Blount announces senior VP, global sales & marketing

Blount International, Inc. announced March 20 that David P. Gillrie, previously president of Blount’s Concrete Cutting and Finishing division, has accepted the position of senior vice president, global sales & marketing for the Forestry, Lawn and Garden (“FLAG”) division. Gillrie joined Blount in 2012 after holding positions as a global general manager at Terex Corporation and vice president for business development at Ingersoll Rand.

Andrew W. York, who held the position prior to Gillrie, resigned to pursue an opportunity in the firearms industry. York joined Blount in 2012 after 10 years with Leupold & Stevens, Inc.

“We appreciate the contributions Andy has made over the past two years, especially his leadership in setting the long-term strategy for FLAG, and we wish him well in his new endeavor,” stated Josh Collins, Blount’s chairman and CEO. “Dave’s sales and marketing expertise and proven leadership skills will benefit the FLAG division as we execute our strategic plan and related initiatives in the coming years.”

Blount is a global manufacturer and marketer of replacement parts, equipment and accessories for consumers and professionals operating primarily in two market segments: Forestry, Lawn and Garden (“FLAG”); and Farm, Ranch and Agriculture (“FRAG”). Blount also sells products in the construction markets, as well as manufactures saw chain and guide bars for chain saws. Blount has a global manufacturing and distribution footprint and sells its products in more than 115 countries around the world. Blount markets its products primarily under the Oregon, Carlton, Woods, TISCO, SpeeCo and ICS brands. For more information about Blount, visit


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