Dave Winterling Named Director of Manufacturing for Benchmade Knife Company

Dave Winterling Named Director of Manufacturing for Benchmade Knife Company
Extensive Experience and Leadership Strengthens Senior Management Team
Dave WinterlingOctober 23, 2009, Oregon City, Ore.–Benchmade Knife Company is proud to announce Dave Winterling as the new Director of Manufacturing. He will be responsible for all manufacturing operations at the Oregon City plant.

Mr. Winterling brings twenty-four years of manufacturing and metal-working experience to Benchmade. For the past 10 years, he was the Director of Manufacturing at The Stanley Works plant in Milwaukie, Oregon. Prior to that, he spent fourteen years with Kennametal/ Greenfield Industries in various positions including Director of Operations, Plant Manager, Materials Manager, and Engineering Manager. Mr. Winterling was also a Technical Services Engineer for the Timken Company.

“I look forward to focusing on Benchmade’s manufacturing efforts to achieve success in lean manufacturing concepts,” says Mr. Winterling. “I am excited to continue the development of world-class manufacturing at Benchmade.”

“Dave comes to Benchmade with substantial global manufacturing experience,” comments Greg Mooney, President of Benchmade. “I am confident his leadership and knowledge of the industry will help Benchmade’s continued growth and development.”

Mr. Winterling graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

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