May 13, 2011 — Watkins Manufacturing, the leading maker of portable hot tubs worldwide, hired Ryan Sessler as the company’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing, North America. Sessler brings sixteen years of RV/Marine experience to his new role with Watkins.
“Ryan’s wealth of senior-level sales and marketing management experience will help drive Watkins’ vision of becoming a World Class company,” commented Mike Dunn, Executive Vice President. “His passion to excel and personable style fit with the culture at Watkins. We’re fortunate to have an individual with his talent, education and business achievements on our team.”
As the Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Ryan Sessler joins the company’s executive management team and will direct all North American sales and marketing activities. Prior to joining Watkins, Sessler was Director of North America Sales for Pentair’s RV/Marine/Industrial division. Earlier in his career, he led Pentair’s marketing and sales as Director for two divisions, RV/Marine and Marine & Aviation Products. Sessler earned a B.S. in Business Administration from Pepperdine University and received his M.B.A. from Pepperdine’s Graziadio School of Business Management.
“Watkins is committed to delivering innovative products and cutting-edge designs that exceed consumer expectations,” said Sessler. “The environment at Watkins is truly welcoming—it’s an exciting place to be and I’m looking forward to being part of the company’s future.”
About Watkins Manufacturing Corporation
Watkins Manufacturing was established in 1977, in Vista, California. They are the world’s largest manufacturer of hot tubs, including HotSpring® Spas, Limelight® Hot Tubs, Hot Spot® Spas and Caldera® Spas. The Watkins Dealer network extends into all 50 states and over 60 countries. Watkins is a division of Masco Corporation, a Fortune 500 company whose products include Delta Faucets, KraftMaid Cabinets, and Behr paint.