Pettit Marine Paint added two regional representatives — Carlos Peruzzi will be the Latin America territory manager and Carter Mobley will be the technical sales representative for Georgia and northeast Florida.
Pettit said Peruzzi is a sales and marketing executive with more than 15 years of experience with multinational companies in Latin America, including work for Interlux and Awlgrip.
Outside the marine coatings market, he also has worked at companies that include Samsung, Cummins and AkzoNobel. Pettit said Peruzzi holds degrees in electrical and production engineering and has an MBA in marketing. He is a native Portuguese speaker and is also fluent in English and Spanish.
Mobley replaces John Raser, who retired at the end of May. The company said Mobley gravitated to the marine industry after beginning a career in banking because of his love of boating, surfing and fishing. He has years of experience in sales and training, and years of technical sales of marine parts, engines and coatings.
“Pettit Paint has made serious inroads into the southeastern U.S., Caribbean and Latin American markets,” Pettit vice president of sales and marketing Don Zabransky said in a statement.
“By bringing Carlos and Carter on board, we have added skilled professionals with valuable experience to help manage these growing territories. Customer service is our primary focus, and boatyards, builders and do-it-yourselfers in these vital locations will have the technical support and sales staff needed to make the most of our award-winning products.”