Glenn CookSenior Sail Designer and Superyacht Sail Design Expert Glenn Cook will join North Sails from October 2019. After 16 years with Doyle Sails North America as Head Designer, Glenn will play a key role as part of North’s global Superyacht team.

Kyle FastWestern Marine Company would like to welcome Kyle Fast to their sales team. Kyle brings with him 10+ years of experience in the customer service and retail sectors of the BC marine and boating industries. His sales territory will include Vancouver Island, Nanaimo North, and the West Coast.

Adam Fortier-BrownThe Marine Retailers Association of the Americas has strengthened the voice of the marine dealer in Washington, D.C., with the appointment of Adam Fortier-Brown as MRAA’s Government Relations Manager.

Jack MartinCrestliner Boats has named Jack Martin as General Manager effective immediately.  Martin has been with Brunswick Corporation since early 2018 as an integral part of both Mercury Marine’s strategy and development team as well as a member of the category management team. 

Dan Jones and Hannah JonesDan joins the Toronto Boat Show team as Marketing/Event Coordinator. Dan has spent the previous ten years in the boating and cottage industry having previously worked for Lifestyle Integrated and CanadaDocks.

Daneille MunschGougeon Brothers, Inc. has a new Marketing Director, Danielle Munsch. With 17 years of sales and marketing experience and a Bachelor in Business Administration with a dual major in Marketing and Management, Ms. Munsch is a great fit for our rapidly expanding business. She began work with the company on Aug. 19, 2019.

Ariel RubinsteinAtlas Copco Compressors Canada announces the appointment of Ariel Rubinstein as President and General Manager of Atlas Copco Compressors Canada, effective as of October 1st, 2019.

Madi LaceyMadi Lacey has recently joined the Boating Ontario team in the position of Membership and Communications Coordinator, and while she may be new to the role, she is by no means new to the industry.

Oceanmax Expansion PlansOceanmax, leading innovator of underwater coatings, has announced the next phase of its planned global expansion to support greater market penetration for its existing line and new introductions planned for Q3, 2019 and beyond. 

John ShipmanJohn Wallace Shipman passed away at the West Parry Sound Health Centre on June 30, 2019. He is survived by his children Ellen, Anne (Jo Bossart), Mona (Steve Joudry), Gerry (Mary McDowall), and Peter (Kelly Snodden). He was Grandpa to 14 and Great Grandpa to 15.

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