5/27/2009 10:25:00 AM

Designer Showcase

We are now accepting submissions for our upcoming Designer Showcase. This will be a new page on our website under the section "Design Professionals" and will feature a different designer each month. The article will show a photo of their work as well as information about them and a link to their design firm's website.

If you are a designer who has used a Jason bath in one of your designs, please submit your information to our website.

5/01/2009 08:35:00 AM

Spotlight on…Our VP of Corporate Development

Jennifer Jacuzzi Peregrin has been an integral part of Jason International for many years. She grew up in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where her father, and our founder, was the president of Jacuzzi Brazil. After graduating from Escola Maria Imaculada, Jennifer returned to the United States to attend Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas.

Her career of working for the family business goes back to her years in Brazil, where she and her siblings would help out around the office. While in college, she worked during the summer at Jacuzzi Bros. in the accounting department. This experience, along with a gift for strategic planning, encouraged her to pursue a career in accounting. She later received her degree in Business and Economics with an emphasis in accounting from Hendrix.

In 1982, Jason International was founded and Jennifer left Jacuzzi to work for the new family business. By 1990 she was responsible for overseeing numerous departments and was promoted to Vice President of Finance. In 1995 she was again promoted to the position of Vice President of Operations and was responsible for supervising six different departments. As the company continued to grow, Jennifer moved her focus to the Marketing department until her promotion to Vice President of Corporate Development, which she currently holds. When asked about the future of Jason, she responded, “Our approach to growing our business has always been strategic and steady. I see our opportunities as exciting and endless, not only for my generation but the ‘Jason’ generations to come.”

Jennifer is passionate about living well and sharing that lifestyle with others. “Personally, I consider it an honor to be able to contribute to the health and wellness of the world by sharing the benefits of hydrotherapy,” Jennifer says. “At the end of the day I hope to have made a difference in the lives of those I work with as well as those of our customers who have so graciously invited Jason products into their home as a part of their health and wellness regime.”

It was in college that Jennifer met her husband, Daniel M. Peregrin. They have four children, Jacqueline, Daniel, Madison, and Anastasia. While she is proud of all of her professional accomplishments, Jennifer says being a wife and mom are the most rewarding positions she has ever held. She enjoys exercising, cooking, fishing, and exploring new ways to live a healthy and balanced life.