“Ryan’s wealth of senior-level sales and marketing management experience will help drive Watkins’ vision of becoming a world-class company,” said 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 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 American 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 and aviation products.
Ryan earned a bachelor’s of science degree in business administration from Pepperdine University and received his MBA from Pepperdine’s Graziadio School of Business Management.
“Watkins is committed to delivering innovative products and cutting-edge designs that exceed consumer expectations,” said Ryan. “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.”