Steve Light Named President of Accel Inc.

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Accel Inc. adds to executive leadership team to drive business forward.

Steve Light

Steve Light, President of Accel Inc.

“We have very aggressive expansion goals and Steve is an excellent fit to help take the company to the next level,” said Tara Abraham, Chairwoman of Accel Inc.

Accel Inc., a leader in contract manufacturing, packaging, and private labeling, announced that Steve Light has been named President of the company, effective November 2019. Light joins Accel Inc. from Cardinal Health, where he served as Vice President of Consumer Health. Light is an investor partner and succeeds David Abraham, who now serves as the company’s CEO. Tara Abraham, who previously held the position of CEO, serves as the company’s Chairwoman.    

Light brings 27 years of experience across a variety of industries, starting with consulting at Arthur Andersen followed by International finance manager at DaimlerChrysler. From there, Steve had increasing leadership responsibilities in the retail industry at Kmart, Sears, Floor & Décor, and Meijer, culminating as the lead senior executive of merchandise operations for a multi-billion-dollar line of business with responsibility for pricing, inventory management, space management, global sourcing, product development, and private label brand management. He then went into healthcare as the Vice President of Consumer Health at Cardinal Health.

As President of Accel Inc., Light oversees new business development, sales and customer service, strategy, global sourcing, ecommerce, and quality assurance.

“We have very aggressive expansion goals and Steve is an excellent fit to help take the company to the next level,” said Tara Abraham, Chairwoman of Accel Inc. “His experience and leadership are exactly what we need to scale the company very quickly with our strategic vision.”

With the addition of Light, the company is positioned to focus on growing its core business as well as launching its own wellness and self-care brand called Spa-Dà, and to support the venture initiatives Accel is partnering in through its new subsidiary, Capax.

“I’m thrilled to be a partner with Tara and David due to their strong 25 years in business and being poised for accelerated growth,” said Light. “They have an incredible track record of investing in the community through economic development and job creation. They contribute to charities and initiatives that make our community stronger, and I fully back their commitment to diversity and inclusion.”

About Accel Inc.

Accel Inc. is a contract manufacturer and packaging company and provider of private labeling for the personal care, consumer packaged goods, food and beverage, and medical industries. Accel works with the nation’s leading corporations as an essential partner in their clients’ success by assembling products flawlessly, profitably, and to maximum consumer satisfaction. The company was founded in 1995 in Lewis Center, Ohio and anchored the Beauty Park in New Albany, Ohio in 2011. Over one hundred million finished goods travel down the production lines each year. Their mix of engineering expertise, innovative hand assembly, state of art technology, and artistic vision enables their clients to deliver products that their customers love and are environmentally responsible. In 2020, Accel is launching its own wellness and self-care brand called Spa-Dà, and is partnering in venture initiatives through is new subsidiary, Capax. For more information, visit http://www.accel-inc.com.

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