Wixon

Location: 1390 E. Bolivar Ave., St. Francis

Website: www.wixon.com

Year Founded: 1907

Product or Service offered: Seasonings, flavors, food packaging, technology

Projected 2010 Revenue: $74 million

President and CEO: Peter Gottsacker

Other key leadership members: Chuck Ehemann, executive vice president of sales and marketing; Peter Caputa, CFO; Mariano Gascon, vice president of research and development; Ed Becerra, vice president of operations; Tim Sontag, vice president of quality; Sandy Jaskulski, vice president of administration.

Target Clientele: Fortune 50 food processors, major food brands; food service; meat processors

Business Organization Memberships: IFT, ASTA, IFMA, MMAC, MRA

What has fueled your company’s growth?

“Innovation around food trends; and a customer focused organization.”

What has been the biggest obstacle to your company’s growth?

“Finding and retaining talented people; government regulations.”

Do you have any planned changes for your company in the coming months?

“New areas for sales and food service acquisitions.”

What is the outlook for the business conditions of your industry over the next several months?

“Steady growth.”

What has been your company’s key strategy for rising out of the recession?

“Keep customer focus; develop more value added products and hire top talent.”

Congratulations from the strategic partners behind Wixon Inc.

Thomas M. Powers, CPA
(262) 784-6210
www.freyberg-hinkle.com

Mary Nikolai
(414) 259-8421
www.hayscompanies.com

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