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Chris is a marine industry veteran in Canada. He spent over 30 years with Volvo Penta , the last 12 years serving as President of Volvo Penta Canada.
In his career at Volvo Penta, Chris focused on building professional relationships with boat builders, dealers, brokers and marine engine repairers across Canada. He managed a well respected team who, under his leadership made significant gains in profitable market share in both the leisure and commercial marine segments in Canada. Chris enjoys a reputation as a ‘can do’ individual and he has been described as being patiently tenacious, both good qualities for the insurance industry.
Chris served on the board of the British Columbia Marine Trades Association for 26 years and he served as President for two terms. During his time on the BCMTA Board, Chris was instrumental in implementing the decision for BCMTA to purchase the Vancouver International Boat Show. Chris was also a Director of the National Marine Manufacturers Association of Canada for 16 years, again serving as Chairman for two terms. He was the recipient of the BCMTA Industry Leadership Award in 2008 and he was inducted into the NMMA Canada Hall of Fame in 2013.
Although Chris is new to the insurance business, he comes to Navis Marine Insurance with an enormous amount of marine industry knowledge and experience and a real understanding of the demands of running a business in todays’ tough economic climate. Chris already has his level one license and he expects to be fully licensed by the year end.
Chris and his wife Susan are keen boaters and they have spent many summers with their two daughters enjoying the Gulf Islands and Desolation Sound.