Tacony Corporation Announces New Chief Financial Officer

March 26, 2021

FENTON, Mo. - March 2021 — Tacony Corporation, a privately held manufacturer and distributor that provides the world with better solutions for sewing, cleaning and home, announced today that Shannon Wilson has been named chief financial officer.

Wilson comes to Tacony with more than 20 years of financial experience in both public and private sectors. Most recently, she served as CFO for Jim’s Formal Wear, a national wholesaler and distributor in the men’s formal wear industry. Prior to that she held CFO positions in the software development and marketing services industries.

“Shannon brings a burst of energy, a curious and strategic mindset, and vast experience from previous roles similar to what we do at Tacony – family business, multi-channel distribution, and international and ecommerce sales,” said Kristi Tacony Humes, CEO, Tacony Corp. “Her collaborative nature, strong leadership and mentorship expertise are a great fit for Tacony.”

Wilson joins Tacony beginning in March 2021.

“Tacony has such a strong history and tradition of providing quality products and services, and taking care of its customers and employees,” said Wilson. “At the same time, there’s excitement and passion for the future with a focus on growth, exceeding expectations, and finding better ways in all they do. I can’t imagine a more exciting time to be joining the Tacony family.”

Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Wilson earned her undergraduate degree from St. Louis University and has remained rooted in the St. Louis area.

 

About Tacony Corporation

Founded in 1946, Tacony Corporation is a privately held manufacturing and distribution company that provides your world with better solutions for sewing, cleaning and home. With more than 350 associates in eight offices around the world under the leadership of CEO Kristi Tacony Humes, Tacony prides itself on building long-lasting business relationships that are based on trust and feel like family. For more information, visit www.tacony.com.

Tacony Corporation Announces New Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing

January 22, 2021

FENTON, MO. - January 2021 — Tacony Corporation, a privately held manufacturer and distributor that provides the world with better solutions for sewing, cleaning and home, announced today that Ryan Wesselschmidt has been named senior vice president of sales and marketing.

Previously based in Stockholm, Sweden, Wesselschmidt comes to Tacony after 20 years with Husqvarna Group, the world’s largest supplier of outdoor power equipment, where he was global vice president of sales and service. In addition to developing sales territories and managing direct sales channels in the U.S., Wesselschmidt built a first-in-class sales force, expanded markets throughout the emerging markets, and gained extensive market share across Europe.

“Ryan’s leadership principles – personal accountability, collaboration, and customers first always – align closely with Tacony’s core values,” said Kristi Tacony Humes, CEO, Tacony Corp. “As we approach 75 years in business, we are building a team to help us fulfill our mission to exceed our customers’ needs; Ryan’s addition to our team is a giant step in that direction.”

Wesselschmidt was born and raised in the Midwest and earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He calls Missouri home and has relocated to St. Louis to join the Tacony Family beginning in January 2021.

 

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About Tacony Corporation

 

Founded in 1946, Tacony Corporation is a privately held manufacturing and distribution company that provides your world with better solutions for sewing, cleaning and home. With more than 350 associates in eight offices around the world under the leadership of CEO Kristi Tacony Humes, Tacony prides itself on building long-lasting business relationships that are based on trust and feel like family. For more information, visit www.tacony.com.

Tacony Corporation Announces New Cto

February 18, 2019

FEBRUARY, 2019 – FENTON, MO. Tacony Corporation has announced its new Chief Technology Officer: Christine Freed.

In addition to Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and leadership, Freed’s diverse strategic and results-oriented experience includes a wide range of technological knowhow that will continue to prepare Tacony Corporation to adapt to a variety of ever-changing digital needs now and into the future.

She comes to Tacony from Duke Manufacturing where she was responsible for the end to end technology for global operations. Tacony Corporation CEO Kristi Tacony Humes said Freed was a natural fit for the company.

“From planning a long-term roadmap, implementing new and maintaining current systems, Christine led a team at Duke for 18 years which included upgrading and implementing Epicor, the same ERP system we use,” Tacony Corporation CEO Kristi Tacony Humes said. “We’re so happy she decided to come aboard. As part of the Executive Team, Christine will be able to take our technology platform to the next level and provide our employees and customers with the best possible experience.”

 

About Tacony Corporation

Founded in 1946, Tacony Corporation is a privately held manufacturing and distribution company that provides your world with better solutions for sewing, cleaning and home. With more than 550 associates in 12 offices around the world under the leadership of CEO Kristi Tacony Humes, Tacony’s mission is to create long-lasting relationships that are based on trust and feel like family. For more information, visit www.tacony.com.

Tacony Announces New Commercial Floor Care Executive

February 1, 2019

FEBRUARY 2019, FENTON, MO — Tacony Corporation has added a new executive to its leadership team: Vice President of Sales for Commercial Floor Care, Tim Schaumburg.

Schaumburg’s position puts him in charge of developing sales strategy and driving profitability at Tacony within the Commercial Floor Care group. He is also responsible for the inside and outside sales teams along with OEM and sales support headquartered in Tacony’s Fort Worth, TX, facility.

“Tim’s experience in sales will be invaluable in helping our Commercial Floor Care channel meet its goals and objectives,” said Tacony CEO, Kristi Tacony Humes. “We’re excited to see how he’ll contribute.”

Schaumburg is formerly of ADP where he served as Business Consultant for Major Accounts and then Regional Vice President at Enterprise Holdings. He also serves as a Corporate Advisor and Mentor at L.E.A.D (Launch, Expose, Advise, Direct) with a mission to empower an at-risk generation to lead and transform their city.

 

About Tacony Corporation

Founded in 1946, Tacony Corporation is a privately held manufacturing and distribution company that provides your world with better solutions for sewing, cleaning and home. With more than 550 associates in 12 offices around the world under the leadership of CEO Kristi Tacony Humes, Tacony’s mission is to create long-lasting relationships that are based on trust and feel like family. For more information, visit www.tacony.com.