Hard work, ethics, and a good attitude: the secret to a great athlete—and a great company.
In July 2017, the world lost one of the good guys—our founder, Tom “Red” Martin.
A gritty, determined US Hockey team took to the ice at the 1964 Olympics. And its assistant captain was Cramer founder, Tom Martin.
From humble beginnings, to Olympic competition, to building a business that values respect and hard work above all else, Tom’s legacy is woven deeply into the fabric of who we are as a company.
Tom’s father passed when he was young. To help his mother make ends meet Tom sold newspapers while still in grade school, giving him a lifelong appreciation for the value of hard work. At college he was widely respected as a student and athlete, excelling in both hockey and baseball.
An Olympic opportunity
After school Tom was recruited by the US National Hockey team and went on to join the 1964 Olympic Team as an assistant captain.