Kristine Gittins Hired as New Vice President of Finance
Leadership and Experience Strengthens Senior Management Team
September 11, 2012, OREGON CITY, Ore. - Benchmade Knife Company has named Kristine Gittins as the new Vice President of Finance. She will be responsible for overseeing all financial and accounting policies and procedures at the Benchmade headquarters in Oregon City.
Ms. Gittins brings over twenty-five years of financial experience with a strong background in strategic planning and operations management. Prior to joining Benchmade, Ms. Gittins was the Director of Finance and Operations at Sokol Blosser Winery. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant.
"We're thrilled to have Kristine join the Benchmade senior management team," says Les de Asis, founder and CEO of Benchmade Knife Company. "Her extensive knowledge and leadership experience will be invaluable to Benchmade's continuous growth and improvement."