Jotul North America

Saturday, September 19, 2017 @ 9am

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Bret Watson
President, CEO
Jotul North America

2017 Maine Manufacturing Day –
October 5th

As President/CEO of Jøtul North America, Bret has led a lean transformation that began in 2001 and continues today, utilizing a sustainable continuous improvement culture.  Under Bret’s leadership, Jøtul  has grown from 13 employees as a distributor to manufacturing assembly of sheet metal fabrication with 95 employees.

All products sold in North American market are developed in Gorham, ME headquarters for North American hearth products market.  Jøtul has been a finalist or winner in the Best Companies to Work in Maine in 2006, 2008 and 2010 and won the 2009 Governor’s Award for Business Excellence in the state of Maine.

Bret received a BS degree in Economics/Psychology Magna Cum Laude from  St. Lawrence University and a MBA from the University of Vermont.