South Whitley-based Shindigz has named Matt Wojewuczki chief executive officer. He previously served as executive vice president of global operations at Vera Bradley Inc. (Nasdaq: VRA) in Fort Wayne.
September 23, 2013
South Whitley, Ind. — Shindigz is pleased to announce the appointment of Matt Wojewuczki as our new Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Wojewuczki, 43, comes to Shindigz from Vera Bradley, Inc. in Fort Wayne, Indiana, a publicly-traded company with approximately $541 million in annual revenues, where he has served as Executive Vice President of Global Operations.
Shep Moyle, who has served as Shindigz CEO since purchasing the business with his wife Wendy in 1990, said “I am thrilled to welcome Matt to the Shindigz family. He is an amazingly talented executive with broad experience in a fantastic organization. He will be the perfect leader to take Shindigz to the next level of success.”
In addition to Mr. Wojewuczki’s 10 years of experience at Vera Bradley helping lead the growth and success of the company, he has previous experience at Wabash Alloys, LLC and at Pricewaterhouse Coopers. He recently retired from the United States Air Force Reserves as a Lieutenant Colonel after 20 years of service to his country. Mr. Wojewuczki has been an active member of the Fort Wayne community for the past 14 years and he and his wife, Sue, have 4 children. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from Western New England College.
“I am looking forward to the exciting potential at Shindigz and to help fulfill the vision of 'Making Life More Fun.' This is a unique opportunity to lead this company and build upon its successful track record,” said Mr. Wojewuczki.
Mr. Moyle, 51, will assume the role of Executive Chairman and focus his time as the President-elect of the Duke Alumni Association and on his recent appointment to the Duke University Board of Trustees.
Shindigz is a leading manufacturer and retailer of party supplies, favors and decorations in over 55 countries offering over 22,000 items through 4 brands including Stumps, Spiritline and American Prom. The privately-held company founded in 1926, is headquartered in South Whitley, Indiana and employs over 300 team members during the year.