Bertrand Thiébaut has left the company following an internal leadership re-structuring
Bertrand Thiébaut is out as head of the BRP Powersports Group and an “internal leadership restructuring” will have the company co-led by Sandy Scullion as Senior Vice President, Global Retail & Services and Thomas Uhr as Senior Vice President, Product Engineering and Manufacturing Operations.
Thiébaut, who was named Powersports Group president when it was formed in February this year, has “left the company to pursue other interests”, according to a BRP statement.
Both Uhr and Scullion are long-time BRP executives highly respected in the fields of manufacturing, operations and engineering, and in retail, sales and marketing respectively. As co-leaders of the Powersports Group, they will both report to José Boisjoli, president and CEO.
“The creation of the Powersports Group has been an important step in the growth strategy of the company. With Sandy and Thomas heading this group, we intend to continue our leading position in the powersports industry by focusing on the areas where we have the technical expertise, sector know-how and new and transformative ideas on how to push the industry forward,” Boisjoli said in the statement.
BRP Powersports Group includes Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea-Doo watercraft, Can-Am on- and off-road vehicles, Alumacraft and Manitou boats, Evinrude and Rotax marine propulsion systems as well as Rotax engines for karts, motorcycles and recreational aircraft.
The group is responsible for annual sales of C$4.5b from over 100 countries.