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Homer Laughlin China Co. Names New Northwest Regional Sales Manager

Former Bargreen Ellingson GM joins the family-owned china manufacturer.

Matt Wicks has been named northwest regional sales manager for The Homer Laughlin China Company. He spent the last 10 years with Bargreen Ellingson Foodservice Supply and Design, most recently serving as general manager of the company’s Boise, Idaho, location. HLC Matt Wicks lowres3.12.18Matt Wicks

As northwestern regional sales manager he will cover a territory that includes Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and portions of Wisconsin and Illinois.

This is a homecoming of sorts for Wicks, as he is the son of Pete and Jeannie Wicks. Pete is vice president of HLC, and Jeannie is company co-owner and the sister of HLC President Liz McIlvain. Matt is part of the fifth generation of family involvement in ownership and management of Homer Laughlin. He joins fellow fifth-generation family member Katie Bricker, HLC foodservice and general marketing manager, who is his cousin and the daughter of Liz McIlvain.