Jacksonville, Alabama – Bear & Son Cutlery, manufacturer of premium made-in-the-USA knives, announced today that Michael Mathews has been appointed National Sales Manager. Mathews will seek to leverage Bear & Son Cutlery’s national sales portfolio to generate new business and accelerate growth while reporting directly to President, Ken Griffey.
Mathews, 61, from Frankfort, NY comes with decades of sales experience within the cutlery industry. Michael has led teams at Utica Cutlery for the last 18 years. His wealth of experience and knowledge, strong relationships and overall dedication to the shooting sports market makes him a valued team member at Bear & Son Cutlery.
“As our company continues to expand in the marketplace, we are building a team that will drive growth and excellence in the outdoor business area,” Said Ken Griffey, Bear & Son Cutlery President. “Mathews successful track record in sales and growth strategies and his focus on sales will be an advantage for all of our brands and product categories.”
“As part of Bear & Son Cutlery’s leadership team, I’ll have the opportunity to improve my talents with such a respected family owned and American-made company. Together, we’ll expand our diverse offerings and deliver quality products to consumers around the nation.” Said Mathews.
About Bear & Son Cutlery:
Bear & Son Cutlery is equipped with a rich family tradition in knife making and employs a skilled and experienced work force that is capable of performing many of the extra hand operations that go into the making of their products. The Bear & Son Cutlery factory is unique. It is full self-contained. While some companies only assemble parts brought from various suppliers and put their names on the product, Bear & Son Cutlery does everything in-house from building their own blanking dies to heat treating, grinding and assembly, and hand finishing products. These steps ensure that Bear & Son Cutlery is of excellent quality and a real value for both the dealer and consumer. Their ongoing commitment is to make them in America and make them affordable.