CJ Buck

CEO & Chairman

CJ Buck, CEO & Chairman

CJ Buck is currently Chairman and CEO of Buck Knives, Inc. and the 4th generation family member to run Buck Knives. CJ started with Buck Knives in 1978, working on the production line building 110 Folding Hunters.

CJ-Buck-Buck-Knives-web-002CJ is currently active as a Board of Regent member for the American Knife and Tool Institute (AKTI), which he co-founded back in 1996 and served 2 stints as President of the organization. AKTI is a non-profit organization whose mission is to ensure that Americans will always be able to make, buy, sell, own, carry and use knives and edged tools. CJ is very passionate and active in hunting and conservation efforts and is one of only 100 regular members of the Boone and Crockett Club, serving on the Club’s Board of Directors as Vice President of Communications. He is also currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Mule Deer Foundation.

On a community involvement basis, CJ’s affiliations include being on the Board of the Kootenai County Police and Firemen Memorial Fund, 2 past stints on the State of Idaho Economic Development Advisory Council appointed by the Governor of Idaho and time on the North Idaho College Foundation Board.

CJ attended Oral Roberts University in Tulsa Oklahoma, San Diego State University, and finished his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Marketing with National University in San Diego, CA. CJ was recently inducted into the Cutlery Hall of Fame, following his father’s induction in the 90’s and his Grandfather’s induction in the 80’s. He is married with 3 children, 2 stepchildren and 3 grandchildren.