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Vortex Aquatics Structures International Opens West Coast Office

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Delivering Top Notch Service and Growing Municipal Market Drives Expansion

Montreal, Canada – February 1st, 2011. Vortex Aquatics International, a leader in aquatic play and urban water landscape solutions, is pleased to announce the creation of a full service Sales and Technical Support office in Southern California.

Kevin Spence joins the company as General Manager, Vortex Aquatics West, bringing with him over 15 years of experience in the playground and Splashpad® business. Formerly with Miracle Playground Sales, a playground equipment distributor in Southern California, Arizona and Nevada, Kevin has worked closely with Vortex and helped to steadily grow the business for 10 years. In his new role, Kevin will oversee Vortex’s business in California, oversee Miracle Playground Sale’s activities in Nevada and Arizona, as well as work in conjunction with Ross Recreation Equipment of Northern California to expand the aquatic play business in San Francisco and the surrounding area.

“This new operation underlines Vortex’s commitment to servicing customers at a level they require”, said Stephen Hamelin, President of Vortex Aquatic Structures International, from the company’s production facility in Montreal, QC. “Kevin will be instrumental in establishing and growing our client relationships as we continue to expand our national sales team.”

“As the market demands more innovative solutions, it is crucial that our expertise and product offerings evolve, and that we are able to respond to high customer expectations, ” Hamelin continues. “Kevin’s technical know-how, coupled with his knowledge of water safety and sustainability, is a great complement to our team. This office is an important element of our North American go forward strategy and demonstrates our commitment to the US
market. What the marketplace will see is top tier Sales Service activity on the West Coast.”

“I’m excited to take on the role. For the company, having a real presence in California is the way to help Vortex further strengthen its position as the municipal market leader in splash parks and offer customers unparalleled service that is locally based.”

Jacob Sibayan, a Certified Vortex field technician with 3 years experience, will lead local technical support.

About Vortex Aquatic Structures International

Vortex Aquatic Structures International, headquartered in Montreal, Canada, wasestablished in 1995 with the introduction of the first Splashpad®. With over 4, 000 installations across three continents and a worldwide distribution network, Vortex is well positioned as an industry leader in aquatic playground and urban landscape solutions. In its ongoing effort to lead with inspiring designs, coupled with state-of-the-art engineering, water conservation solutions and use of the highest quality materials, Vortex continues to meet the demands of municipal and commercial recreation customers. The company remains committed to its mission of developing fun, safe and reliable products for families and children of all ages.

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