BRP announces leadership change in its marine group

Bernard Guy

June 12, 2023

Bernard GuyBRP Inc. (TSX:DOO; NASDAQ:DOOO) is proud to announce that long-standing BRP executive Bernard Guy is appointed to the position of President, Marine Group, effective today. Mr. Guy also keeps his current leadership responsibilities for global product strategy for both the Powersports and Marine groups. Karim Donnez, President of the Marine Group, is leaving BRP to take on new professional challenges.

Bernard Guy, President, Marine Group and Executive Vice-President, Global Product Strategy

“I am pleased to appoint Bernard Guy as President of our Marine Group,” said José Boisjoli, President and CEO of BRP. “Throughout his career with BRP, Bernard has shared our values of passion and drive to create the ultimate experience for our customers. As a trusted and seasoned executive, Bernard is the ideal candidate to continue working on our strategic plan to transform the Marine industry, alongside our talented Marine management team. We thank Karim for his contributions to our organization and for leading our Marine strategy over the past few years.”

Since 2018, BRP has acquired three boat companies to build its Marine Group, with renowned brands such Alumacraft, Manitou and Quintrex, and implemented a strategy to transform the recreational boating industry and offer customers a superior experience. Last summer, BRP launched fully redesigned boats and pontoons equipped with the ground-breaking Rotax S engine with Stealth technology, which won several awards and praise from the industry.

BRP is aiming to deliver strong Marine results in fiscal year 2024, with projected revenue growth of 35% to 40% compared to fiscal year 2023.

About Bernard Guy
Throughout his career spanning over 35 years at BRP, Bernard Guy has held different management positions, leveraging his expertise in engineering, procurement, strategy, product planning, sales and marketing. In 2022, Mr. Guy was named Executive Vice-President, Global Product Strategy, a position that he will continue to assume in addition to his new responsibilities with the Marine Group. As a die-hard powersports fan himself, an adrenaline lover who enjoys the great outdoors, he is driven by product innovation and rider experience.

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