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BRP Announces Executive Hires

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BRP, the maker of Sea Doo, Manitou Pontoons, Alumacraft Boats, Telwater Boats, Rotax engines and other products, yesterday made multiple executive appointments in newly created positions to accommodate its rapid growth.

Karim Donnez has been appointed president of BRP’s marine group, effective immediately, the company said in a statement yesterday.

“With the acquisition of three boat companies since 2018, BRP has ambitious plans to transform the recreational boating industry and offer customers a superior boating experience,” the statement said, noting that marine is “a significant growth opportunity for the company.”

Thomas Uhr was appointed to the newly created role of chief technology officer. Uhr will spearhead new product and manufacturing technologies across the Quebec-based company’s powersports and marine businesses, including electrification.

BRP appointed Sandy Scullion president of its powersports group. Minh Thanh Tran was promoted to senior vice president of corporate strategy and development. The company is also creating a chief information officer position and is actively recruiting to fill that.

“In the past five years alone, our revenues increased by 80 percent, and our employee base more than doubled,” said José Boisjoli, BRP’s president and CEO, in the statement. “Our business also grew in complexity, including from a technology and product standpoint. I am excited to announce these changes and promotions that will play a critical role in achieving our strategic priorities and positioning our business for long-term growth.” 

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