The history of Zippo Manufacturing Company is the store of its people. From its founder George G. Blaisdell, to the many Zippo employees, customers, and collectors who have all played a vital role in the company's rich history. Their loyalty and dedication has made Zippo one of America's greatest and most recognizable icons.
Today, George B. Duke, Mr. Blaisdell's grandson, is the sole owner and Chairman of the Board of Zippo. Mark Paup is the company's President and CEO.
Zippo's diverse product line continues to grow, and now includes lighter accessories, butane multi-purpose lighters, men's and women's fragrances, lifestyle accessories, eyewear, and products for outdoor enthusiasts.
There are many Zippo collectors around the world. Their fervor and dedication to the brand is unparalleled. To enhance the collecting experience, Zippo collector clubs around the world hold meet ups and other events throughout the year.
In a world where most products are simply disposable or available with limited warranties, the Zippo pocket lighter remains backed by its famous lifetime guarantee. In more than 85 years, no one has ever spent a cent on the mechanical repair of a Zippo pocket lighter regardless of the lighter's age or condition. The Zippo pocket lighter is ingrained in American culture and is a global icon of durability and reliability.