Jan 3, 2023

C-Tow Marine Assistance Ltd., which has been serving and assisting recreational boaters across Canadian waterways for more than 35 years, has announced the appointment of Jill Noel to Manager of Operations, effective January 2, 2023. 

In her new role, with an overall goal of building the C-Tow brand across Ontario and throughout Canada, Jill will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations including digital marketing and social media initiatives, company representation at national and local industry events, managing the C-Tow captains, and liaising with marinas, yacht clubs, and marine associations. Jill’s responsibilities will extend to managing all dispatching services, and assisting with strategic planning for the C-Tow Member Discount Program and C-Tow Insurance Program while continuing to serve its membership.

Based in the Greater Toronto Area, Jill joins C-Tow after 10 years in various marketing and leadership roles in the restoration/insurance industry. Jill most recently served as the Network Performance Manager for Crawford and Co., a global insurance firm where her responsibilities included managing a network of hundreds of contractors in the insurance sector across Canada.

“I am very excited to join the C-Tow team and be part of a successful business in the Canadian marine industry,” says Jill. “My past work experience aligns perfectly with this new role and I look forward to serving the company’s membership who require marine assistance, expanding C-Tow’s growth in Ontario, and working alongside established marine organizations and associations.”

About C-Tow Marine Assistance Ltd
Since 1984, C-Tow Marine Assistance Ltd. has been serving and assisting Canadian recreational boaters on the West Coast of British Columbia, Ontario and the Maritimes. The company’s fleet of full-service tow boats is on stand-by 24 hours a day and ready to dispatch and assist recreational boaters in times of distress. All of the C-Tow vessels are operated by Transport Canada-trained and licensed captains who are marine experts in their designated regions and qualified with the best safety and towing practices. For more information about C-Tow Marine Assistance and to become a C-Tow member visit www.c-tow.ca

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