Christopher Barnes has been appointed southeastern sales manager at Imtra, a US importer and manufacturer of marine products.

In his new role, Barnes will represent the company in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina, leading its sales efforts with boatbuilders, dealers and service yards in the region.

“Christopher will be a real asset to Imtra’s customers,” says Chip Farnham, Imtra's vice president of sales. “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.”

Barnes has six years’ experience in the industry. Previous roles include product and design engineer at Scout Boats, design draftsman technician at Cummins Mercruiser Diesel, and project management work with the GSA and US Coast Guard.