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About Our Team

FirstEdge® is comprised of a highly experienced and seasoned management team with deep experience in Designing, Engineering, Manufacturing, Marketing and Selling complex products. The team has successfully built and managed Manufacturing, Technology, Distribution and Consumer Companies.

Fidel Galindo

Chief Operations Officer
Fidel Galindo is the Chief Executive Officer for FirstEdge. Fidel is the owner of Galindo Electric, Inc., a major supplier and contractor to the U.S. Military, specializing in high and low voltage electrical systems, both Conventional and Solar, Overhead and Underground. ( Fidel brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the FirstEdge team.

Wes Tom

Director of Manufacturing & Product Development
Wes Tom is FirstEdge’s Chief Product Engineer responsible for Product Development, Prototyping and Production. One of the most knowledgeable individuals in USA knife manufacturing, Wes has over 35 years of experience in Knife Manufacturing. He has been instrumental in bringing many hundreds of models of knives from concept to reality. Wes’ extensive experience includes Manufacturing and Production positions at noteworthy knife companies, including Timberline Knives, Western Coleman Cutlery, Sebertech Tools and Seber Design Group.

Jason Mapel

Military Sales
Jason is responsible for FirstEdge’s Military & Governmental Sales Programs. Jason is a former Marine who served with distinction in Iraq and Afghanistan. Since retiring from the Marine Corps, Jason has held senior sales positions at a number of companies that work with the Military. Amongst these are ADS, one of the largest Prime Vendors in the USA and Line of Fire Gloves.