Obituary: Mark Patterson, CEO Of Eco Lips

He Was 34

Mark PattersonMark Patterson, the CEO of supplier Eco Lips (asi/51599), died on Saturday, August 11 of an aortic aneurysm. He was 34.

Under Patterson's leadership, Eco Lips carved a niche in the industry, providing certified organic lip care products. "I have lost a close and important friend in my life and our company will miss his expertise, his delight of being and his powerful engagement while working and playing within the organic arena," said Steve Shriver, founder of Eco Lips.

In addition to building up the Eco Lips' brand, Patterson was well-known in Cedar Rapids, IA, for his involvement in the community. He was a key driver of the annual Eco Lips Earth Day Bike Ride and the Endurathon – an event made up of 10 marathons in 10 days across Iowa.

Patterson is survived by his wife, Sarah, son Luke, daughters Elizabeth and Lily, parents Tom and Donna, brother Jerry, and grandmother Alice. A memorial fund has been set up for Patterson's children through the Eco Lips website at