Mt. Airy, North Carolina, June 15, 2016 — Nester Hosiery, the world’s most advanced sock manufacturing company, has announced that company president Kelly Nester has been promoted to the position of CEO, effective immediately. The current CEO and company founder Marty Nester will continue to chair the company’s Board of Directors.
“We have been moving toward this change for some time and I am confident that under his leadership Nester Hosiery will continue to grow and thrive,” said Marty Nester.
Nester Hosiery was founded in 1993 and employs more than 200 people in its Mount Airy, NC facilities, where it produces socks for many of the world's leading outdoor, performance, and lifestyle brands.
In 2013 Nester Hosiery launched its own brand, Farm to Feet™ whose guiding principle is a 100% American transparent supply chain. The brand is sold at better outdoor retailers across the county and through its website, www.farmtofeet.com.
“Marty has created a strong foundation for us by instilling a company culture committed to tireless product innovation and development of the best manufacturing processes,” said Kelly Nester. “I am fortunate and excited to carry this forward.”
Kelly Nester joined the company in 1996 and has been president since 2008.
ABOUT NESTER HOSIERY
Nester Hosiery is the world’s most advanced sock manufacturing company. They design and manufacture the most innovative socks in the world – for mountaineers, firefighters, military personnel, athletes, and anyone who loves a perfect pair of socks. Situated in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Mount Airy, North Carolina, Nester Hosiery is a family owned, environmentally responsible company. Learn more at www.nesteryhosiery.com
ABOUT FARM TO FEET
Farm to Feet™ is committed to the single, simple goal of creating the world’s best wool socks by exclusively using an all-American recipe: US materials, US manufacturing, and US workers. With its supply chain completely within the U.S., Farm to Feet is able to ensure the highest quality materials and end products, while having as little impact on the environment as possible. Once the wool is grown and sheared in the Rocky Mountains, the remaining processes take place within 300 miles of its sustainability-focused knitting facility in Mt. Airy, NC. All Farm to Feet socks feature seamless toe closures, a comfort compression fit from the top through the arch, and superior cushioning for ultimate performance and comfort. Learn more at www.farmtofeet.com and join us on Facebook.