Glenn Klecker is an award-winning knife and tool designer who lives in Silverton, Oregon. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Glenn was a Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps during Operation Desert Storm where he led a detachment of 100 Marines, for which he received the Navy Achievement medal for Superior Service. He is also an expert marksman in both rifle and pistol. He has extensive experience in designing and engineering products and manufacturing technology for the automotive industry and knife and tool industry. His knife and tool designs for leading manufacturers have resulted in over 22 patents, and have received numerous awards, including the prestigious IWA, International Multitool of the Year for 2006 and 2004; "iF", Product Design Award for 2006; Blade Magazine, Best American Design of 2008; as well as receiving recognition from National Geographic, Best Gear of 2008; Men's Journal, Best Gear for 2008. He is the designer of the new CRKT NIRK.