Changing places

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To ensure the Mid-Atlantic region is thoroughly covered, Pettit has brought on Darron Zimmer as its Chesapeake Bay regional sales manager.

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In his new position, Zimmer will promote Pettit's full line of marine products and will work directly with local, independent marinas, boatyards and dealerships.

Most recently with a Mid-Atlantic wholesale distributor, he has extensive experience with marine coatings. A native of Annapolis, Md., Zimmer grew up building fiberglass parts for a local boatbuilder. After college, he represented Pratt & Lambert.

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Skeeter Products, the manufacturer of Skeeter boats, recently announced the hiring of Chris Ittner as promotional programs coordinator and the promotion of Joanne O’Bryant to projects manager.

Ittner graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from John Brown University in Arkansas in 2004, and received a Master of Science in leadership and ethics in 2007.

Before joining Skeeter Products, Ittner served as a sales coordinator for Navico, supporting both the Lowrance and Eagle Electronics Brands. Ittner joined Lowrance and Eagle Electronics in 2001 as a marketing intern, and was eventually promoted to project coordinator for marketing and media, before serving as a sales coordinator.

With the addition of Ittner to Skeeter’s marketing department, the company promoted O’Bryant to projects manager. O’Bryant will work on special projects throughout the company, assisting in Skeeter’s Owner’s Tournament Series, BASS Sponsorship, annual dealer meeting and Team Skeeter.

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