Benchmade Knife Company recently announced that Jon de Asis, son of the Les de Asis, founder and CEO of Benchmade, is the new President. Jon grew up spending his life learning the family business and preparing himself through various roles within and outside of the company. He has spent the last three years as the Vice President of Operations, overseeing the brand’s production and rapid growth in Oregon City, Oregon. During his tenure Benchmade has continued to upgrade and strengthen its manufacturing and service capacity in order to provide the highest level of service to all customers.
“I am humbled and overjoyed to have Jon move into this role and feel that this is a great step forward for the organization,” said Les de Asis. “The company and family at Benchmade have been my life’s work since we opened our doors in 1987. Nothing means more to me than the passion, quality, commitment and energy each and every member of our team has dedicated to building the best knives in the world. I know that Jon is the right choice to help continue that drive well into the future and bring Benchmade to a new generation of customers.”
“I couldn’t be more proud and excited to continue building on my father’s work. Benchmade is a shining example of how a U.S.-based manufacturing operation can continue to thrive by creating premium-quality, highly coveted products with a relentless focus on progress,” said Jon de Asis. “The talent we have assembled in Oregon City is second to none and I’m thrilled to be working with such a strong team in continuing to grow the business.”
Les de Asis and Benchmade were founding members of the American Knife & Tool Institute in 1998 and have been active supporting members on the Board of Regents ever since.
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