Laval, Quebec, Canada – June 13, 2017
As part of its continued growth, Antoine and Christian Elie, owners of Pelican International Inc., are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Pierre Arsenault to the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
In addition to overseeing all of the company's activities, Mr. Arsenault will work with the Pelican team on formulating and implementing the next stage in the development of the company.
Having worked for more than 11 years in senior positions at BRP (Bombardier Recreational Products) and as President and CEO in other companies, Mr. Arsenault has extensive experience in manufacturing and in the field of outdoor sports products.
“We are thrilled to welcome Pierre in the Pelican family. With his proven track record in manufacturing and outdoor sports products, we are confident that he will be a major asset in our goal of becoming the global watersports leader”, said Antoine Elie.
“I am honored to be a part of the Pelican International success story, particularly at this important time when the Pelican brand is positioning itself around the world as the go-to brand for paddle sports in the mind and heart of consumers”, said Mr. Arsenault. “I look forward to seeing all of you on the water.”
About Pelican International
Pelican International is a world leader in the design and manufacture of kayaks, stand up paddle boards, canoes, pedal boats and fishing boats. For almost 50 years we have leveraged our mastery of thermoforming to deliver durable, quality products at affordable prices. A commitment to innovation, investment in state of the art technology and rigorous quality control standards are the cornerstones of our business philosophy. Our guiding principal is simple and enduring: to bring quality products within reach of all outdoor enthusiasts.
We are committed to protecting the environment and minimizing our ecological footprint. Our initial plant, located in Laval, Quebec, Canada, recycles over 99% of the excess material produced in its manufacturing processes and is equipped with specially designed ducts that redirect heated air from their molding ovens to heat the facility during the fall and winter months. Proud to be one of Canada's Best Managed Companies since 2014, all our employees care about our customers and they sincerely hope all boaters will wear a personal flotation device at all times when on or near the water.
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