CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa Eco Lips, a maker of organic lip care products, has appointed Mark Patterson chief executive officer, effective Sept. 22.
Patterson succeeds Steve Shriver, founder and chief executive officer, who has accepted a position with Frontier Natural Products as the division vice president of Aura Cacia, a line of aromatherapy products located in Urbana, Iowa.
Shriver will remain the primary stockholder and chairman of the board at Eco Lips, which he founded six years ago. He will continue to be active in the strategic direction of both the Eco Lips brand and the company.
Patterson, who currently serves as vice president of sales, has been part of the Eco Lips team for three years.
“I am excited to continue Steve’s legacy and not only fulfill our shared goals but make the organic lifestyle a reality for all consumers in this country. Steve and I will continue to plan for the growth of the company together,” stated Patterson.