Little Giant Appoints Chief Operating Officer

Feb 3, 2022

Little Giant Ladder Systems Appoints Manny Arce as Chief Operating Officer

Little Giant Ladder Systems, the leader in ladder innovation, recently appointed Manny Arce as Chief Operating Officer.

The senior operations and supply chain executive joins Little Giant Ladder Systems from Milwaukee Tool. There, Arce served as the Vice President of North America Operations and was responsible for strategic expansion and operations excellence initiatives. Prior to that, he led NA Operations including supply chain, customer service, advanced manufacturing, and project management for Werner Co. as the Vice President, NA Operations.

Arce holds his Bachelor of Applied Science in Business Administration, Management and Operations from Park University and his Master of Business Administration, Operations Management.

ON Partners consultant Baillie Parker is proud to have partnered with Manny Arce and Little Giant Ladder Systems and Industrial Opportunity Partners on this successful placement. View more operations placements from ON here.

About Little Giant Ladder Systems 


Little Giant Ladder Systems, the maker of the original multipurpose ladder, is the world leader in ladder safety and innovation, holding over 100 patents and patents pending on ladder function and design. The company was founded in Springville, Utah, in 1972; and now markets its products in over 40 countries. Little Giant listens to the voice of the customer and then engineers, manufactures and markets innovative, industry-leading climbing solutions that help hard-working men and women worldwide to get stuff done.

About Industrial Opportunity Partners


IOP, an Evanston, Ill.-based private equity firm with $910 million of committed capital since inception, is dedicated to creating value through investing in manufacturing and value-added distribution businesses with revenue between $30 million and $400 million. IOP focuses on businesses with strong product, customer, and market positions, and provides management and operational resources to support sales and earnings growth at its businesses. For more information, visit IOP’s website at

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