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27th September 2016, Sheboygan, WI

Wigwam Mills announces Thomas M. Wheeler as President and CEO

Wigwam Mills has been crafting socks in Sheboygan, WI, US, since 1905. Wigwam Mills, a Wisconsin based high quality socks manufacturer, has announced that its Board of Directors has named apparel and consumer goods veteran Thomas M. Wheeler as President and CEO.

“We are delighted that Tom is joining Wigwam. He is a talented, visionary business leader with a complete set of creative, strategic and analytical skills to grow a leading apparel brand in a highly competitive and evolving global landscape,” said Robert E. Chesebro, Chairman of the Board.

“Tom has proven product development, wholesale, retail and international experience, in addition to a passion for success, and a deep network of professional relationships that cross the industry. He also fully embraces the principles of integrity, quality, value and service upon which Wigwam was founded in 1905. We are confident he will build upon the company's legacy as an iconic American brand with a focus toward our future as a global lifestyle brand.”

Pursuing growth

“I have long admired the Wigwam Brand and its leading position in the sock market and I am excited to lead this iconic company. I have great respect for what the Wigwam team has accomplished during their long and accomplished history, and look forward to leveraging Wigwam's strong foundation to expand the brand into new markets over time while remaining true to the brand's core values and customer base,” commented Mr Wheeler.

“I proudly join the Wigwam family with the clear goal of moving the company forward by working with the Board to identify and pursue growth in key areas, collaborating with and inspiring our people to find new ways to drive enhanced customer satisfaction while delivering increased value to our shareholders.”

Wigwam Mills

Wigwam Mills has been crafting socks in Sheboygan, WI, US, since 1905. With the commitment to local USA manufacturing, the company continually supports its dedicated US supply chain of spinners and farmers using almost exclusive raw materials sourced domestically. 

Wigwam practices sustainable manufacturing processes taking advantage of alternative power, heat reclamation and environmentally neutral materials in our washing and finishing plant. “Our commitment to community and the environment has always been central to who we are and how we deliver quality across our company,” the manufacturer explains.


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