Thomas K. Rogge, president and chief executive officer of Cramer Products, will retire effective Sept. 30.
Cramer Products, headquartered in Gardner, has served the athletic training profession and sports medicine industry for 95 years.
Rogge has served as Cramer’s president and CEO since joining the company in 1991. Rogge is the sixth president of Cramer, since its 1918 inception. He has lead Cramer Products longer than anyone outside the Cramer family.
“It has been a tremendous experience, personally and professionally, to continue the legacy that the Cramer brothers started 95 years ago,” Rogge says. “Throughout my 23 years with the company, I woke up every morning and thanked my lucky stars that we represented a brand with such a stellar reputation. The team I’ve worked with at Cramer is outstanding from top to bottom. There is a company-wide commitment to quality and service, and that employee dedication was the cornerstone of our growth over the last 20 years.”
Rogge successfully lead Cramer out of a five-year sales slump and received the Ernst & Young Turnaround Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the Kansas and Missouri region in 1995.
“Tom and his team have accomplished great things during his years of leadership,” Marshall Dahneke, chief executive of officer of Performance Health. Cramer and Performance Health merged last year.
Rogge said he is leaving Cramer Products, headquartered at 153 W. Warren in Gardner, in good hands. Effective Aug. 25, Robert Mogolov will become Cramer Product’s general manager. Rogge will assist Mogolov during a transition period through the end of September.
Robert Mogolov to the position of general manager, effective August 25, 2014. Mr. Rogge will assist Mr. Mogolov during the transition period through the end of September.
Mogolov will report to Rocco Mango, Performance Health’s president and chief operating officer. Mogolov, 38, has been with Cramer since 2005, serving as director of marketing since 2012. He has worked in marketing and product development for all Cramer product categories.
“I am honored and grateful for the opportunity to fill this leadership role for Cramer,” Mogolov said in a press release. “…I have a deep respect for the Cramer family, the company’s 95-year history, and all that the name and brand stands for in this industry… Without a doubt (Tom’s) will be big shoes to fill.”
The Cramer brand began with a topical analgesic created by brothers Frank and Chuck Cramer in 1918. Over the years, the product portfolio expanded to meet the growing needs of athletic trainers and the field of sports medicine. In 1950, the Cramer brothers funded and helped found the National Athletic Trainers’ Association.