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Industry news Edelman Receives Marine Corps Foundation Award eslie Edelman, owner and president of Kimber Mfg. Inc., has received the 2010 Eagle, Globe and Anchor Award from the Philadelphia Chapter of the Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation. The award typically recognizes the head of a business whose corporate culture exemplifies a dedication to the law enforcement community through either products or overall general support. Edelman was selected for “excellence in providing law enforcement and Marine heroes with the firearms needed to prevail against those who threaten both safety and freedom.” The Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation provides scholarship assistance to children of deceased U.S. Marines and law enforcement personnel. For more information, visit www.kimberamerica.com or call 1-800-800-2418. L Leslie Edelman (left) receives the 2010 Eagle, Globe and Anchor Award from Joseph O’Hara, retired Philadelphia police captain, representing the Philadelphia Chapter of the Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation. Benchmade Forms Hardware/Industrial Sales Team enchmade Knife Co. has established a sales force within the hardware and industrial market. The team will focus on establishing new business, and developing products custom-tailored to hardware and industrial dealers. The sales team is headed by Bruce Pfuhl, as hardware and industrial national sales manager. Pfuhl has 38 years of sales B and sales management experience. Joe Freuchtel, who joined Benchmade in 2009, is the sales field rep for the Pacific Northwest territory. He graduated from the University of Colorado with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Brian Vershum is the rep for the Southeast territory. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing from Harding University in Searcy, Ark. Scott Henricks represents the Midwest territory. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a bachelor’s degree in business management. For more information, visit www. benchmade.com. NEW BUSINESS YEAR EXTRA 2011 • www.shootingindustry.com 177x127_USA_Shooting_Ind.indd 1 25.11.10 07:05 15

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