ROBERT DESPAIN

VP of Business Development, Petersen Inc.

Mr. Despain has over three decades of sales and marketing experience in the manufacturing industry. He joined Petersen Inc. in 1983 and serves as VP of Business Development. He is responsible for the company’s sales and marketing efforts and oversees public relations, outside sales, inside sales, marketing and advertising. He is also currently serving as the Utah Manufacturers Association Chairman of the Board. He holds an associate of applied science degree in sales and retailing as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in sales, retailing and communications from Weber State University.