Chad DeJong Joins Darn Tough Vermont as Director of Quality and Continuous Improvement

September 27, 2017

An unrelenting dedication to quality control progresses with key hire

Northfield, VT. (September 27, 2017) – Darn Tough Vermont, the fastest growing American manufacturer of premium performance outdoor and lifestyle socks, has appointed Chad DeJong as Director of Quality and Continuous Improvement. As the Darn Tough brand and product collections continue to experience accelerated growth, DeJong will lead systems and processes to further ensure quality is held at the highest standard.

As a brand known for its maniacal attention to detail, DeJong’s role will translate to the experience of each end user. DeJong will be responsible for furthering quality management systems that implement and uphold Darn Tough’s commitment to making the most comfortable, durable, and best fitting performance socks.

“With each key hire, we are making an investment in the infrastructure of a fast growing brand that won’t make a single sacrifice in quality or production,” said Brett Blevins, General Manager of Operations at Darn Tough. “Chad will help improve the processes and tools needed to provide quality at a level that exceeds our customers’ expectations, while having the ability to serve a larger number of customers and expand our reach and production beyond existing capability.”

DeJong joins Darn Tough with experience with brands including Keurig Green Mountain and Intel, and holds degrees from the University of Michigan (BS) and Georgia Tech (MS).  His experience encompasses extensive collaboration, analyses and project management across teams, departments, facilities and countries.

About Darn Tough Vermont: 

Darn Tough Vermont is an American manufacturer of premium, all-weather outdoor and lifestyle socks for every activity and every day. The company offers both Specialty and Tactical product lines. Darn Tough Vermont’s Specialty line of socks includes Lifestyle, Hike, Running, Endurance, Vertical Ski/Ride, Bike, Hunt, Work and Kids’ styles – all of which carry the industry’s only unconditional lifetime guarantee.

Darn Tough’s product is distinguished from industry competitors by 100 percent USA manufacturing; exceptional comfort, durability and fit; True-Seamless™ technology; and an exclusive blend of either ultra-fine, premium Merino wool or Coolmax®/Thermolite®.  Founded by Ric Cabot in 2004, a third-generation sock maker, Darn Tough Vermont operates out of Cabot Hosiery Mills. For more information about Darn Tough Vermont socks, please visit: www.DarnTough.com.

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