Shapes Unlimited, Inc. Restructures Leadership, Names Victor Thern Executive VP & General Manager

Newly organized team focuses on increased ingenuity, enhanced customer value, & innovative product design

Little Chute, WI — February 5, 2018 — Shapes Unlimited, Inc announces its reorganization of leadership with the retirement of General Manager, Kevin Buckley. The newly named General Manager, Victor Thern, leads the business and directs plant operations. Thern, a 29-year veteran of Shapes Unlimited, brings immense knowledge of operations, production methods, and trade skills into his new role.

“Shapes Unlimited will continue to evolve with the changing needs of our customers,” said Victor Thern. “Our products may have changed over the years, but our commitment to quality and superior customer service remains the same.”

In addition, Michelle Gietman has been promoted to VP of Marketing. Gietman, a graduate of UW-Eau Claire, has been with Shapes Unlimited for 18 years and brings a fresh focus on Marketing for the company. She also directs the sales team and oversees major house accounts.

In response to a dynamic industry, the company has also appointed Joe VandeVen as VP of Engineering & Design. With an extensive background in woodwork design and production, VandeVen’s experience and capabilities help bring shape to client ideas and innovative design concepts to life.

“We are very excited about the future,” said Bernie Dahlin, President and CEO of Shapes Unlimited, Inc. As the company continues to grow, our new team is focused on making improvements that will have a positive impact for our customers.”

About Shapes Unlimited, Inc:

Founded in 1967 and based in Little Chute, WI, Shapes Unlimited, Inc. is a leading custom and stock component manufacturer for the commercial furniture, exhibit, POP display, store fixture and cabinet industries. Shapes Unlimited’s craftsmen produce higher quality components, such as columns, cones, counters, displays, and table bases; to exact customer specifications and with shorter turn times than its competitors. More information available at


Michelle Gietman

Shapes Unlimited, Inc.

1735 Nixon Street

Little Chute, WI 54140

Telephone: 920-788-5400 x 3001

Victor Thern, Executive VP & General Manager

Michelle Gietman, VP of Marketing

Joe VandeVen, VP of Engineering & Design