SOURCE: Vortex


January 22, 2015 09:27 ET

Vortex International Strengthens Executive Team With New Hire & Appointment

New VPs in Business Development for North America & International Focused on Growth

MONTREAL, QC--(Marketwired - Jan 22, 2015) - Vortex Aquatic Structures International (, a manufacturer and world leader in aquatic play landscapes and entertainment solutions, today announced two new vice presidents for business development. Kevin Spence has been appointed Vice President, Business Development North America. Andreea Dutescu has joined the company as Vice President Strategy and International Business Development.

In his new position, Spence, who had served as the company's General Manager for the Western and Texas Operations since 2011, will be responsible for business growth in North America with a strong focus on the development and support of the company's outside sales team and channel.

Prior to Vortex, Spence owned and operated Miracle Playground Sales in California representing Vortex. He also possesses many years of experience in the municipal recreation market with an expertise in aquatic play and water management. 

Dutescu will be responsible for Vortex's international business strategy and growth. She brings more than 20 years' experience in senior level positions in start-ups to international organizations. Her experience spans across the manufacturing, aviation, aerospace, luxury, and retail industries. Most recently, she spent the last three years with Bombardier Business Aircraft as the Director, Sales and Market Insight.

"This new position will allow Kevin to employ his experience, expertise and talent to a broader scope throughout the organization. In particular, his experience working with municipalities is important since that continues to be one of Vortex's most important markets. Andreea's expertise in sales, marketing and international strategy will enable Vortex to grow as we look to develop new markets and geographies," said Stephen Hamelin, president, Vortex International.

Spence and Dutescu both report to Hamelin.

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 addition to its operations in Montreal, Vortex has regional sales and technical support offices in California, Michigan and Texas in the USA, Lyon and Paris in France, Valencia in Spain, and Shanghai and Beijing in China. 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™, Spraypoint™Water Journey™ and Watermark solutions, please visit the company's website at

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