Crimson Trace's Lew Danielson Elected to OSU Engineering Hall of Fame
After years of painstaking effort to perfect the design, Lew focused his entrepreneurial spirit to start what would become Crimson Trace in 1994 - changing the handgun industry forever. "I am a small company man at heart and I wanted to pursue the art of creation and design", said Lew. "This honor from my alma mater - a school that took a chance on this country boy who wasn't always the best student before arriving in Corvallis, but wanted to follow a dream to become an engineer - is the most humbling experience of my life".
Today, Crimson Trace has shipped well over 1 million of their laser sighting systems to consumers wanting to protect their home, family and country. When asked to share a key to the success of Crimson Trace, Lew responded, "At our core, the success is simple - synergistic plans and people who team up to create success". He went on to add, "I love this business and everyone who works in the company with me - that's the way business should be. Work needs to be fun and people who have fun are way more productive. It really is that simple".
Crimson Trace is the acknowledged industry leader for laser sighting systems based in Wilsonville, Oregon. Its award-winning innovations include Lasergrips® and Laserguard® with Red and Green lasers, as well as Lightguard® - all with Instinctive Activation ™. Additionally, Best in Class Defender Series® and Rail Master Platforms - all of which are proudly designed, engineered and manufactured in the USA.
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