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Wigwam Mills Names Jerry Vogel Chief Executive Officer
Robert Chesebro Jr. Remains Chairman
October 1, 2015 (Sheboygan, Wisc.) – US sock manufacturer Wigwam Mills is pleased to announce the appointment of current president Jerry Vogel to the role of Chief Executive Officer. Vogel succeeds Robert Chesebro Jr., Wigwam’s CEO for the past 47 years. Chesebro will remain as the Chairman of the family-owned business.
A native of Cleveland, Wisconsin, Vogel joined the company in 1993 and quickly rose up the manufacturing ladder. As president, Vogel’s duties included oversight and management of all facets of manufacturing and administration of the Sheboygan, Wisconsin-based company. In his expanded role, all aspects of sales, marketing, and product development fall within his purview.
“As Wigwam wraps up its 110th year in business, I’m confident that Jerry is the ideal person to lead the company forward," states Chairman Robert Chesebro, "His extensive manufacturing experience combined with his energy and leadership perfectly suit the strategic vision. He’s uniquely qualified to maintain Wigwam’s impressive record of results and satisfaction for its customers and employees.”
As a 3rd and 4th generation family owned company, Wigwam has designed and manufactured high-performance socks in Sheboygan, WI, USA since 1905. For 110 years Wigwam has made the best socks in the world, right here in the USA. For more information on Wigwam, please visit our website or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Yonder, or Instagram.