Feb 12, 2019

Ron HuibersAt the 2019 Toronto International Boat Show, Canadian Yachting magazine editor Andy Adams had the pleasure of interviewing Ron Huibers, president and CEO of Volvo Penta of the Americas about their evolving focus on “Easy Boating” and he used their great new water sport control system as an example. It was designed to create a unique user experience for wakesurfing, wakeboarding and waterskiing enthusiasts. The innovative control and display system gives boatbuilders a turnkey Volvo Penta water sport package that’s fully integrated with the Forward Drive, Electronic Vessel Control (EVC) and Glass Cockpit systems.

“Wakesurfing is one of the fastest growing trends in today’s boating market, and we’re seeing even more boatbuilders bringing to market a new class of boats optimized for water sports enabled by Volvo Penta’s Forward Drive technology,” says Huibers.

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Boston Whaler Safety AwardBoston Whaler’s dedication to employee safety has resulted in a major milestone: As of February 20, 2019, the company logged two million hours without a lost time incident. These accident-free hours represent approximately 12 months’ time. 

“I would like to congratulate and thank everyone who made this achievement possible,” said President Nick Stickler. “Boston Whaler is committed to the well-being of our employees — safety is more than just a priority, it’s a part of our culture. It’s a commitment to each other that we renew every single day.” 

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“KingFisher is proud to be honoured once again with the Best Managed designation” said Sarah Gregory, Director of Administration and HR, “This award is a testament to the skill and passion demonstrated by our team every day at the KingFisher Center of Excellence.”

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