Leatherman Tool Group Wins a 2015 Governors’ Gold Award


Leatherman Tool Group Wins a 2015 Governors’ Gold Award

Tribute given to companies and organizations that contribute to the greatness of Oregon

Portland, OR—December 7, 2015— Leatherman Tool Group Inc., the world’s largest manufacturer of high quality multi-tools and inventor of the multi-tool category, is pleased to announce it was awarded the Oregon Governors’ Gold Award this past weekend at the annual event, presented in partnership with and for the benefit of the Special Olympics of Oregon.


“It’s very exciting to be a part of this well-deserved tribute to the Leatherman Tool Group, a company that truly embodies ‘greatness in Oregon,” said Margie Hunt, CEO of Special Olympics Oregon. “Leatherman is Oregon at its best: innovative, industrious and for millions worldwide, indispensable.”

Each year, the Governors of Oregon – Governor Brown, Governor Kitzhaber, Governor Kulongoski and Governor Roberts, gather together to host The Governors’ Gold Awards. The sold-out event of nearly 1,000 corporate and civic leaders is held to pay tribute to individuals, companies, organization and communities that have contributed to the greatness of Oregon.

The 2015 Governors’ Gold Awardees include: Lithia Motors,Oregon Community Foundation, Law Enforcement Torch Run and Leatherman Tool Group.

“Leatherman Tool Group is honored to receive a Governors’ Gold Award alongside these other inspiring individuals and organizations,” said Ben Rivera, President of Leatherman Tool Group. “As a Portland manufacturer since 1983, we are proud to employ nearly 600 individuals from the local workforce. This dedication to supporting our local economy stems from our founder Tim Leatherman, who grew up in the Portland area himself, and it’s a legacy I’m proud to continue. Being recognized for our contributions to our hometown is truly an honor.”

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 128 million tools and lights sold, and distribution in more than 80 countries. For more information visit www.leatherman.com, www.ledlenser.com, or find us on Facebook at /leathermanusa and /ledlenserusa.