Press Release JULY 27, 2020

  • Employees across the U.S., Canada, and Europe gather virtually to celebrate the milestone
  • With Deflecto’s 60-year history of innovation, the company reaches a new milestone in 2020 with the successful expansion of its engineering, design, and manufacturing capabilities to deliver personal safety and PPE products to customers across the globe

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (July 27, 2020) – Today, Deflecto, LLC celebrates its 60th anniversary. Hundreds of team members across the U.S., Canada, and Europe joined the executive team and board of directors for a virtual town hall and a series of socially distanced celebrations.

 “For the past 60 years, Deflecto has been a part of helping its customers make life more efficient at home, at work, and on the road,” reflects Bob Flynn, CEO of Deflecto. “Innovation is at the core of our work, which is why we never stop looking for better ways to inspire, organize, and protect what is important to our customers. Our rich history of innovation continues today as we invent and develop new products in personal safety and invest in environmentally sound manufacturing materials, processes, and sustainable solutions.”

Flynn adds, “Deflecto holds hundreds of patents and produces more than 10,000 different items for customers used in the daily lives of millions of consumers and commercial settings globally. It is this passion for creating the world’s best products and delighting our customers that will drive us for the next 60 years.”

For decades, Deflecto has been dedicated to inventing smart solutions for everyday problems. After our founder, C.P. Meyer, created the first commercial-use air deflector in 1960, he quickly realized his invention could also help homeowners save energy costs and stay comfortable year-round. Meyer inspired a company culture of innovation, and a few years later, a clever (and busy) Deflecto employee turned an air deflector upside down to store invoices. The world’s first wall pocket was born. Deflecto’s innovative spirit continues to this day.

Ken Smith, General Manager of Consumer Products stated, “Our customers appreciate the dedication and hard work of Deflecto and value that we create and deliver every day. Many of our relationships span decades and we thank our customers, strategic partners, and team members for making this 60th milestone possible.”

For the past three years, Deflecto has supported the City of Hope’s quest to defeat cancer and diabetes by sponsoring the Ride for Hope fundraiser, in which it has raised more than $100,000.00 for the medical research center, and is committed to continuing the relationship for years to come.

About Deflecto

Deflecto and its family of companies provide products that make life more efficient at home, at work, in-store, and on the road. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana with a 60-year history in innovation, Deflecto is the world’s largest manufacturer of floor protection and bicycle reflectors and is a global leader in office, storage and craft solutions, transportation and personal safety, dryer venting and air distribution products. For more information on Deflecto, please visit

Contact: Maggie Waples

Global Vice President of Product Management and Marketing

Phone: 317.849.9555 x4420

Mobile: 317-517-0893