BriskHeat, a provider of flexible surface and immersion heating products, controllers and insulators, has named Mike Thompson as the new president and CEO, effective January, 1. Thompson replaces Domenic Federico, who retired after serving as president and chief executive officer for 22 years. 

Thompson has been with the company for 27 years, the last 15 as senior vice president of Manufacturing. As BriskHeat continues to grow, Thompson will lead the company into its next era, which will include a new production facility in Costa Rica.

“As BriskHeat moves into the future, I believe we’re going to be reflecting on Domenic’s vision,” Thompson said. “We will build on our current success and continue to drive revenue growth. We will accomplish this through further market diversity and expanded customer base applications. My vision for BriskHeat is to be the world’s top, one-stop source for all surface heating solutions, temperature controls, and insulating needs.”

During his years at BriskHeat, Federico led the company to tenfold growth. Under his leadership, BriskHeat expanded from 100 employees to over 900, based in six countries. In 2018, Federico led the sale of BriskHeat to Sweden-based NIBE Industrier, a global group of manufacturing companies with more than $3.7 billion in annual revenue and 15,000 employees worldwide.


About BriskHeat
Since 1949, BriskHeat has provided a full range of surface and immersion heating solutions used for freeze protection, condensation prevention, flow/viscosity control, vacuum bake-out, composite curing, and temperature process control. BriskHeat’s primary manufacturing facilities and headquarters are in Columbus, Ohio. BriskHeat has a worldwide sales network including sales offices in Taiwan, China, and Germany, as well as manufacturing facilities in Vietnam. In 2017, BriskHeat was named to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in America. In 2018, BriskHeat became part of NIBE Industrier AB, a global group of manufacturing companies with over 15,000 employees worldwide.