Jason International, Arkansas-based manufacturer of luxury hydrotherapy products, has announced the hiring of president Matt Peterson and the promotion of Paulo Jacuzzi as executive vice president. Remo Jacuzzi, the former president and founder of Jason International passed the post down to Peterson, and still remains chairman of the board. "I truly believe that with Peterson's leadership and knowledge of our industry, Jason International will continue to successfully engage in national and international markets," says Jacuzzi. "He understands our company, our customers, and our challenges within the industry. I am certain that Matt Peterson teamed with Paulo Jacuzzi and Remo V. Jacuzzi will keep the family legacy alive." Originally from Michigan, Peterson has a Bachelor's degree in economics from Kalamazoo College and an M.B.A in marketing from Michigan State University. Peterson has spent his entire career in the consumer home products industry, including the appliance, HVAC, and plumbing industries. His career started at Whirlpool Corporation, where his career progressed through a variety of sales and marketing positions, including national director of sales and director of the KitchenAid brand. He was also vice president of sales and marketing at York International from 1998 - 2007 and most recently president of a national bathtub manufacturer. Peterson was also named one of Oklahoma's Most Admired CEO's in 2013 and was chairman of the board at the Edmond chamber of commerce. Says Peterson, "I appreciate the confidence Mr. Jacuzzi has placed in me and others on our team as we strive to deliver the world's best hydrotherapy products."
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