First COO for IncipioMonday, January 16, 2017
Irvine-based Incipio Group promoted Ann Fong to chief operating officer, a new position.
Fong had been chief financial officer of the maker of cellphone cases and other mobile device accessories since 2013. She played an integral role a string of acquisitions and growth in annual revenue from $200 million to an estimated $500 million in 2016.
Incipio bought Nashville-based competitor Griffin Technology in August; Chino-based Incase Designs Corp. and ClamCase LLC in Michigan in 2015; speaker specialist Braven LC in 2013; and Tavik Industries LLC in 2012.
Rob Hagen will replace Fong as CFO. Hagen served in a similar role since 2014 at BRB/SHERLINE Inc., an environmental services technology company in Rancho Santa Margarita, and at the Hill Corp. Inc. in Anaheim from 2008 to 2013. He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting from California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo.
Fong was the winner in the Rising Star category at the Business Journal’s annual CFO of the Year Awards in 2015.