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JK Adams Heads Into the 80th Year With A New CEO

Posted on 3/23/2023
JK Adams Heads Into the 80th Year With A New CEO

DORSET, VT—MARCH 20, 2023 JK Adams Owner and Chairman Malcom Cooper Jr. has announced the appointment of Adam Sigel as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer. Sigel’s experience includes executive roles at several notable consumer goods companies nationwide. Most recently, the Vice President of the Savannah Bee Company—a Georgia-based gourmet foods and gift company—Sigel brings a business acumen directly relevant to JK Adams’ industry. A New England native, Sigel has also held various management positions throughout the giftware industry. While serving on the executive team at the brand Mariposa, he partnered with JK Adams with a luxury line of co-branded wood and slate cheese boards. “I made a strategic decision to bring on a seasoned sales executive that truly knows our industry,” Cooper noted. “Under Adam’s leadership we look forward to continuing the successful growth that JK Adams’ has experienced over the years, as we approach our 80th anniversary.” The JK Adams management team includes Sharon Rishell, Vice President of Sales, Jessi Kerner, Director of E-commerce and Promotional Sales, Sean Osborne, Creative Director, Megan Long, Retail Manager and Gene Tomczak, Facilities Manager. “I continue to be impressed with the solid and engaged management team that JK Adams has in place,” says Sigel. “It will be exciting to lead this organization into the future as we continue to design and manufacture high quality wood products for the kitchen and home.” In addition to serving nearly 4,000 independent retailers, the company’s custom manufacturing and private-label business produces exclusive designs for major national brands and retailers such as Williams-Sonoma, Sur La Table, Uncommon Goods, Crate & Barrel, Nora Fleming, Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Kitchen and more. The company maintains an internal design department to help assist its customers in creating products they dream up. The company’s Dorset flagship kitchen store continues to record strong retail sales. Plus, its direct-to-consumer website is poised to have a refresh and relaunch in the coming months. Malcolm Cooper Jr. and his advisor Patrick Wheeler both noted that they are extremely excited for this new chapter in the company’s history.” JK Adams is known for its quality products. It stands out as one U.S. manufacturing business that has remained competitive on the global stage over these many years,” said Wheeler. “Under Adam Sigel’s leadership we are confident in the continued success of the business.” ### For over 79 years, JK Adams has been a leading manufacturer of American-made wooden housewares and specialty gift products. Proudly based in idyllic Dorset, Vermont, the company produces high-quality products from North American hardwoods, employs talented American artisans, collaborates with local suppliers, and operates a net zero-waste facility – all with an unwavering commitment to sustainability, quality, and innovation. JK Adams products are sold by fine retailers throughout the world, as well as in its own Dorset flagship store and at jkadams.com. Media contact: Sean Osborne sosborne@jkadams.com JK Adams Co.

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