Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Gerber Welcomes New President Rob Kass

Portland, Oregon - Gerber, an industry leader since 1939 and one of the most trusted brands in knives, tools and gear, today welcomed Rob Kass as its new company president. Kass has years of experience leading business units and marketing for top-echelon companies including American Standard, Black & Decker, and most recently as Chief Marketing Officer for Elkay Manufacturing Company.

"I have always admired the Gerber brand and am thrilled to be joining the team," states Kass. "Gerber's deep heritage of craftsmanship will be our foundation for continued growth. I am looking forward to leading the team as we build upon the success of the past 75 years and continue the relentless commitment to innovate for the next 75."

Kass is a graduate of Tufts University in Massachusetts where he majored in Engineering Psychology. After receiving his MBA from New York University, he began his journey in consumer durables where he's gained hands on experience across a spectrum of marketing, engineering and management roles.

Gerber, proudly celebrating its 75th year, is a leading global supplier of activity specific knives, multi-tools and problem-solving gear. Built on the pillars of craftsmanship, innovation, an unrelenting commitment to quality and service to others, the trusted brand features a diverse portfolio of equipment for recreational and professional end users. For more information please visit

Media Contacts: Mike May, Backbone Media Andrew Gritzbaugh, Gerber