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Leatherman Tool Group Welcomes New VP of Global Sales
Tim McCool brings decades of sporting and outdoor industry leadership experience to the Leatherman team
Portland, OR—January 4, 2016— Leatherman Tool Group Inc., the world’s largest manufacturer of high quality multi-tools and inventor of the multi-tool category, is pleased to announce the appointment of Tim McCool as its Vice President of Global Sales. An Oregon native, McCool starts immediately and will be responsible for leading the Leatherman and LED LENSER sales teams, maximizing growth in existing categories and launching new products and categories.
“Tim has so much experience in driving significant growth with premium brands. He’s a spectacular addition to Leatherman,” said Leatherman President Ben Rivera. “Years of experience at the senior leadership level have prepared him well for this role. We are building a high-performing executive team to realize our vision, while supporting our values, and Tim is a perfect fit.”
Previously, McCool served as Vice President and General Manager of Arena North America, a competitive swimwear brand, where he helped to establish 60% average growth each year. He also has experience at Babolat North America,Adidas America, and Nike.
“I’m extremely excited to join such a great company and a team of talented individuals,” McCool said. “It’s rare to have the opportunity to work for a company with such tremendous brand values, but what’s most exciting is Leatherman’s relentless passion to improve and challenge convention. It’s a unique time in our industry where consumer interests, consumption and retail and ecommerce best practices are constantly evolving. I look forward to contributing to a team that embraces these challenges.”
About Leatherman Tool Group, Inc.
Founded in 1983 by Tim Leatherman, Oregon-based Leatherman Tool Group is the world’s largest manufacturer of high quality multi-tools (Leatherman) and LED lights (LED LENSER), with more than 128 million tools and lights sold, and distribution in more than 80 countries. For more information visit www.leatherman.com, www.ledlenserusa.com, or find us on Facebook at /leathermanusa and /ledlenserusa.