Hurst Jaws of Life® Names Christen Leris as Customer Care Specialist

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Leris Brings Years of Firefighting and At-Track Experience to Customer Care Team

HURST Jaws of Life, Inc., an industry leading global manufacturer of rescue tools, has added Christen Leris to its customer care team. Leris comes to HURST as a volunteer firefighter and continues to serve as a firefighter for Charlotte Motor Speedway as well as the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA).

“When you have a question about our tools, sometimes it’s best to talk with someone who has been out in the field with them,” said Bruce Johnston, director of marketing and product management for HURST Jaws of Life, Inc. “It’s a completely different perspective than learning from catalogs or training manuals. Christen’s unique perspective is an asset to our entire customer care team.”

Leris has served as a volunteer firefighter since 2008. She received the instructor’s award in the fire academy and at rookie school. She was also named Rookie of the Year at Mallard Creek Fire Department (Charlotte, North Carolina) in 2009 and Firefighter of the Year in 2010. She currently serves with the Long Creek Fire Department in Charlotte.

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About HURST Jaws of Life
HURST is the only manufacturer of the Jaws of Life® brand. There is no equal to saving lives. The company’s commitment to research and development and dedication to quality engineering and manufacturing, has resulted in a line of innovative products known for outstanding safety, durability and performance. HURST Jaws of Life, Inc., the most trusted brand in the industry, is a unit of IDEX Corporation, an applied solutions company. For more information about HURST Jaws of Life, please visit or find them on Facebook.

Bruce R. Johnston
Director of Marketing & Product Management

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