LAVAL, QUEBEC, Canada, August 5, 2015 – Pelican International Inc., a world leader in the design and manufacturing of leisure and angler kayaks, SUPs, canoes and pedal boats for over 45 years, is pleased to announce the appointment of Marie-Christine Piedboeuf as President, effective September 1, 2015. Ms. Piedboeuf joined Pelican International in 2000 and had been serving as Vice-President of Operations for several years. Since her arrival at Pelican International, Ms. Piedboeuf’s contributions have been felt across several departments such as Research and Development, Manufacturing, Quality Control and Marketing.
“I am excited to take on this new role with Pelican International, and I am committed to maintaining our current meteoric growth by ensuring the improvement of our manufacturing efficiency and production capacity. This includes the purchase of new production equipment, as well as the opening of a second factory in the near future,” stated Marie-Christine Piedboeuf.
Prior to arriving at Pelican International, Ms. Piedboeuf served as Materials Specialist in Advanced Research at Bauer Nike. A self-described outdoors enthusiast, Ms. Piedboeuf has a PhD in composite plastic materials from Montreal’s Polytechnic School of Engineering.
About Pelican International Inc.
Pelican International Inc. is the number one plastic boat manufacturer with over 2 million leisure and fishing boats produced. For over 45 years, Pelican International has proudly promoted the enjoyment of the great outdoors and making water sports fun and accessible for every age, skill level and budget. Pelican International continues to care deeply about its customers and advises boaters of all skill levels to wear a coast guard-approved personal flotation device at all times when on or near the water.
The company is equally committed to protecting the environment and minimizing its ecological footprint. Its plant, located in Laval, Quebec, recycles 99.5% of the excess material produced in its manufacturing processes and redirects heated air from the molding ovens to heat the facility in the winter. Pelican International is a 2014 winner of Canada’s Best Managed Companies.