As a third generation manufacturer, Joe Lotuff guides his newest venture, Lotuff Leather, with one simple philosophy: creating and delivering products of impeccable quality begins with a team of talented employees. Founded in 2012, Lotuff Leather is an American atelier of exquisite leather bags handmade in Providence, Rhode Island. With global sales thriving, Joe’s approach is working – the dedicated Lotuff team is creating a special and unique experience for its customers. To learn more, visit: lotuffleather.com Prior to Lotuff Leather, Joe co-founded Berkshire Blanket, the maker of the Original Fleece Blanket® in 1993, and in 2006, formed EL Group, a private equity firm with a focus on entrepreneurial consumer goods businesses. In addition to his professional pursuits, Joe has served on the Board of Trustees for the Eagle Brook School and the Applewild Schools. He was also appointed to the Town of Princeton Advisory Board and was a Trustee of the Princeton Land Trust. An avid sportsman, Joe is a Past Commodore of Wianno Yacht Club, and is passionate about sailing, fly fishing and skiing. Joe is a longtime resident of Western Massachusetts. He and his wife, Tia, are the proud parents of four great kids.