Address: 1390 E. Bolivar Ave., St. Francis, WI 53235
Year founded: 1907
Product or service offered: Seasonings, flavors and consumer packaged foods
Projected 2011 revenue: More than $75 million
CEO, President/Owner(s): Peter Gottsacker, president; Chuck Ehemann, executive vice president of sales; Peter Caputa, CFO
Target clientele: Food processors, consumer products branders, resturant chains
Business organization memberships: MMAC, IFT, ASTA, Research Chef Association, National Restaurant Association, Direct Selling Association, American Meat Institute
What has fueled your company’s growth?
Innovation, New markets in Food Service
What is the biggest obstacle to your company’s growth?
Do you plan any changes in your company in the upcoming months?
We added 25 new employees through a job fair. Continue to improve processes for efficiency and quality
What is the outlook for the business conditions of your industry over the next several months?
We’re expecting a favorable industry outlook with growth at 3 to 4 percent.
What is your company’s key strategy for rising out of the recession?
Recession did not impact our business significantly. Wixon will seek to employ its financial and scientific resources to grow organically and through acquisition.