Graduation Year: 

BSME 1970 - MIME

Tim Leatherman received his BS degree in 1970. He is founder, chairman and chief executive of Leatherman Tool Group, Inc. As designer of the original multi-purpose tool, he developed the kernel of an idea into a highly successful business. His company is based in Portland, Oregon, and has grown to over 500 employees since 1983. There are now several models of Leatherman Tools that are sold in over 8000 stores in the US and over 90 countries worldwide. In development of his company, he has had over 10 consecutive years with gross sales increases of 50 percent or more. Mr. Leatherman is a holder of many patents.