Permatex has promoted Eva Pitts to Director of Sales. In her new role, Pitts will manage Permatex’s traditional and international businesses, driving continued growth through strong sales programs, new product initiatives, and customer partnerships.
Pitts joined Permatex’s parent company, ITW, in 2015 as Brand Manager for Rain-X wiper blades and appearance products with the Car Care division in Houston, TX. She was promoted to Group Brand Manager in 2017 and oversaw the launch of Rain-X Silicone AdvantEdge wipers blades. In 2019, Pitts transitioned into Operations with the Engine Repair division where she served as Quality and EHS Manager at Permatex’s Solon, OH facility.
The promotion was announced by ITW Group President for Automotive Aftermarket (AAM), Lee Burtelson, who noted, “We are delighted to have Eva Pitts as our New Director of Sales. Eva has been with ITW for five years and has excelled in all of her roles in brand management and operations. Eva has a wealth of experience in managing multiple business segments at ITW and a keen understanding of our long-term goals. We look forward to her leadership of our sales team and overall contribution to our growth and success.”
Prior to joining ITW, Pitts worked in brand management at The Boston Beer Company. She holds a BA from Rice University and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Permatex is a leading manufacturer, distributor, and marketer of premium chemical products to the automotive maintenance and repair markets. Since 1909, Permatex has been an acknowledged leader in the development of innovative new products and services for the automotive aftermarket. Permatex markets a wide range of products under well-known ITW brand names such as Permatex®, Fast Orange®, Spray Nine®, The Right Stuff®, Threadlocker Gel Twist®, Scrubs®, and Grez-Off®.
Permatex currently operates in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the U.K. and exports products to more than 85 countries around the world. North American operations include a headquarters and state-of-the-art manufacturing, distribution, and technical center in Solon, OH.
Permatex is a division of ITW (Illinois Tool Works Inc.), a US based, NYSE listed corporation, founded in 1912. ITW is a Fortune 500 diversified manufacturing company.
For more information, visit: www.permatex.com.
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