New West KnifeWorks welcomes its new President, Jessica Milligan

JACKSON, Wyo. — On June 1, 2022, Jessica Milligan joined New West KnifeWorks as President, bringing outstanding leadership talents from her previous roles as VP, Chief of Products, Sales & Services at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, and Retail Regional Manager at Patagonia. Her arrival closely follows a quadrupling of the NWKW workforce and a doubling of sales and production, so her business acumen and organizational intelligence are invaluable assets in this growing organization.

Milligan describes her management style as collaborative. She relishes working with people, helping them identify priorities and organize procedures that work for them as well as the company. These values fit perfectly with the NWKW culture, where it is understood that personal priorities matter as much as production metrics. NWKW employees value meaningful work, but a schedule that flexes around their personal lives and seasonal recreations –now that is something special. As President, Jessica will continue to make it a priority for employees to have time for their families, hobbies, and health.

Her husband, Corey Milligan, founded New West KnifeWorks, so she has been close to the venture since its inception. The couple has raised three children while pursuing careers and building a knife empire. With a keen brain for invention, ingenuity, and design, for 25 years, Corey has overseen the development, production, and sale of countless knives. As the business has grown, Corey recognized the need for organizational acumen to complement creativity and craftsmanship. Luckily, he had to look no further than across the dinner table. His life partner and wife, Jessica, has been a confidante and collaborator since the beginning.

With Jessica at the helm, Corey refocuses his efforts on the creative end of production and development. He’s not retiring; instead, you can find him in the factory melding minds with engineers, knife makers, and artists, always working to keep on the cutting edge.

New West KnifeWorks credits its growth in part to the fact that it has the best customers, loads of glowing national press, boatloads of grit, and a firm commitment to making the finest knives in the world. And now, it  has Jessica Milligan, with whom only upward trends are predicted.

Visit New West KnifeWorks in person at 625 Main Street in Park City to see what’s new from NWKW’s passionate artisans and engineers.

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