OtterBox is a privately owned consumer electronics accessory company based in Fort Collins, Colorado that produces water resistant, shock resistant, and drop resistant cases for mobile devices. The company was founded in 1998 as a manufacturer of water resistant boxes and device-specific smartphone and tablet cases for outdoor enthusiasts. Since then, the company has specialized in protective cases for smartphones, both water resistant and not. In 1991, Curt Richardson made his first “Otterbox”, a completely water resistant box, in his garage in response to an increase in the popularity of water sports. Richardson launched a company based on his finished 1995 Otterbox in 1998. He was strongly influenced by the 1985 book about business theories, E-Myth. In 2001, the company began to produce iPod cases, which were introduced in 2004. OtterBox left the market in 2010 to focus on mobile devices and technologies. As of 2012[update], the company provides protection accessories for battlefield military technology. By early 2009, OtterBox had approximately 70 employees. The company opened a 10-employee Ireland office in 2010 to handle the European, Middle Eastern, and African markets, a Hong Kong office in 2011. and later, a small Dubai sales office. In 2012, OtterBox had 363 employees. Curt Richardson announced he would be stepping down as CEO and taking the position of Chairman in July 2012. He was replaced by Brian Thomas.
Highest paying job titles at OtterBox include Account Director, Brand Director, and Marketing Manager