OSU grad Eric Petterson to head engineering at Wilsonville firearms accessories manufacturer

by: CRIMSON TRACE - Wilsonville's Crimson Trace is an industry leader in laser sights for handguns, shotguns and rifles for military, law enforcement and civilian use. Here the company's sights are used in its popular three-gun night shooting invitational in central Oregon. Crimson Trace, an industry leader in laser sighting systems and tactical lights for firearms, announced June 11 it has named Eric Petterson as the company’s new director of engineering. Petterson will lead the Wilsonville company’s engineering department in increasing new product output to consumers, OEM partners, and the military /defense customer segments.

“I am very excited to join such an energized and passionate organization,” Petterson said. “I look forward to helping continue the company’s rich history of leading innovation and creativity in the marketplace.”

Petterson brings more than a dozen years’ experience to his new position in the release-to-market of custom OEM and standard products. He was previously employed by Electrochem Solutions in Beaverton and worked in the past with Micro Power Electronics, InnovaComm Technologies, and Maxtek Components.

In his new role at Crimson Trace in Wilsonville Petterson will provide strategic vision and leadership to the company’s engineering and product development divisions, and will serve as an executive team member.

Petterson holds a business degree from Oregon State University.

For more details, visit or call 800-442-2406.

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