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BRP appoints new members to executive team

by CM Staff   

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The company has also created the new role of chief information officer for which it is actively looking for a seasoned professional.

VALCOURT — BRP has announced executive appointments to support its future growth plans.

The company says this change in leadership structure will allow BRP to continue focusing on its long-term goals and achieve its ambitious targets. All these internal promotions are effective immediately.

“In the past five years alone, our revenues increased by 80 per cent, and our employee base more than doubled. 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,” said José Boisjoli, president and CEO in a statement.

The company appointed Thomas Uhr to the newly created role of chief technology officer. Uhr and his team will work on new product and manufacturing technologies used across the Powersports and Marine businesses, including the EV program.


Sandy Scullion will take over the role of president of the Powersports Group. In addition to keeping his current retail, sales and consumer experience responsibilities, Mr. Scullion will now oversee all manufacturing operations for Powersports in Canada, Mexico and Finland.

Karim Donnez has been appointed president of the Marine Group. Following the acquisition of three boat companies since 2018, BRP has plans to transform the recreational boating industry and offer customers a superior boating experience.

The company has also promoted Minh Thanh Tran to senior vice-president of Corporate Strategy and Development. Tran remains responsible for the development of the corporate strategy. In addition, he will increase his focus on the company’s growth projects both organically and via M&A activities.

The company has also created the new position of chief information officer. BRP says it  is actively looking for a seasoned professional to head its information technologies and evolve its systems to support business transformation and vision.


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