LOCATION: 1390 E. Bolivar Ave., St. Francis, WI 53235


WEBSITE: www.wixon.com

Year founded: 1907

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

Projected 2009 revenue: More than $75 million

CEO, President/Owner(s): Peter Gottsacker, president and CEO; Chuck Ehemann, executive VP of sales; Peter Caputa, CFO


Leadership team: Mariano Gascon, vice president of R&D; Mark Fleischmann, vice president operations; Tim Sonntag, vice president quality; Sandy Jaskulski, vice president 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?

Technology & focus on core compentencies.

What is the biggest obstacle to your company’s growth?

Business climate in Wisconsin.

Access to workforce.

Do you plan any changes in your company in the upcoming months?

Planning acquisitions.

Who are the business people, locally or nationally, whom you admire? And what traits do those people exhibit that make you admire them?


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

Continued growth at 5 percent. New opportunities, health and wellness.

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

Focus on core competencies. Develop people for excellence.


Congratulations from the strategic partners behind Wixon Inc.

Donald D. Hinkle

Nancy A. Vianes

Robert Heaps
(414) 290-3563


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