Retired Campion Marine president lauded for business acumen and environmental initiatives

Retired Campion Marine president Brock Elliott was inducted into the NMMA Canada Boating Hall of Fame Tuesday morning during the Toronto International Boat Show’s annual industry breakfast.

Elliott, who served as Campion’s general manager and president for 20 years, announced his retirement in December after the family-owned fibreglass boat builder was sold to Edmonton-based KV Private Equity. A former banker, Elliott is credited with developing Campion into a global brand with sales operations in more than 30 countries.

Under Elliott’s direction, Campion established a name for itself as a global pioneer in the adoption of green manufacturing technologies. The Kelowna, British Columbia-based company becoming the first boatbuilder in the industry to adopt the use of eco-friendly resins throughout its product line, later adding eco-friendly seat cushions and clean manufacturing protocols.

These initiatives established Campion Marine as a leader in eco-friendly manufacturing and earned the company the award for Business Achievement at the 2017 IBI-METSTRADE Boat Builder Awards.

“I have been fortunate enough to work with a number of incredibly talented and dedicated people in the marine industry over the past 20 years,” said Elliott. “There have been good times, and there have been challenging times. But through it all I remain thankful for the friendships I’ve enjoyed with dealers, suppliers and colleagues throughout the industry.”