ShockWatch, developing and manufacturing damage prevention products, announced the promotion of Jeff Kilpatrick to senior vice president of Media Recovery Inc. (MRI) and general manager of ShockWatch North America. In addition, Kerri Lusk-Barnes has been promoted to vice president of marketing and product management for ShockWatch. MRI is the parent company of ShockWatch.
Kilpatrick joined MRI in July 2005 as corporate vice president of marketing. He led recent branding initiatives for MRI’s three operating divisions — Media Recovery, ShockWatch and the Damage Prevention Company. As general manager of ShockWatch North America, Kilpatrick will oversee sales, operations, research and development and marketing in the U.S. and Canada.
Lusk-Barnes, who joined ShockWatch in September 2006 as director of marketing, managed U.S. and international marketing at ShockWatch, including product management for the company’s shipping and handling product line. In her new role, Lusk-Barnes will oversee all marketing and product management initiatives across the complete ShockWatch product line.
Recent growth at ShockWatch includes an acquisition, completion of a new production facility and the introduction of new products. In February 2007, MRI acquired IntroTech Inc., a privately held manufacturer of chemical-based temperature sensors, which ShockWatch has distributed worldwide for more than 10 years as part of its line of environmental indicators. In December 2006, ShockWatch doubled its manufacturing floor space by moving into a new 30,000 sq. ft. facility in Graham, Texas. The company also has introduced several new products in the past year, including the ShockWatch EquipManager™ forklift monitor, StartManager™ equipment monitor, Mini-Clip impact indicator and MAG 2000 Impact Date/Timer digital impact indicator.
MRI is the parent company of ShockWatch, the Damage Prevention Company and Media Recovery based in Dallas, Texas.For more information call 800-527-9497; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.shockwatch.com.