MERRILL, WISCONSINSeptember 9, 2019 – Thorogood job-fitted footwear announces that Todd Hanson has been named VP Sales & Marketing and that Jason Taran has been named Director of Sales for Thorogood’s Military and Uniform divisions. 

With the recent promotion of Jeff Burns as president, Todd Hanson was named VP Sales & Marketing and Jason Taran will take over responsibilities of the Uniform division, previously managed by Hanson. 

Todd Hanson joined the company in 2013 as VP of Sales for the Outdoor division, and became VP of Sales for the Uniform division in 2017. He has an extensive background in the footwear industry, having worked for Redwing and Rocky Brands and owned his own rep agency for 16 years before joining Thorogood. “I am so proud to be a part of the Thorogood family, and to lead the company into a profitable and exciting future,” said Hanson. “We’re a 127 year old company with a lot of growth potential. I’m looking forward to the endless possibilities that lie ahead.” 

Jason Taran joined Thorogood in 2017 and most recently served as Director of Sales for Commercial Military. He has extensive public safety distribution experience including management positions with Best Uniforms and Galls. “These past two years have really been incredible,” said Taran. “After running companies in public safety distribution, it’s truly a breath of fresh air to work in manufacturing.” Taran will cover domestic sales territories for the brand. 


About Thorogood

Thorogood is the heritage brand manufactured by Weinbrenner Shoe Company, which was founded in 1892. Thorogood is an industry leader in job-fitted boots for the working trades; including industrial safety, fire, rescue, military, tactical, uniform and outdoor footwear. For more information, visit