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Imtra Hires Christopher Barnes as Southeast Sales Manager

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Imtra Corp.
30 Barnet Blvd.
New Bedford, MA, 02745

Press release date: April 30, 2012

Leading Marine Products Supplier Expands Presence In Key Market

New Bedford, Mass. - Imtra, the leading manufacturer and importer of quality marine products, announced today the appointment of its new Southeastern Sales Manager, Christopher Barnes. A member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, Mr. Barnes was selected to represent the company in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina, and lead its sales efforts with boat builders, dealers and service yards in the region.

"Christopher will be a real asset to Imtra's customers," said Chip Farnham, vice president of sales, Imtra Corporation. "His Landing School training and hands on experience with both recreational and commercial marine companies make him a great resource for our OEM and aftermarket customers. He embodies Imtra's commitment to customer service and has the technical skills to integrate Imtra's products into our customers' latest designs or refit projects."

Mr. Barnes brings six years of marine experience to Imtra. A 2007 Yacht Design program graduate of The Landing School of Boat Building and Design, his marine industry résumé includes a product and design engineer position at Scout Boats, a Cummins Mercruiser Diesel Design Draftsman Technician position, and project management work obtaining and maintaining government contracts with the GSA and U.S. Coast Guard. In addition to his degree from The Landing School, Mr. Barnes holds a BA in English from Hampden-Sydney College. Raised in the southeast, he is based in South Carolina where he has worked his entire professional career. Mr. Barnes is a member of The Carolina Yacht Club and, in his spare time, enjoys boating, fishing, cooking and travel.

For more information about Imtra, please contact 508-995-7000 or visit

About Imtra:
Imtra, based in New Bedford, Massachusetts, is an importer and manufacturer of high quality consumer marine products, advanced LED solutions and integrated marine systems, as well as a key supplier to the OEM and aftermarket. With over 50 years in the marine business, Imtra has sales and support teams in 10 regions throughout North America. The company's extensive product knowledge is available to its customers through a renowned full-service department and professional customer service group. Product categories include Lighting, Thrusters, Stabilizers, Anchoring Systems, Wipers, Antennas, Gangways and other specialty products.

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