Pelican International, a largest plastic boat manufacturer of kayaks, stand up paddle boards, canoes, fishing boats, pedal boats and utility sleds, appointed Toros Dimitian to the position of Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

The appointment is part of the company’s continued growth strategy. It follows the spring 2016 announcement and opening of a second manufacturing location in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Quebec.

Most recently, Dimitian served as Vice President and General Manager for North America with Hush Puppies Canada, a Wolverine Worldwide company. Prior, Dimitian held several other upper level management positions within Wolverine Worldwide.

“We are excited to welcome Toros to our growing company. With his success and experience in a variety of areas, including sales, marketing, distribution and branding, we’re confident that he will contribute greatly to our goal of becoming a global watersports leader,” said Marie-Christine Piedboeuf, President, Pelican International.

“I am proud to join Pelican International, particularly during this dynamic stage of growth and I look forward to engaging with our retail partners to excite consumers around the world with our incredible brand,” said Dimitian.