BioLite’s CEO Jonathan Cedar Named to OIA’s Board of Directors

July 10, 2018

New directors will begin their terms at Outdoor Retailer

Brooklyn, NY– BioLite, an innovator in energy solutions, is proud to announce its CEO and co-founder Jonathan Cedar has been elected to the Outdoor Industry of America’s Board of Directors.  

Cedar is one of three new incoming directors and two returning directors who will officially begin their three-year terms at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in July 2018. BioLite will be exhibiting at booth #32125-UL at the show. 

 “As an Outdoor Industry product innovator, brand builder, and lifelong outdoor participant, I hope that my experience can help the OIA engage the next generation of outdoor enthusiasts,” said Cedar. “It’s an exciting time in our industry, and it means so much to be working alongside outdoor industry leaders to guide the OIA to a successful future.”

The OIA board of directors provides guidance for the organization’s overall strategic direction, establishes policies and positions, monitors the association’ financial health, programs and overall performance and prepares the industry and association for the future, ensuring OIA’s success as an organization and for its members. 

“The OIA Board plays a significant role in helping to guide and shape our focused work in policy, sustainable business innovation and outdoor participation on behalf of our members. We are looking forward to the addition of the incoming directors, and we also want to thank and acknowledge all of the hard work, effort and energy that our outgoing board members have given to OIA,” said Amy Roberts, OIA executive director.

About BioLite
BioLite is a social enterprise that develops, manufactures, and markets advanced energy products for off-grid communities around the world. The company creates breakthrough cooking, charging, and lighting solutions for both outdoor enthusiasts as well as rural families living in energy poverty. It has been the recipient of numerous recognitions including Popular Science’s Best of What’s New, Fast Company’s Innovation by Design Awards, BusinessWeek’s Most Promising Social Enterprise, and a nomination for REI’s Vendor of the Year. Headquartered in Brooklyn, NY, the company was founded in 2009 by Jonathan Cedar and Alec Drummond. BioLite is proudly a Carbon Neutral company. Discover more about BioLite at