MERRILL, WISCONSIN, February 22, 2021 – Weinbrenner Shoe Company, Inc. manufacturer of Thorogood job-fitted footwear welcomes new faces to its sales team in the western half of the United States.

Larry LeVan, a resident of the Dallas area for nearly 40 years, recently took over the Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Oklahoma territory for Thorogood. LeVan started his career at the ripe age of 22 with Wolverine Boots and spent 37 years with the company before making way for the opportunity to represent Thorogood.

Nick Giles, an outdoor enthusiast with a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Montana, has joined the Thorogood sales team. Giles is enthusiastic about the opportunity to represent Thorogood in Washington, Oregon and Idaho.

Allison and Matt Gleason of Big Sky Sales will now represent Thorogood in Northern California, Montana and Nevada.With offices in California and Montana, Big Sky Sales is a multi-line sales agency with over forty years combined sales and marketing experience connecting premium brands with quality dealers and distributors.

“We are proud to have added such an outstanding group of representatives to our sales staff,” said Jason Taran National Sales Manager for Thorogood’s Work Division. “I am confident that we have the right representation in place as we progress into our next phase of rapid growth. I look forward to working with these talented individuals in their new roles.”


Larry LeVan




Nick Giles



Allison Gleason



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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