Nester Hosiery promoted president Kelly Nester to the position of CEO, effective immediately. The current CEO and company founder Marty Nester will continue to chair the company’s board of directors.
“We have been moving toward this change for some time and I am confident that under his leadership Nester Hosiery will continue to grow and thrive,” said Marty Nester.
Nester Hosiery was founded in 1993 and employs more than 200 people in its Mount Airy, NC facilities, where it produces socks for many of the world’s leading outdoor, performance, and lifestyle brands.
In 2013 Nester Hosiery launched its own brand, Farm to Feet™ whose guiding principle is a 100% American transparent supply chain. The brand is sold at better outdoor retailers across the county and through its website, www.farmtofeet.com.
“Marty has created a strong foundation for us by instilling a company culture committed to tireless product innovation and development of the best manufacturing processes,” said Kelly Nester. “I am fortunate and excited to carry this forward.”
Kelly Nester joined the company in 1996 and has been president since 2008.