|John Daigle, General Manager|
|December 15, 2013|
|This week, we want to introduce you to John Daigle, the General Manager of Cutting Edge Products. John attended East Carolina University and graduated in 1971, when he also married his wife, Eileen. They have two sons and five grandchildren. He came to work with Cutting Edge in 2009 and previous to that he and his wife served as missionaries living in Eastern Europe for 11 years, where he served as the European Director. He was responsible for overseeing their organization in the 10 nations they were working with. He has many stories of people and places from these former nations during their early years of freedom from Communist oppression. At Cutting Edge, he oversees the import ordering of Streetwise products, coordinating production, packaging and ocean shipping. “I first met Ray Gilbarte in the early 90s when he was a student at ECU and we attended the same church”, says John. “ I recall his formative years selling out of the trunk of his car, his personal commitment to God, work ethic and honest approach really impressed me. What a positive surprise it was when I returned back to NC from living overseas and to see how the company had grown. It has been a blessing to work with the people at Cutting Edge and I have enjoyed being a part of a great team with a greater purpose!” This is a video of John teaching with an interpreter during one of his ministry trips last year to Poland.
|Ray Gilbarte, Company President|
|November 23, 2013|
|We would like for you to meet the great people that make up our team here at Cutting Edge Products. This week we want to introduce you to the boss- Ray Gilbarte, the President and founder of Cutting Edge Products. Ray grew up in Woodbridge, VA and moved to North Carolina in 1986 to attend East Carolina University. In 1997 he married Mandy and within five years they had 3 children (now ages 9, 11, and 14). Last year they adopted 2 children (now 19 months and 4) from Africa that have been a wonderful addition to their family. “I started what is now Cutting Edge Products in 1990 by selling pepper spray out of the trunk of my car”, says Ray. “The company was blessed by steady growth and now, nearly 25 years later, we have 18 committed, hardworking employees, a large distribution facility with offices, a warehouse and show room, over 350 products, and sales on nearly every continent of the world. I have seen a lot of changes over the years, but one thing that has not changed is my simple business philosophy: put God first, offer excellent customer service and the best products that will help people to protect what matters most!”||