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Precision Sails Ltd

Meet The Precision Sails 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.


James Brown Sail Consultant

James Brown

Sail Consultant | 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.

 


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Scott Pawletzki

Sail Consultant | Sales

An awesome bio is coming soon! Stay Tuned!

 

 

 


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.


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James Hodgson

Sail Designer |

James is one of our 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.

 


Zach Springer

Zach Springer

Sail Designer |

Zach grew up in a landlocked part of Canada. He spent time playing hockey and sailing in lakes in Saskatchewan and Alberta. He spent a couple years living and sailing in Hawaii before relocating to Vancouver Island. Zach is one of our designers and also helps with quality control.

 

 

 


Graeme Ede

Graeme Ede

Sail Designer |

 

Graeme grew up on the West Coast spending time at his family's cabin on Pender Island. He enjoys sailing dinghys mostly 420’s and Lazers because they’re so small and agile, even if they can capsize easily, his favorite thing about them is how they can make a small inlet feel like an entire ocean. Technical and hands-on Graeme is one of our Junior Sail Designers in training and prides himself on his unparalleled thoroughness.


Steve Geddes

Steve Geddes

Sail Designer |

Steve grew up in the prairies. He moved out to BC to be close to skiing and surf. He does miss a true Canadian winter, but enjoys the alternatives that Vancouver Island has to offer. He thinks Sail Design goes hand in hand with the West Coast experience.

 

 


Sandra

Sandra Pettinger

Office Manager | Payments

A lifelong Sidney resident, Sandra is passionate about her community. She grew up on the water fishing with her dad in the waters of the Saanich inlet and Sansum narrows, and riding horses all over the Saanich Peninsula. A wife, a mom of 3 kids, and 4 fur-kids. With many years of office management experience she is thrilled to come on board with the crew at Precision Sails, and help propel the company to the next level. Sandra is our Office Manager, and looks after our accounts receivable and payable, and anything office/staff related.

 


Mike Herring

Mike Herring

Measurements and Warranties |

Mike is the sail design and quality assurance coordinator at Precision Sails. His role is to help our sailors maximize their sailing potential, by helping them gather measurements so the design team can build the best fitting and best performing sail. Before joining the Precision family, he was lucky enough to own a business for over a decade, he helped improve quality control measures for one of the largest e-commerce companies in the world and attend university for business.

Precision strives to put our sailors first and that’s something Mike holds in high regard. His weekends are spent with his wife, two kids, and dog Sushi. He enjoy hiking the Juan De Fuca trail and traveling the world. “My goal is to help every sailor steer clear of the doldrums and stay on the right tack.“


Tony Bruce

Tony Bruce

Shipping and Logistics

Tony grew up in Brockville Ontario "Home of the Thousand Islands" and moved to Victoria 25 years ago. He has been doing shipping & logistics for the past 15 years. Tony is your guy if you want to know what the situation with your package is!

 

 

 

 


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.”


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Trevor Parks

Vendor Liaison | Loft Supervisor

My name is Trevor, I am one of the Loft Supervisors/Vendor Liasons. I was born on Vancouver Island where I spent the beginning of my career gaining extensive retail management, and customer service experience as a customer service manager at a big box retail store. Now I am in charge of organising production, and keeping the loft running smoothly. I love being a part of the Precision Sails team, and I am passionate about delivering a great sail to each of our clients! When I am not at work I am likely to be found behind the wheel of my 370z, watching football (Go Steelers) or out camping in the beautiful wilderness around the south island.


Gillian Hodgson

Gillian Hodgson

Vendor Liaison | Loft Supervisor

Bio Coming soon!

 

 

 

 

 


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 enjoys taking his family out on adventures.

 


Hayden Morin catching object

Hayden Morin

Content/Social Media Developer | Marketing

Hayden creates and updates content on our website. He also makes social media posts and vectorizes customer graphics to put on their sails! He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration specializing in marketing. In his spare time he likes to ride his motorcycle, detail his car, and learn new things. His favorite thing about working here is the great people he gets to work with everyday! He is excited to help Precision Sails grow! The quote Hayden tries to live by is: “Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.” - Bruce Lee


Elem

Elem Shalit

IT | System Management

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.


Dallas

Dallas Brooks

IT | Software Development

Dallas was born and raised on Southern Vancouver Island. He is a recent Computer Science graduate from the University of Victoria. He specializes in databases, and operating systems. He has a passion for technology, and enjoys problem solving. If there is an issue in our system Dallas is happy to fix it. If he is not in the office, you can find him playing video games or out on a golf course.