed the Kwik Kopy Business Center brand, and served as its vice-president, and then president until taking on the responsibility for six brands in 2010.
Michael, general counsel for ICED, joined the company in October 2005. He offers a depth of knowledge about contracts, franchise law, and litigation. Michael received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and his law degree from South Texas College of Law in Houston.
Please join us in congratulating Mary, Jay, and Michael.