Mercury Marine’s Les Sparks to retire after 50 years

Les Sparks

Dec 12, 2022

In a recent Mercury CEO Letter, David Foulkes wrote, “I have recognized some people who announced their retirement after three and sometimes four decades of service to our Company. But it’s not often I have the opportunity to recognize someone who has spent 50 YEARS working with us. After an impressive half-century career with Mercury Marine, Les Sparks, Business Development Manager for Mercury Canada, will be retiring at the end of the year. During his career with Mercury, Les has been devoted to serving marine dealers, OEMs, and marina owners across Canada. There are few people in the marine industry in Canada who don’t know Les, and his passion for boating and the marine industry in Canada is peerless. On behalf of the entire Company, congratulations Les on a wonderful career – we wish you and your family a very happy and healthy retirement.”

At the recent Boating Ontario Conference, Les Sparks, Business Development Manager for Mercury Marine in Canada who handled the vast territory of Ontario/ Manitoba/ NWT/ Yukon was recognized with a special Lifetime Membership award at the Conference Awards Dinner.

It was one of many accolades from his peers and the industry. Asked to describe his impressive career, Les wrote, “After 50+ years with Mercury Marine—24 company cars—–2.5+ million miles of windshield time—-3600 + hotel/ motel nights, I am announcing that I will be retiring at the end of the year. My career at Mercury has allowed me to travel across Canada and the USA and meet the marine industries best people and work with the best people in the industry.”

We all send our regards and best wishes to Les on his remarkable career with Mercury and wish him a happy and productive retirement.

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