Chaparral and Robalo Boats names Mike Fafard Vice President of Manufacturing

Mike Fafard

July 4, 2022

Buck Pegg, Founder of Chaparral Boats, recently announced the expanded role of Mike Fafard, currently Chaparral and Robalo’s Senior Vice President of Engineering and Design to include Senior Vice President of Manufacturing.

Buck Pegg will continue as Executive Vice President of Chaparral and Robalo Boats with oversight responsibilities for all operations.

Mike Fafard joined the company in 2005 as the Head of Engineering and Design and has been instrumental in directing and leading a team that has consistently introduced innovative designs and brought award winning products to market. Chaparral and Robalo are market share leaders with a diverse product line. Mike has a tenured career in the marine industry that has spanned more than 30 years.

Mike will now lead the manufacturing operations with a team comprised of more than 700 employees.

According to Buck Pegg “Mike has exhibited the talent, passion and strong work ethic to expand his role and further the critical integration of engineering and manufacturing. I am confident in his abilities to lead both teams. With his strong character, respect for the employees, exemplary work ethic and passion for the brands, I am confident in Mike’s ability to successfully lead Chaparral and Robalo well into the future.”

Mike Fafard, “I am humbled and honored for the opportunity to lead both the manufacturing and engineering teams at Chaparral and Robalo Boats. These iconic brands have an exceptional tradition of quality, innovation, and product design and together, with our talented people, we will continue this clear and focused mission.”

Related Posts

Vote for Dorothy, BC’s Iconic Sailing Yacht, in the Classic Boat Awards 2024


You are invited to support an historic, recently restored and refitted BC sailboat, Dorothy, by voting for her in a contest, the Classic Boat Awards 2024, run by the UK’s prestigious Classic Boat Magazine. The Maritime Museum of BC (MMBC), owner of this sleek, wooden vessel built in 1897, believes she’s the oldest sailboat in Canada. As she isn’t the only classic yacht in the running, you’re urged to go online and vote for her in the category of Restored Sailing Vessel under 40ft.

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.

Even more BALIs at BALI

CATANA GROUP launches its 14th BALI CATAMARANS model, the BALI 5.8, for the brand’s 10th anniversary! Always bigger, always more powerful, always more… BALI!

This time, the new BALI 5.8 is completing the range from the top down.

Read More

Water heater offers dynamic heat source choices

Hubbell-Marine Stainless steel outlet covers
Hubbell-Marine Stainless steel outlet covers

After a long day on the water, having ample supplies of hot water for multiple showers and meal preparation is a welcome luxury. The 1700 Series Marine Water Heater from Raritan Engineering was created specifically for marine use. With a proven long-life design, it’s available with a 115V AC or 240V AC heating element, and the option to include an innovative heat exchanger that uses the vessel’s hot engine coolant.

Read More