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Patrick Industries Kitson added to board of Patrick Industries

Posted on March 20, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on March 20, 2013 at 2:46 p.m.

ELKHART — Patrick Industries added Michael Kitson, chief executive officer of Nautic Global Group and former CEO of Utilimaster Corp., to its board.

Kitson, 54, joined Nautic, a boat manufacturer, as chief financial officer in 2010 and became chief executive in March 2011. He’d served as CEO of Utilimaster from 2007 to 2010 and before that was chief financial officer of Utilimaster from 1999 to 2007.

”We are pleased to welcome Mike to our board, and are confident that his leadership, experience, passion and enthusiasm will be an asset to Patrick as we execute on our strategic plan and continue to focus on increasing shareholder value,” said Todd Cleveland, president and CEO of Elkhart-based Patrick, a supplier to the recreational vehicle and manufactured housing industries and to industrial markets.