Wigwam Announces New President

SHEBOYGAN, Wis., February 2, 2011 – Wigwam Mills, Inc. announced the appointment of Gerald Vogel as President and Chief Operating Officer. Vogel joined the company in 1993.
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SHEBOYGAN, Wis., February 2, 2011 – Wigwam Mills, Inc. announced the appointment of Gerald Vogel as President and Chief Operating Officer. Vogel joined the company in 1993.

Vogel's exceptional leadership skills have lead him through many managerial and vice president positions over the past 17 years, with his latest position of VP of Operations. He will oversee manufacturing, sales management and marketing functions of the company.

A native of Cleveland, WI, Vogel earned an associate degree in electronics from LTC and graduated with a bachelor's degree in business administration from Lakeland College, both respectfully in Wisconsin.

Robert Chesebro, Jr., prior president for the past 42 years, was elected as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. Chesebro plans to continue in an active role in the company working mainly in the area of product development and marketing planning. He will continue to lobby in Washington D.C. for fair trade.

Wigwam is the oldest single-family owned sock company in the United States. Robert is of the third generation and has been with the company since 1960. There are also two 4th generation Chesebro's employed at the company. Margaret is Director of Sales for the Western Region and Christopher is a Manager of Business Analytics and Manufacturing Liaison.


About Wigwam:
Wigwam Mills, Inc., was founded in 1905 and is located in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. It is an authentic American brand that designs, manufactures and markets the knitwear that America grew up with. For more information, visit www.wigwam.com or e-mail Wigwam at socks@wigwam.com. Wigwam…..Your Personal Best.

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