Navigation expert Jeppesen Marine today announced its Canadian Distributor of the Year Award for 2009 — and for the third consecutive year, this prestigious honor went to Payne’s Marine Group. Payne’s is a leading marine electronics distributor headquartered in Victoria, British Columbia with additional offices in Vancouver, Burnaby and Burlington, Ontario.
Glenn Butt, Jeppesen Marine’s Canadian regional sales manager, presented a specially engraved glass desk clock to Payne’s Marine Group president Grant Kuebler to kick off the 2010 Toronto Boat Show.
“To most in the marine industry, 2009 will go down as a year to forget,” said Butt. “Despite this, Payne’s has
shown that determination, innovative programs and great products will lead to success, even under the most
challenging economic conditions. That Payne’s was able to maintain strong sales of C-MAP by Jeppesen
electronic charts during this historically tough season demonstrates how valuable a good distributor is. It also
proves how deserving this company is of the recognition it has received three years running. On behalf of
Jeppesen Marine, I congratulate Payne’s for a job well done,” added Butt.
Key to Payne’s sales success, said Butt, is the company’s Canadian distributorship of Standard Horizon marine
electronics, including its line of C-MAP MAX compatible chart plotters. Ongoing new product development and
strong sales of innovative Standard Horizon chart plotters helped make Payne’s the leading Jeppesen Marine
distributor for all of North America, as well as Canada, in 2009.
“I’m honored to accept this award on behalf of the entire Payne’s family,” said Kuebler. “Winning this award
three straight years is proof of the quality of our people and our belief in Jeppesen Marine cartography. More
than anything, it proves that superior products such as Standard Horizon and C-MAP electronic charts will always
generate solid interest and sales, even in the toughest market,” added Kuebler.
To learn more about Jeppesen Marine’s top Canadian reseller for the past three years, contact Payne’s Marine
Group headquarters at 250.382.7722 or visit www.paynesmarine.com.
For additional information on C-MAP by Jeppesen electronic charts and compatible navigation systems, contact Jeppesen Marine’s Canadian Sales Office at 709.754.0491 or email email@example.com.
About Jeppesen Marine
Jeppesen Marine is a market-leading provider of vessel operations services and digital navigation solutions, based on worldwide vector chart data type approved to ISO19879, meteorological information and transmission technologies. Jeppesen Marine offers a wide range of navigation and operations products and services to both light and commercial marine markets. Safety-conscious boaters and operators, that range from inland and coastal towboats to SOLAS class vessels, rely on Jeppesen Marine, which is chartered with the same underlying values that launched Jeppesen in 1934 – improving safety and efficiency through innovative navigation solutions.
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