Cortland Manufacturer Hires Watson to Head Amenity Sales & Marketing

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Don Sturdivant, CEO of Marietta Corporation, recently announced the hiring of John Watson to oversee the Guest Amenities division.

Marietta Corporation

Marietta Corporation

“John’s strong commercial sales focus, brand awareness and sales leadership skills make him a perfect fit for Marietta Corporation.” explained Don Sturdivant, CEO at Marietta.

Don Sturdivant, CEO of Marietta Corporation, recently announced the hiring of John Watson to oversee the Guest Amenities division. Watson’s official title will be Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Guest Amenities. Sales, marketing and business development within the company will report to him.

John brings experience in sales & marketing from Cheeseborough/Unilever and Matrix PPD – L’Oreal. Most recently, he served in a business development and new channel strategy role within the Burt’s Bees organization.

Originally from New Jersey, Watson grew up in Florida. He and his family currently live in North Carolina where he will continue to work from an office in the area and travel as needed. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and brings with him high energy, a passion for building new business plus a deep knowledge of the personal care industry.

“John’s strong commercial sales focus, brand awareness and sales leadership skills make him a perfect fit for Marietta Corporation.” explained Don Sturdivant, CEO at Marietta. “We are excited to have him as part of our team.”

Headquartered in Cortland, Marietta has sales people covering the United States and Canada, plus strategic partnerships for International sales opportunities.

John has served on various boards and committees throughout his career and is active as a coach in his community.

About Marietta Corporation
Marietta Corporation is the USA-based innovative leader in personal care guest amenities, building partnerships with leading hotel groups and independent properties for more than 30 years. They offer a broad selection of signature & licensed brand-name products from mass market to specialty and readily available in-stock programs. Marietta's portfolio of licensed brand partners are sure to satisfy every hotel need from economy to luxury, from salon brands to green brands, from trusted and established brands to specialty-niche brands. For more information visit: http://www.mariettahospitality.com

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