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Precision Sails Ltd

Meet The Team

 

Exceptional Quality Starts with Exceptional People

Getting the perfect sail begins with the people who make it. At Precision Sails our goal is to work alongside you to design and make the best sail possible for your boat.

Just like any professional team, ours is built from talented and passionate people who bring to the table everything they can to deliver amazing results.

At Precision Sails our team is your team.

 

Meet the team, Darryl

Darryl Hodgson

CEO | Lead Designer

 

Darryl is the CEO of the company and our Lead Sail Designer. Quick thinking and focused, he is constantly coming up with new ideas, which keeps us busy and on our toes. As Lead Sail Designer Darryl oversees our design team and can design a killer sail too! Father of three wonderful kids, he loves to be able to spend time with them up at the cabin. Darryl grew up on the water sailing and later joined the Coast Guard to pursue that passion. In 2011 he opened Precision Sail Loft and has been supporting sailors worldwide ever since. Darryl is a boss that truly cares about all his employees and he also occasionally buys beer for everyone. Truly amazing attributes for a boss to have.

 

 

 

Ron McInnis

Ron McInnis

Director of Sales | Marketing

 

Ron is our Director of Sales and Marketing. He grew up windsurfing, water skiing and sailing Hobie cats at his families cottage in Ontario and moved to British Columbia in 1990 to explore, mountain bike, rock climb and windsurf. In 2001 he re-discovered the sailing and cruising life and later joined the Precision Sails team in 2015. Full of energy and new ideas Ron is constantly optimizing and sharing his thoughts. He is passionate about sailing, which makes him an amazing resource to talk to about what sails are best suited for different destinations.

 

 

 

Richard Bulgin

Richard Bulgin

Production Manager | Loft Supervisor

 

Richard grew up in Scotland yet spent nearly every summer of his life sailing with friends and family in the waters of beautiful British Columbia. He met his wife and then moved to Hong Kong, where they ran a jewelry and watch production business together for more than ten years. "Sailing is a passion of mine. Life has led me to Hong Kong, then back to the sailing world again." As the Production Manager for Precision Sails, Richard’s responsibilities include ensuring that every sail is completed to the exact spec as designed and maintaining a high level of quality control.

 

“In the watch business, every detail needs to be precise. If it isn’t perfect then it’s not good enough. I am proud to bring the same attitude to making sails and working beside sailmakers with 20 plus years of expertise has been phenomenal. We have a thorough process which starts with checking the quality of a sails design, resource availability, and finally the finishing details.”

 

 

 

James Brown Sail Consultant

James Brown

Sales |

 

 

I am fortunate to have been born and raised on Vancouver Island BC Canada where we have a climate that allows you to ski, Mountain Bike, and Sail all in the same day! Introducing my kids to sailing and the outdoors is my passion and we enjoy sunny days exploring the many islands and hidden coves our coast has to offer. I have worked in the Marine industry for the last 10 years and enjoy sharing stories with customers and helping them choose a sail that best fits their needs.

 

 

 

Andreas Zobolas

Andreas Zobolas

Design Team Manager | Lead Designer

Andreas oversees the design department and makes sure that it is running like a well-oiled machine. He was born in Kalamata Greece and grew up sailing and fishing everyday with his family, many generations of which where sailors to look up to… all the way back to Poseidon! Andreas went to the University of Chicago for graphic design and pursued culinary school in Greece and Vancouver. He still enjoys sailing however it seems he is always the one cooking when out with friends.

 

 

 

“creating something out of nothing. The idea of creating something pleasing to the eye but also functional. I believe functionality and aesthetics go hand in hand. I enjoy ensuring that our sails not only perform at a higher caliber, but also look great doing so. Every time that I sail, I discover a new place, a new experience and it is always unique. All the stresses and problems of every day are placed on hold and are all left behind at the dock.”

 

 

 

Jeremy Roszmann

Jeremy Roszmann

Sail Designer |

 

 

Jeremy is one of our Senior Sail Designers. For Jeremy, sail design is the perfect amalgamation of solving puzzles and balancing nuanced aerodynamics. Passionate about opera. Jeremy has been training since high school and sings around the island with several orchestras. Growing up on the west coast meant that Jeremy was frequently on boats growing up. He has traveled to 38 different countries and plans on going to another 5 within the next year. Passionate about sail design, scotch, rugby and traveling, Jeremy can often be found at his desk reading sail design theory textbooks.

 

Sebastien Testart

Sebastian Testart

Sail Designer |

 

Born and raised on Vancouver Island, Sebastian grew up sailing the Gulf Islands and the West Coast on his grandfather’s Catalina 38. In high school he bought a Tanzer 22 and spends his weekends out cruising as much as possible. Sebastian’s passion for Sail Design is grounded in his education in Mechanical Engineering, which focused on fluid dynamics and material properties. Being able to work as a sail designer has fueled his passion for sailing and critical thinking at the same time.

 

 

 

 

James

James

Sail Designer |

 

 

 

James is one of our newest Junior Sail Designers. His childhood is marked with sailing in cadets and spending time out on the water with his dad when he was little. Technically minded, James can often be found on the weekends doing competitive drifting and tinkering with cars. With an acute attention to detail and problem-solving skills James loves the science behind sail design. One of James’ highlights of sail design is working alongside clients who are passionate about their boats.

 

 

 

Anthony

Anthony Chauvin

IT |

 

 

Anthony is our software guy. A recent computer science graduate that moved out to Victoria BC from Windsor, Ontario, he’s been working to improve the technical infrastructure of Precision. He specializes in Web Development and Object-Oriented Programming… which means we are constantly messaging him when the printer doesn’t work. When he’s not in the office, he’s probably playing video games or drawing comics.

 

 

 

 

 

Elem

Elem Shalit

IT |

 

 

Elem has a diverse background in IT having worked for a wide range of companies. Growing up, the beach was nearby and so he quickly became fascinated with the ocean. Elem picked up surfing at the age of 14 and feels EXTREMELY lucky to be able to explore the coast of Vancouver island. He comes from an engineering oriented family and can be found fiddling with his 3d printer daily. Moreover, he has been calling Canada home for almost a decade now, having spent a few years in London England prior, where he became obsessed with everything software development.

 

 

 

 

 

Jeremy Reaume

Jeremy Reaume

Content Development Manager | Marketing

 

Jeremy is our Content Development Manager and graphics guy. He grew up in Lagos Nigeria and spent many hours on the water cruising the coast and up rivers into remote villages. However, his favorite times were spending his summers in Ontario on the water at his grandparents cabin. He studied media development and copy-writing at the University of Victoria and ran a media company with his wife before joining the Precision Sails team. Adventurous and a true explorer, Jeremy is a new father and can’t wait to start taking his little girl out on the water and camping.

 

 

 

 

 

Meagan

Meagan

Payments | Purchasing

 

An awesome bio is coming soon! Stay tuned!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matt Nadin

Matt Nadin

Logistics and Communications | Measurements

Matt oversees Logistics and Communications... which means he wrangles all the details between our designers, customers, and production manager to make sure every detail is perfect before it gets made. Matt was born in Hong Kong and moved to England when he was a baby. He grew up outside of London and has spent the last three years living in Australia, New Zealand, and Canada. Matt is a novice sailor and loves learning more about sailing. As a typical Brit, Matt loves watching soccer... er... I mean football. Don't tell him I said that!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zach Shipping and Measurements

Zach Springer

Shipping And Measurements |

 

 

 

An awesome bio is coming soon! Stay tuned!