Benchmade Hires Mike Ulwelling As Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Mike Ulwelling
Mike Ulwelling

Oregon City, OR –-( Benchmade Knife Company, manufacturer of premium sports cutlery for 31 years, is pleased to announce the addition of Mike Ulwelling as the companies new Vice President of Marketing & Sales.

As the latest member of the Benchmade Team, Mike Ulwelling will oversee Benchmade’s sales channels and marketing.

With a well-rounded base focused on leadership development, Ulwelling brings a driven style of management that will further strengthen the Benchmade culture and brand. During his time at Blount International, Ulwelling led the development and implementation of a new product development process for externally vended items, development of a new product road map for three major categories, and development and implementation of cross-functional business processes in support of management of the business, including product launch and product supply planning. Under Ulwelling’s leadership, Blount Internationals business grew 20% year over year. Ulwelling will bring a combined, 19 years of executive experience from companies such as Hewlett Packard, Ideagility and Service Master Solutions.

“Mike’s success as CEO/owner of a former company will strengthen and reinforce our entrepreneurial approach.” said Les de Asis, CEO of Benchmade Knife Company. “We are all very excited to have the addition of Mike to our executive team!”.

Benchmade Knife CompanyBenchmade Knife Company was founded in 1987 with its manufacturing facilities and offices are all located in Oregon City, OR. Utilizing premium materials, the latest in product innovations and precision manufacturing, Benchmade has been dedicated to producing products that military personnel, public safety officers and outdoor enthusiasts around the globe depend on.

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1 year ago

Changes. Often made with a click of a mouse. New directions. Changes. Often means real people, with real families-suddenly find themselves without a source of income. Cast aside by the company under the banner of ” Changes “. Profits are important, I understand. But so is loyalty. Changes happen- or companies go stale. But how employees are treated when changes happen, shows how much a company actually follows it’s Core Values. And how much more they only honor the dollar.

2 years ago

In 5 years, he will be “Cousin Eddy” #2 !