Ron Kirk, President
Ron has been at the helm of CMI since 1978, growing it from a small spinoff into a busy home-based business and then into the globally recognized name it is today. Ron is responsible for the designs of most of the hardware we manufacture and sell today and works tirelessly to improve and refine our manufacturing processes.
Ron is an accomplished mountaineer, caver, and rescuer. Increasingly, he is returning to the cliffs and caves of eastern West Virginia testing first-hand the equipment he manufactures, and passing his hard-earned outdoor experience on to the next generation of CMI.
Marcia Kirk, Vice President
Marcia handles the day to day accounting for the company—payables and receivables, approving new customers, and perhaps the most important of all functions here: the payroll.
In times passed, aside from raising two sons, Marcia spent 17 years volunteering as an EMT and supply officer for Pendleton County Emergency Rescue, our local all-volunteer ambulance service. In her spare time Marcia enjoys baking and playing with her three grandchildren.
Kris Kirk, Sales Manager
Kris heads up our Sales Department and is largely responsible for making improvements around CMI's headquarters. Kris regularly travels to trade shows around the continent meeting with dealers, customers, and end-users, bringing home valuable suggestions and field experience to be incorporated into our next designs.
Kris enjoys running adventure races, rock climbing, mountain biking and spending time with his family. He shares a house outside Franklin with his wife and two sons.
Beth Kirk, Accounting
Beth assists Marcia with the accounting for the company. She also is our Human Resources person. Beth manages our web site and Facebook page. Beth enjoys obstacle course racing, cooking and spending time with her family. She is married to Kris. They live outside Franklin with their two sons.
Kristin Catterton, Customer Service/Shipping
Kristin handles customer service, shipping and sales. If you have any questions about our gear or need help with an order, please give her a call. She also travels to trade shows with Kris, so stop by and say hi the next time you see her. In here spare time, she enjoys making quilts and spending time in nature.
Ernie Frank, CNC Designer
Ernie has a background in the Army and in academia. He has also spent nearly twenty years at sea in the Merchant Marine. As the newest member of the design team at CMI, Ernie is tasked with assisting in the design, solid modeling, programming and prototyping of our products. In his off time, he enjoys being back in West Virginia and spending time with his family.
Machine Shop Team
From CNC programming to welding, this team of go getters stay on top of the production of precision machined parts. They ensure that each part machined stays within their tight tolerances and are ran efficiently and in a timely manner.
Our assembly team stays hard at it building stock for our warehouse. Along with doing special orders, these guys also stay on top of shop maintenance and inspections to ensure quality products keep moving out the door.
These ladies keep busy working on all of the sewn goods. From sewn runners, daisy chains, lanyards to rope bags and harnesses. They can do it all. Using state of the artcomputerized bartacking machines,they are able to quickly bring customers ideas to life.