Duckworth Appoints Industry Veteran Andy Wunsch as New CEO

Wunsch joins the Duckworth team bringing decades of experience in the outdoor industry

Bozeman MT (January 24, 2019)Duckworth, the world’s only source-verified, single-origin Merino wool apparel company that is 100% made-in-USA is pleased to announce the company has hired Mr. Andy Wunsch to lead Duckworth in the role of Chief Executive Officer.

Andy joins the Duckworth team bringing decades of experience in the outdoor industry. He started his career on the front lines of the industry on the sales floor of REI. As part of his 15-year journey with REI, Andy worked his way up through the organization, opening and managing stores across the country. Later in his career he worked to help launch REI’s online business with .

“Andy’s passion for creating vibrant, accountable, and high-performing cultures is contagious,” said Rob Bernie Bernthal, founder of Duckworth. “He is a natural leader and works to nurture teams that rally behind the collective vision and mission, lead through shared values, and deliver extraordinary results.”

Andy Wunsch Duckworth’s new CEO


Most recently, Andy capitalized on an opportunity with W. L. Gore’s hunting brand, Sitka Gear, as the Sales Leader, then ultimately as the Business Execution Leader, where he led the functional operations of the fast-growing Sitka business.Prior to working with Sitka, Wunsch was Director of Sales & Service for Simms Fishing Products where he played a crucial role in restructuring the sales team and processes to help the organization achieve internal efficiencies and sizable growth.

“I’m excited to join this dynamic company to further establish the brand with its proven wool technology stories and achieve exceptional growth,” Wunsch said.

About Duckworth

Duckworth is a Montana source-verified wool company that uses 100% Helle Rambouillet Merino wool, processed and built 100% in the USA. Duckworth makes its own goods from its own Helle Rambouillet Merino, it does not source it. This is increasingly important as wool now travels farther than ever before it meets your body. Duckworth wool fibers travel from Montana to the Carolinas (once a world powerhouse for textiles) for spinning, knitting and sewing to strict standards, creating an impeccable final product. At Duckworth, knowing and using what’s in our own backyard is what really counts. Resurrecting the lost art and craft of American wool is our objective. #SheeptoShelf