Burnaby, BC’s Mustang Survival President Jason Leggatt has resigned his position, according to the company.
The announcement was made by Leggatt and Andrew Branagh, CEO of print company The Wing Group. “Jason has provided valuable guidance to the Senior Leadership team, accomplishing notable strategic achievements, including transitioning Mustang Survival to new ownership with The Wing Group, and subsequently acquiring MTI Life Jackets, the assets of Ocean Rodeo Dry Wear division, and the assets of the Stearns® Government & Professional division,” says Branagh. “Jason built and now leaves an exceptionally talented team in place, and the business is positioned for continued dominance and growth in its field as the most technical and authentic waterlife brand in the world.”
Legatt will become a member of the Board following his departure, enabling him to provide the Board counsel and strategic guidance for The Wing Group and the Mustang Survival business in a governance role. The Wing Group/Mustang Survival has commenced the search process for a new business unit president, engaging the executive recruiting firm Boyden Canada. On an interim basis, VP Finance, Juanita Killen, has been appointed acting President.
Leggatt joined Mustang Survival in 2000 as an engineering co-op student from the University of British Columbia. With strong technical acumen and a quick student of new ideas, he worked in product development, engineering, project and program management. before realizing his passion customer intimacy, solving problems for users, and ultimately leadership. Over the last 22 years, he developed a wide cross-section skillset holding positions in Military Business Development, Marketing and Sales, VP Research & Development, Chair of the Life Jacket Association, and General Manager and President of Mustang Survival.
About Mustang Survival
A pioneer in the design and manufacture of lifesaving solutions since 1967, Mustang Survival is committed to the protection and enhancement of those who push themselves to extremes, whether for work, duty, or to escape the daily grind.
About The Wing Group
The Wing Group is the world leader in inflatable boats, life rafts, flotation, dry suits and other tactical
and survival solutions for recreational, commercial and military customers.
Built on 200 years of combined experience, The Wing Group and its companies (Wing Inflatables, Henshaw Inflatables, Patten Company, FabTek Industries, and Mustang Survival) have developed an unparalleled reputation for highly technical, high quality customer solutions – whether it’s a private yacht deploying an expeditionary craft, a fighter jet pilot requiring an aviation life raft, a rescue swimmer requiring protection in arctic conditions or a special forces unit depending on high performing combat rubber raiding craft.
The Wing Group delivers confidence to the world’s most demanding marine and aviation users through
innovative and high-quality technical solutions – on, over and under the water.