IMTRA Named Employee-owned Company of the Year

Chosen by New England’s ESOP Association, the award honors companies showing commitment to employee ownership.
IMTRA team members
IMTRA team members, left to right: Chip Farnham, Eric Braitmayer, Jess Riley, Janice Mello and Carissa Deschler. Courtesy IMTRA

IMTRA, a leading manufacturer of products for the marine, energy and transportation industries, was honored as the employee-owned company of the year by the New England chapter of the ESOP Association. 

The Massachusetts company is fully owned by its employees and has spent more than 70 years in the commercial, industrial and marine markets. The award honors companies that show a strong commitment to employee ownership, a news release said. 

The award puts IMTRA in the running for national recognition. ESOP Association is the largest employee ownership advocacy organization in the world. 

“We place a high value on being part of the ESOP community, with all these companies that support each other, share best practices and help each other be better employee-owners and organizations,” Eric Braitmayer, IMTRA president and CEO, said in the news release. “I’m excited by how impactful becoming an ESOP has been for our company culture. Our team is embracing what it means to be owners of IMTRA and we expect our customers and suppliers will benefit from this enhanced engagement by our teammates.”

IMTRA’s service philosophy, across all its marine product lines, is to ensure that customers select the correct product for their specific boats. The company’s Learning Center is a great resource for everything boaters need to know about their boat’s equipment and systems. Everything from product overviews, product comparisons, buying guides, troubleshooting guides, maintenance tips and more can be found HERE, and it’s always being updated.