Columbia River Knife and Tool (CRKT) welcomed Kyle Stuart as the company’s new marketing manager.

A seasoned marketing professional, Stuart has varied and deep experience in consumer marketing, advertising and public relations honed through positions in agency settings and in-house teams. He comes to CRKT after leading marketing strategy at the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance and as a brand director at North, an independent Portland-based ad agency.

“As we continue to grow and develop the CRKT brand we are always on the lookout for talented team members with the ability to help build our business and Kyle fits that bill perfectly,” said CRKT VP of Marketing & Innovation, Doug Flagg. “Kyle’s depth of experience, enthusiasm and natural leadership skills will be great assets to CRKT as we set course to take our brand to the next level.”

“CRKT is an industry leader in design, innovation and product development, and I’m excited about the prospect of joining such a strong and passionate team,” said Stuart. “The foundation here, built over 25-plus years, is incredibly strong, and I’m confident that my experience and skillset can help build on this legacy.”

An avid outdoorsman and DIY enthusiast, Kyle will report directly to CRKT VP of Marketing & Innovation Doug Flagg.

Founded in 1994, CRKT manufacturers knives, tools and lifestyle accessories, with a reputation for innovative design.