Mathew VetznerMatthew Vetzner was announced as the Vice President of Marketing, at the annual Marquis | Larson Group dealer meeting that concluded Tuesday, August 11th. Vetzner previously held the title of, Director of Marketing. 

"Since joining me in January 2014, Matthew has single-handedly overhauled the marketing at both organizations to be one of class, professionalism and results," said Marquis | Larson Group President, Rob Parmentier. "Matthew works tirelessly to ensure our brands are understood and well looked after in the market and our dealer partners have the tools, materials and resources they need to communicate the product and brand in their local market," added Parmentier.  

 

"I am honoured and humbled by this recent announcement," stated Vetzner. "The title is recognition for my hard work, and also that of my mentors who taught me how to be successful, think creatively, challenge status quo, never be satisfied and come to work every day to be the best and win. I also truly appreciate working with my long-term vendor partners day-in and day-out that help to make me look good." concluded Vetzner. 

 

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Hourston Glascraft at Port Hardy Government DockThe world’s oldest continuously operating fibreglass boatbuilding company is Hourston Glascraft in North Vancouver. 

Charles ‘Chuck’ Hourston was born in Vancouver, BC in 1923. He attended Vancouver Technical School before serving in the Canadian Army during the Second World War. He was an avid hockey player and played for the Army. After the War, in 1948, he worked for Hamish Davidson (Davidson Manufacturing Ltd.) building Sabot sailboats. Davidson experimented early with the new technology of fibreglass in boat construction, and Hourston taught himself the art of building hulls with this material. His first boat was a dinghy.

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