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Patrick Adds Former Utilimaster CEO to Board

Elkhart Ind.-based Patrick Industries Inc., a major manufacturer and distributor of building and component products for the recreational vehicle, manufactured housing and industrial markets, announced the appointment of Michael A. Kitson to its board.

Kitson, 54, is the CEO of Nautic Global Group, a manufacturer of recreational boats. Prior to being named CEO in March 2011, Kitson was the CFO of Nautic from August 2010 to March 2011, president and CEO of Utilimaster Corp. from 2007 to 2010, and Utilimaster’s CFO 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 for Patrick.

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