A Trusted Name for More Than 70 Years
Bill Ibsen: 3rd Generation & Current President
In 2020, Bill Ibsen, son of long-time President, Ron Ibsen, was appointed President of this legacy firm.
Bill’s career background includes more than two decades of sales, procurement, IT, and customer service experience.
He has been actively involved in the operations of the Ibsen Company for more than 20 years.
He looks forward to meeting more customers and Principals to learn more about what they need to service their customers, in order to continue to be the go-to resource for premium marine products.
To reach Bill, call 206-920-4594 or email him here.
Building a Lasting Legacy
Ron Ibsen: 2nd Generation & Chairman
Ron Ibsen, son of Founder, Don Ibsen, started working at the company after earning his business degree from Seattle University in 1960.
With a dual track career he also worked in purchasing, sales and in business management for Boeing, University of WA, Honeywell Marine Systems, and Trailer Equipment Distributors.
Ron became President of The Ibsen Company when his father retired in 1983. In 2020, Ron took on the Chairman role.
Ron inherited his father’s love of innovation, and now the company focuses on providing creative solutions and quality products for the marine, RV and related industries.
Ron flying over Don
A Love of the Water
Don Ibsen: 1st Generation & Founder
Don Ibsen, a pioneering innovator and early promoter of water skiing, was one of the first water ski manufacturers producing products out of Sitka spruce and cedar in 1928. His business acumen, and love of the water, led to his founding of the Don S. Ibsen Company in 1950- a manufacturers’ representative firm in Seattle.
The company represented and consulted Kimball Manufacturing, an early producer of fiberglass water skis and was the first representative for Tollycraft Boats and Uniflite Marine. Later, the company extended its market focus into the RV market, introducing catalytic heaters.
Don was inducted into the Water Ski Hall of Fame in 1983. This wealth of knowledge gained through these years of experience remains a lasting legacy in this family-run company today.
Don with Water Ski Hall of Fame Medal