Vision Marine Technologies appoints 31st Premier of Quebec, Dr. Philippe Couillard, to the Board of Directors

Vision Marine

Sept 19, 2023

Vision Marine Technologies Inc., a global leader and innovator within the performance electric recreational boating industry, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Philippe Couillard as an Independent Director to the Board of Directors, effective immediately. Dr. Couillard brings a wealth of knowledge and a diverse range of experiences to his new role, and he will be instrumental in guiding Vision Marine through its next phase of growth and innovation.

Dr. Couillard received his medical degree in 1979 and completed his specialty training in neurosurgery in 1985 at the Université de Montréal. With over 20 years of distinguished medical practice in Canada and abroad, Dr. Couillard has demonstrated a strong commitment to healthcare and public service.

Dr. Couillard previously served as the Minister of Health for the province of Quebec from 2003 to 2008 and was the 31st Premier (First Minister) of Quebec from 2014 to 2018. His unique career encompasses an impressive blend of prior experience with electrification of transport, from public policy and business achievements, as well as medical and academic, positioning him as a leading authority in multiple disciplines.

As an Independent Director, Dr. Couillard will provide invaluable insights and strategic advice, particularly in areas that align with his extensive expertise in business, throughout North America and globally, public policy, and international relations. His appointment is expected to fortify Vision Marine’s governance and aid in its long- term strategic initiatives. Dr. Couillard has also been appointed to the Audit Committee of the Board.

“We look forward to Dr. Couillard’s contributions to Vision Marine, and his extraordinary blend of business experience, battery expertise, and political acumen positions him as an invaluable asset in our mission to revolutionize the boating industry with electric power. This appointment is not merely a new chapter for our company; it’s a pivotal moment that underscores our commitment to excellence, innovation, and social responsibility,” stated Alex Mongeon, CEO of Vision Marine.

Dr. Couillard stated, “My appreciation of Vision Marine’s potential for growth brought me to this role, and I look forward to sharing my desire to contribute to value creation with other directors and management.”

Related Posts





NMMA Canada’s Day on the Hill event hits a new high in 2024

CMRA

While the Day on the Hill lobby session has been a key activity for NMMA Canada for many years now, I feel that the event hit a new high in the 2024 session in Ottawa on May 27 and 28th.

Lead by Executive Director Marie-France MacKinnon and executed by her team and their public affairs firm, BlueSky Strategy Group, the results were impressive. The NMMA Canada Board of Directors were organized into teams with business interests and special skills matched up to politicians and senior bureaucrats to most effectively present the marine industry’s agenda of issues. 

Read More




Need to Catch up on News This Week?

Every Tuesday we publish a fresh Digest with informative articles pertaining to the Canadian boating and marine industry. Stay up to date with the latest products, research and industry developments.

Missed an Issue of Boating Industry Canada News Week? If you’re looking for a specific issue, or simply want to catch up on previous issues, check out our Boating Industry Canada News Week Archives.

Not signed up for News Week? Subscribe here.



The Hydrobike, a key concept that embodies a vision for the future

DECATHLON, determined to erase the boundary between land and water, introduces its latest forward-thinking concept: the HydroBike. This innovation from the French sports giant aims to democratize access to nature while staying ahead in the transformation of their business model. 

The initial assessment: paddle sports are often inaccessible to less experienced individuals, assuming the acquisition of paddling skills.

Read More


Compass works when electronics don’t

Hubbell-Marine Stainless steel outlet covers

Even in the event of an onboard power failure, a Ritchie Navigation SuperSport Helmsman SS-1002 magnetic compass still works. Plus, when the vessel is moving slowly in fog or while trolling, it can do something a GPS can’t: show the actual heading in real time. As a back-up to modern electronics, it’s a vital navigational tool that belongs on every commercial and recreational boat.

Read More