August 2013 News

Leatherman Tool Group Appoints New VP of Product Engineering

Portland, Oregon - August 20, 2013 - Leatherman Tool Group, Inc., parent company to Leatherman® multi-tools and LED LENSER® lights, is pleased to announce the appointment of Scott Pugliese to Vice President of Product Engineering of Leatherman Tool. Pugliese will be located at the Portland, Oregon manufacturing headquarters and report to Leatherman Tool President, Ben Rivera.

Pugliese has been with Leatherman for eight years and has extensive knowledge of engineering operations. Prior to this role Pugliese held multiple positions within Leatherman, most recently as Director of Product Engineering. He has an extensive background in the automotive and consumer product industries, and holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Oregon State University and a MBA from the executive MBA program at University of Oregon.

“I have worked with Scott for eight years in Product Engineering,” said Leatherman President, Ben Rivera. “He has shown his ability to be an effective strategic thinker, team member and leader. He has always demonstrated high integrity and put the company first in his decision making and idea sharing process, and he rises to new challenges with creativity, enthusiasm and optimism. I’m very excited to have Scott in this new position as Vice President of Product Engineering.”

In this new role, Pugliese will be responsible for leading the engineering department, as well as custom manufacturing, advanced product development and product design engineering.

For more information about Leatherman or LED LENSER products, or Leatherman Tool Group, Inc., please contact PR Specialist Kitri McGuire at

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 120 million tools and lights sold, and distribution in more than 86 countries. For more information visit,, or find us on Facebook at /leathermanusa and /ledlenserusa.