Mathew Pruitt to Direct International Business Development at Lewis Machine & Tool Company


image001I had the pleasure to meet Mathew through a project management related conference and had the opportunity to hear about some of the great things he was doing in Davenport. Mathew is fortunate to have teamed with an outstanding member of the Defense Industry and LMT will enjoy having Mat as part of their leadership team. Mathew, I wish you great success at your new post.

Press Release

MILAN, IL (September 19, 2013) – Lewis Machine & Tool Company (LMT), an Illinois based company that designs, prototypes and manufactures firearms and accessories law enforcement, military and commercial manufacturers announces the appointment of Mathew Pruitt to the management team.  As the Director of International Business Development for LMT, Mathew will broaden the scope of LMT’s current international sales efforts while increasing market share.

Mr. Pruitt formerly spent 10 years working on project management with the Illinois anQuad City Chamber of Commerce and Quad City Development Group (these organizations are now merged into the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce).  He served as the Vice President for economic development and regional project management.  Mathew was instrumental in the attraction of one of the biggest projects in the Quad Cities in the past 30 years and helped a facility with a $300M re-investment to modernize their plant.  This helped secure 200 existing jobs and created 150 new jobs for the area. 

Mathew grew up in the Quad Cities and graduated college in Cedar Falls, Iowa at the University of Northern Iowa.  After college he lived in Chicago and has since moved back to the Quad Cities. 

In his new position with Lewis Machine & Tool Company, Mathew will expand the international business to supplement LMT’s current success in the commercial, military, government and law enforcement markets.  He will be creating greater awareness of Lewis Machine & Tool Company’s capabilities as a complete firearms manufacturer focused on increasing brand awareness in the international market for not only firearms but also accessories and upgrades.

Lewis Machine & Tool Company, a GSA supplier, was founded in 1980 in Milan, Illinois, with the mission of designing and producing the highest quality of products for the military and government agencies.  LMT provides customers with the highest standards in design, engineering and quality assurance in everything they manufacture from custom firearms to accessories.  For more information, contact Lewis Machine & Tool Company at

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