Woodcraft names new president/COO

From local reports

PARKERSBURG — Jody Garrett, Woodcraft president and chief executive officer, has announced the promotion of Jack Bigger to president and chief operating officer, effective July 1. Bigger has served as vice president of sales and marketing at Woodcraft since his promotion in June 2017.

“In his new position, Jack will be responsible for all aspects of the business, except for accounting/finance, which will continue to report to me for the immediate future,” Garrett said. “Jack is an excellent team builder, and this competency, combined with his excellent retail merchandising, retail operational and overall sales/marketing skill set, will serve him well in this position.”

Garrett, who has been president and chief executive officer of Woodcraft since May 2012, will continue as CEO, concentrating on completing the office systems upgrade and retail point-of-sale conversion projects he initiated while president. He will also assist Bigger in identifying strategic opportunities to strengthen Woodcraft’s retail presence in the marketplace.

Bigger joined the Woodcraft team in 2001. In 2008, Bigger was asked to take on additional responsibilities for retail promotional activities, and soon after he was promoted to director of multi-channel sales.

Bigger and his wife Cathy make their home in Athens. They have two adult children and six grandchildren. In his spare time, Jack sings in his church choir and with other local choral groups.