Yesterday, Buck Knives announced changes to their upper management in preparation for what is shaping up to be a busy year. Former Vice President of Operations Joe Piedmont has been promoted to Chief Operations Officer and Trent Malone brought in to fill the position of Chief Financial Officer.
Piedmont has been with Buck since 2012, first joining the company as Product Development Manager. He has since been promoted several times to progressively more senior roles. In his new job he is further expanding his scope of responsibilities to include sales, marketing, shipping, purchasing, product design and manufacturing. “Buck Knives is an icon in our culture and it is truly a privilege to be part of this legacy,” Piedmont says. “I am grateful to the Buck family for the opportunity to serve this great company in this capacity.”
Malone comes to Buck after nearly a decade with the Fender Musical Instruments Corporation in Scottsdale, Arizona. According to Buck, Malone will be responsible for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial-related activities of Buck Knives, including long-term growth objectives. “I’m excited to join the Buck Knives team,” says Malone. “I look forward to developing strategies and assisting the team with the future direction and tactical initiatives of the company.”“Both Trent and Joe have an immense understanding of business and operations,” says CJ Buck, CEO and President of Buck Knives. “We are looking forward to another exciting year and their expertise and leadership capabilities are exactly what we need to help pave the way.”
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This is Buck’s second major announcement of 2017. During SHOT they revealed a new partnership with Remington Cutlery. As the new licensee of Remington knives, Buck will steward the 97-year-old knife brand going forward. CJ Buck says these two American brands are a perfect fit. “They represent everything we believe in when it comes to a commitment to consumer value and quality products.”
Knife featured in image: Buck Redpoint Rescue Knife