Imtra announces restructured management team to advance company growth

Leading Marine Company Names Eric Braitmayer President and CEO

Eric Braitmayer, President and CEO of IMTRA

New Bedford, Mass. – IMTRA, the leading manufacturer and importer of quality marine products, announced today its next President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Eric Braitmayer. On January 1, 2014, Mr. Braitmayer, who previously served as Chief Operating Officer (COO), succeeded IMTRA’s longtime President and CEO, Nat Bishop. Mr. Bishop followed former Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Ned Rogerson and Controller Nancy Lyons into retirement in 2013, having together provided nearly 100 years of service to the company.

In addition to Mr. Braitmayer’s new role, former Commercial Sales Manager Alex Larsen has been promoted to vice president of commercial sales. Peter Kilgore retains his longtime role as president of IMTRA subsidiary Maximum Weat her and succeeds Mr. Braitmayer as IMTRA’s vice president of marketing. Rounding out the management team is Vice President Sales Chip Farnham who will continue to manage customer relations and drive revenue generation, and Jeff Vancura who joined IMTRA in June 2013 as CFO.

"I am honored to serve as the fourth President of IMTRA since its foundation 62 years ago,” said Eric Braitmayer, CEO, IMTRA. “I take this responsibility seriously and look forward to building on our strong relationships and bringing greater value to customers, employees and stockholders."

“It is with great pride and excitement for the future that I pass the IMTRA torch to Eric and his first class management team,” said Nat Bishop, former president & CEO, IMTRA. “I am fortunate to have worked closely with this group, all of whom have been instrumental in shaping IMTRA’s strategic direction and bringing continued innovation to our renowned customer service. I am supremely confident that this is the right team to lead the company into a new phase of growth and prosperity.”

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By Ocean Navigator