Robert J. Parmentier, former President of Sea Ray Group, has been appointed CGI North America's Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development.
"I am thrilled to have Robert join our CGI North America team. His expertise, his familiarity and standing in the industry will help CGI to maintain its top status among pleasure boat and yacht brands,' said Hervé Bonnet, Global Director of Boat Financing Activity for CGI.
"I am very excited to still be a part of the marine industry; especially joining one of the largest banks in the world. I plan to utilize my skills and knowledge to advance CGI North America's place in the industry,' said Parmentier.
Parmentier's previous experience includes managing the Sea Ray and Meridian Yacht brands for Brunswick. He assumed those responsibilities in 2009, having previously served as Executive Vice President of Sea Ray, overseeing a wide range of responsibilities. He retained responsibility for the Meridian brand, as well as assuming P&L responsibility for Sea Ray.
Parmentier joined Sea Ray in 1982, and has held a number of positions of increasing responsibilities over the years at both the plant and headquarters levels for Sea Ray. Prior to his most recent assignment, Mr. Parmentier had served as Senior Vice President – Operations as well as Senior Vice President – General Manager of Sea Ray. He had also served as President of Baja Marine, which Brunswick sold.
CGI NA is the North American subsidiary of the CGI Group, a financial establishment founded in 1951, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Société Générale, a worldwide bank with 163,000 employees in 83 countries serving 32 million customers.