MERRILL, WISCONSIN, September 10, 2020 – Weinbrenner Shoe Company, Inc. manufacturer of Thorogood job-fitted footwear announces the realignment of their sales management team. Jason Taran, formerly Public Safety and Military Sales Manager has been named Sales Manager for Thorogood Work and Commercial Military divisions. Matt Bahlow is Sales Manager for Thorogood’s Public Safety division, and Andy Place has been named Sales Manager for Thorogood’s Outdoor sales division.

Taran started with Weinbrenner in 2017 and most recently served as Director of Sales for Public Safety and Commercial Military divisions. Jason’s leadership will be a driving force in the future success of Thorogood’s sales divisions. Bahlow started with Weinbrenner in 2012 as a Customer Service Representative. Matt has held various sales and marketing positions within the company and has quickly progressed into his new position as Public Safety Sales Manager. Andy Place joined the company in July of 2020. Andy is an avid outdoorsman, and most recently held a position as an elementary school principal.

“Jason and Matt have done a great job, and their promotions are well deserved,” said Todd Hanson, SVP of Sales & Marketing for Thorogood. “The new sales management team of Jason, Matt and Andy are committed to working together to grow the entire Thorogood brand.”


Jason Taran
Sales Manager- Work & Commerical Military
Phone 704-237-0217

Matt Bahlow
Sales Manager- Public Safety
Phone 715-218-1840

Andy Place
Sales Manager- Outdoor
Phone 715-897-3999

About Weinbrenner Shoe Company
Weinbrenner Shoe Company was founded in Wisconsin in 1892. The Thorogood brand, established in 1917, represents Weinbrenner’s premier line of job-fitted occupational footwear. Thorogood is an industry leader in boots for the working trades; including industrial safety, fire, rescue, military, tactical, uniform and outdoor footwear. For more information, visit

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