Utica Boilers has introduced a new member of its ever-growing boiler family, except it is not an actual boiler: It’s a 7-foot tall, sunglass-wearing, modern boiler affectionately known as “Boilerman.”
“We are excited for Boilerman to take an active role in embracing Utica through outreach initiatives in the community," said Ron Passafaro, president and CEO of parent company ECR International. “We are the Boilermakers. Boilerman will make his first appearance at Boilermaker events including the after-party.”
The Boilermaker Road Race was realized when former Utica Boiler Chairman Earl C. Reed was passionate about celebrating the company’s 50th anniversary in 1978. Likewise, Passafaro, the current president and CEO, is very passionate, particularly about the people of ECR who continue to make Utica boilers today. The mascot was created to remind this community where the “boiler” in boilermaker came from. Boilerman will be attending future community events.