PORTLAND, Maine - To help drive continued business growth and customer service, Hunter Panels will promote Matt Peterson to general manager, effective Jan. 1, 2018, succeeding Jim Whitton who will retire at the end of the year. Hunter Panels is announcing the change now to ensure a smooth leadership transition over the next several months. 

Peterson currently serves on the Hunter Panels management team in his role as director OEM/private label sales. A veteran of the commercial roofing industry for 15 years, in a variety of sales positions of increasing responsibility, Peterson joined Hunter Panels in 2011 as Midwest regional manager. 
“So many companies say they’re committed to customer service, but when I first came to Hunter Panels, I was blown away by the relentless focus on working hard to earn customers’ business,” said Peterson. “Our goal is to take care of the customer and help them grow their business. We do that with passion, responsiveness and being their polyiso resource. And, we are always asking ‘what can we do better for the customer?’ That’s truly something special to be a part of, and it will be a privilege to lead these exceptional folks.” 

“Matt lives the Hunter mantra of ‘whatever it takes’ when it comes to customer service,” said, Whitton, Hunter Panels vice president of sales and marketing. “His devotion to our company, customers and business partners, and years of experience in the building industry make him a natural choice to lead Hunter going forward.” 

As one of Hunter Panels’ original employees, the retiring Jim Whitton “has played a crucial role in the company’s growth and its positive, customer-focused culture,” said Nick Shears, executive vice president, sales and marketing for Hunter Panels. 

For more information, visit www.hunterpanels.com.