Martinsville, IN (April 26, 2019) – For Bare Feet, Inc., branded and marketed as FBF Originals LLC, a leading manufacturer, distributor and retailer of licensed and novelty socks, is pleased to welcome two new members to its front-office management team.
John Corrigan is FBF’s new chief financial officer. Corrigan brings to FBF more than 25 years of experience in finance and senior leadership in accounting and financial management, business development, contract negotiation, and business planning and development.
Jeff Jackowski fills a newly created position as inventory control manager. He spent more than 20 years in the corporate office of LIDS Sports Group. The majority of his tenure, Jackowski was head of the retailer’s merchandising department helping ensure maximum sales through efficient product placement, analysis, and pricing strategies.
“Both John and Jeff play essential roles to ensure we operate as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible,” said FBF Originals Chief Executive Officer Kelly Baugh.
FBF Originals is the longest-tenured sock licensee of the National Football League, and is also licensed with hundreds of colleges, the National Basketball Association, the National Hockey League, NASCAR, and Fortune 500 companies and other businesses such as chocolate manufacturer Hershey, Wrangler, and Mossy Oak, among others. From 1997-2016 FBF Originals produced the official on-court sock of the NBA.
The FBF story is both entrepreneurial and heartwarming. Company founder Sharon Rivenbark, a schoolteacher and single mother, started the company in 1984 with a 19th-century sock-knitting machine and a quaint shop named For Bare Feet in the rural tourist community of Brown County, Indiana. The shop is still in operation along with others across the United States.
The present-day FBF Originals corporate headquarters and factory are run by Baugh, Rivenbark’s daughter. Using state-of-the-art equipment, the company knits high-quality socks, headbands, wristbands, scarves and other items sold by retailers across North America.
The company also offers its products for purchase online at www.forbarefeetshops.com.