SOURCE: Vortex


March 15, 2016 10:25 ET

Vortex International Appoints Virginie Guilbeault to New Role as VP Business Development, Europe/Middle East

MONTREAL, QC--(Marketwired - Mar 15, 2016) - Vortex Aquatic Structures International (, a manufacturer and world leader in aquatic play landscapes and entertainment solutions, today announced that Virginie Guilbeault has been appointed Vice President, Business Development, Europe/Middle East. Over the past decade, Guilbeault had served Vortex in several business development and marketing functions, playing key roles in developing the company's international business over the past several years.

In her new position, Guilbeault will coordinate with Kevin Spence, VP Business Development, North America, to maintain a strong global customer focus. Guilbeault reports to Stephen Hamelin, president, Vortex International.

"Virginie has been a part of the Vortex team for the last decade, during which time she has held roles of increasing responsibility in both marketing and sales. In the past three years, she has been instrumental in establishing Vortex as a contender in these regions," Hamelin said. "In Europe, we have a strong presence with established offices in Paris and Lyon in France; Valencia, Spain; and Copenhagen, Denmark. We have established channel partners in much of the rest of Europe and the Middle East, too, and Virginie will help us grow our on-the-ground capabilities and resources to better meet clients' needs."

Guilbeault played an important role in key recent projects including:

About Vortex

Vortex Aquatic Structures international, headquartered in Montreal, Canada, was founded in 1995 with the introduction of the first Splashpad®. Vortex's use of the highest quality materials coupled with unique, inspiring design and state-of-the-art engineering, positioned the company as the world leader in aquatic play solutions. In 2015, the company acquired AquaBlue, a designer and manufacturer of waterslides and water play equipment.

From its global headquarters in Montreal, Vortex operates regional sales and technical support offices in the following countries: US: Texas, California, Michigan; France: Lyon and Paris; Spain: Valencia; Denmark: Copenhagen; China: Shanghai. The company has a global marketing and distribution network supporting Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Australia, and Latin America.

With over 6,000 installations worldwide, Vortex's mission is to lead the aquatic play industry by continuing to develop the most fun, innovative and safe products for families and children of all ages and abilities.

For more information on Vortex Splashpad®Poolplay™ and Elevations™, Spraypoint™, Water Journey™, Waterslides and Watermark solutions, please visit the company's website at

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