About Sackett Wood
Sackett Wood is the President and CEO of Moore & Giles in Lynchburg, Virginia.
|Date Added||January 5, 2017|
Welcome to the Launched In Lynchburg Series! Each month, we feature a different local entrepreneur. This month, we're featuring Sackett Wood, the President an CEO of Moore & Giles.
About Moore & Giles
Founded in 1933 in Lynchburg, Virginia, Moore & Giles is dedicated to designing and developing the most innovative and luxurious natural leathers for the high-end hospitality, aviation and residential interior design industries. In January 2007, they introduced a collection of luxury leather bags and accessories as an additional avenue to showcase the inherent beauty and timeless appeal of their natural leathers. Sold at fine retailers across the country and online on the Moore & Giles web site, this collection, just like their leather offerings, is constantly evolving.
In the video above, Sackett Wood discusses the reinvention of the 85 year-old company. Initially, the company grew as part of Lynchburg's legacy with footwear. However, as footwear manufacturing transitioned offshore during the 1970s, the company took the initiative by specializing for the upholstery market. As Wood explains, "I think success, for our company, has been the ability to adapt and to change."