Peterson promotes Goodson to direct product management

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Peterson Manufacturing Co. has announced the promotion of Kristen Goodson from product manager to director of product management. She will be working closely with Peterson’s design engineering and sales departments to prioritize and develop new products for all the markets the company serves.

A major part of Goodson’s position will be filtering information from those markets to support Peterson’s engineers in designing the right products, and also coordinating the planning of inventory levels with the company’s production control staff.

A Peterson associate for the past 15 years, Goodson brings a wealth of product knowledge, experience and management skills to the new position. She joined Peterson as a customer service representative immediately following her 1995 graduation from the University of Kansas with a degree in business administration, and she since has worked in or with every department within the company, steadily advancing through a series of sales and management roles.

“Kristen has been a great asset to our company,” says Mark Assenmacher, director of marketing. “Her contributions are even more important as we work through these tough economic times. And in addition to her company responsibilities, she also represents Peterson within several industry organizations –– one of which she’ll lead as president in 2012.”