Groupe Beneteau is announcing Christophe Lavigne’s appointment as President of US brands Four Winns, Glastron, Wellcraft and Scarab. This appointment takes effect immediately.
Christophe has been Vice President of Engineering and Customer Service in Cadillac (Michigan, USA) for the past eleven years leading engineering and product development for all four of our brands. He has devoted his career to recreational boating and is a twenty-five year veteran of the marine industry.
In his new role Christophe Lavigne is responsible for leading all functional departments and driving the future success of the 4 brands.
Hervé Gastinel, Groupe Beneteau’s Chief Executive Officer: “I have every confidence in Christophe Lavigne’s leadership and expertise to implement positive changes and ensure that our US brands achieve their goals.”
About Christophe Lavigne
Graduated in mechanical engineering and design in France, Christophe Lavigne has devoted most of his career in the boating industries in Canada and then in the United States, being a 25-year veteran of the marine industry. In 2007, he joined RBH as Vice President of Engineering and Customer Service in Cadillac (Michigan, USA) leading engineering and product development for all four of brands – Four Winns, Glastron, Wellcraft, Scarab – during 11 years. The acquisition in 2014 of RBH by Groupe Beneteau marked the start of an intense period of product renewal for all 4 brands that was successfully led by Christophe Lavigne. He is fluent in English and French.
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