George CuthbertsonWe were saddened to learn that George Cuthbertson, founder of Cuthbertson & Cassian (C&C) Yachts, passed away on October 3, 2017 at his home in Toronto.

 

 

 

Mel Barr Award Winner 400The National Marine Representatives Association (NMRA) presented it's 2017 Mel Barr Award to Ron Schmitt, president and CEO at G.G. Schmitt & Sons.

Bill MarrBill Marr died at the Lake of the Woods District Hospital, in Kenora, Ontario. Bill was born in Winnipeg on December 30, 1933 to parents, Bill and Dorothy Marr.

Chuck Rowe 400The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) will recognize Chuck Rowe, President of Indmar Products, with its 2017 Hall of Fame Award for his career achievements and contributions to the recreational boating industry.

 

 

Chantal RobinNorthpoint Commercial Finance is pleased to announce that Chantal Robin has joined the company as a Director of Business Development in Canada.

Mark SchwaberoThe 2017 METSTRADE Show opening ceremony – ‘Breakfast Briefing’ – held on 14 November, will include a keynote address by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Brunswick Corporation, Mark D. Schwabero.

Meade Gougeon“The wind is coming up. Tell the boys they can commence with the race.” Fittingly, these would be the last words of Meade A. Gougeon as he watched a fleet of sailboats, including his trimaran Adagio, assembling for the Great Lakes Multihull Regatta in front of his home on the Saginaw Bay.

Tracy CrockerBRP, a world leader in powersports, has announced that Tracy Crocker has been appointed to the position of senior vice-president and general manager, Evinrude following the retirement of his predecessor last month.

Gerald DyckCMP has announced that Gerald Dyck has joined the firm to further enhance their growing portfolio of manufacturing facilities.

Lars LjungstromLars Ljungström has been appointed to vice president of finance and chief financial officer (CFO) for Volvo Penta of the Americas, effective July 2017.

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