Building TUMI - Charlie Clifford on the TUMI Journey
Michael Sampson - Currents
JUNE 29, 2011
profiles the story of Charlie Clifford and TUMI : " Charlie Clifford ditched a corporate job in marketing to start a business selling rugged leather bags made in South America. Clifford, 67, credits the success of Tumi, based in South Plainfield, New Jersey, to an ever-evolving design. That was in 1974. Nearly 30 years later, he sold his company, Tumi, named for an ancient ceremonial knife from Peru, to a private equity firm.