Tacony Announces New Commercial Floor Care Executive

March 25, 2019

MARCH 2019, FENTON, MO – Tacony Corporation has announced the promotion of Don Mullen to Senior Director of National Accounts in the Commercial Floor Care Sales Division.

“When you think of hard work, Don Mullen comes to mind,” said Tacony Vice President of Sales for Commercial Floor Care Tim Schaumburg. “Don’s consistent energy and ability to get the job done is refreshing; he is a motivating person to be around and his promotion is well deserved and earned.”

Schaumburg added that in Mullen’s three years with the company, he has demonstrated an ability to lead a team, manage multiple lines of business and be a company advocate both with customers and with his peers.

Mullen will work from Tacony’s corporate headquarters in Fenton, Mo.

 

About Tacony Corporation

Founded in 1946, Tacony Corporation is a privately held manufacturing and distribution company that provides your world with better solutions for sewing, cleaning and home. With more than 550 associates in 12 offices around the world under the leadership of CEO Kristi Tacony Humes, Tacony’s mission is to create long-lasting relationships that are based on trust and feel like family. For more information, visit www.tacony.com.

Tacony Corporation Promotes Godare to Sr Vice President, Human Resources

February 1, 2019

FEBRUARY 2019, FENTON, MO — Tacony Corporation has promoted Nicki Godare to Senior Vice President, Human Resources.

Tacony Corporation CEO Kristi Tacony Humes noted that Godare’s leadership qualities quickly rose to the forefront in her short time with the company.

“As Vice President and as a member of the Tacony executive team, Nicki has demonstrated how much can be accomplished quickly on a roadmap both tactically and strategically to set the company up for both the short and long term,” Humes said. 

Humes pointed to Godare’s numerous contributions to the company’s human resources department, including adopting and implementing the ADP payroll system, a new performance management structure, benefits improvements, streamlining processes and creating management training and on-boarding programs.

“Along with Nicki’s team, our Human Resource department continues to build upon the trust and partnership our company values stand for and desire for our employees with her vision,” Humes said.  

 

About Tacony Corporation

Founded in 1946, Tacony Corporation is a privately held manufacturing and distribution company that provides your world with better solutions for sewing, cleaning and home. With more than 550 associates in 12 offices around the world under the leadership of CEO Kristi Tacony Humes, Tacony’s mission is to create long-lasting relationships that are based on trust and feel like family. For more information, visit www.tacony.com.

Sewing Industry Mourns Loss of Icon Nancy Zieman

November 14, 2017

ST. LOUIS (November 14, 2017) – Nancy’s Notions and parent company Tacony Corporation join the sewing industry and fans around the world in mourning the passing of sewing icon and Nancy’s Notions founder Nancy Zieman. Staff and leadership at Tacony are remembering Nancy as a dear friend and colleague, beloved throughout the industry.

“We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Nancy Zieman,” said Craig Meyer, senior vice president of marketing at Tacony Corporation. “Nancy is especially revered and respected here at Tacony where we enjoyed so much more than just a business relationship. Nancy was truly a friend, and we will miss her.”

Nancy served as an icon, a leader and a visionary in the sewing world. She paved the way for many other women to become entrepreneurs and business owners. In 1979, she founded Nancy’s Notions, based in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. St. Louis’ Tacony Corporation purchased the company in 2003, and Nancy stayed on as the company’s chief spokesperson, teacher, and creative voice.

Nancy also founded the Public Television show Sewing with Nancy in 1982 – now the longest-running sewing and quilting program on North American television. She authored multiple sewing how-to books and inspired countless sewing enthusiasts across the U.S. and throughout the world.

After a long battle with cancer, Nancy passed away at home surrounded by family on November 14,2017. A private service is planned with family and close friends.

The 2017-2018 season of Sewing with Nancy will run in its entirety, showcasing a mix of new programming that was taped prior to Nancy’s retirement this fall and encore presentations of some of the most popular topics from past seasons. In August, Nancy expressed her hope that Sewing with Nancy will continue for years to come.

In lieu of cards and flowers, donations may be made in Nancy’s name to Wisconsin Public Television or to a local hospice organization.

ABOUT NANCY’S NOTIONS

Founded in 1979 by inspirational sewing educator Nancy Zieman, Nancy’s Notions began as a small, mail-order company operating from Nancy’s kitchen table and grew into a multi-channel retailer serving sewing and quilting enthusiasts around the world.

ABOUT TACONY CORPORATION

Founded in 1946 by Nick Tacony, Tacony Corporation is a privately held manufacturing and distribution company operating in four strategic business units: sewing, home floor care, commercial floor care, and ceiling fans. With more than 650 associates in 13 offices around the world under the leadership of CEO Kristi Tacony-Humes, Tacony’s mission is to create long-lasting relationships that are based on trust and feel like family. For more information, visit www.tacony.com.