Burnaby, BC – Last week, Jason Leggatt, president of Mustang Survival, and Andrew Branagh, CEO of The Wing Group, announced that Jason has resigned from his daily management position as president. Jason has provided valuable guidance to the senior deadership 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.
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. With Jason’s ongoing passion and commitment to Mustang Survival, he 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. The board wishes to express appreciation for Jason and his contributions to the company and wish him every success in his future.
Jason Leggatt’s story
Jason 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, Jason achieved many successes in product development, engineering, project and program management. As time progressed, Jason realized his true passion was developing customer intimacy, identifying and solving real problems for users, and ultimately leadership.
Over the last 22 years, Jason developed a wide cross-section skill set 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. He is widely respected in the industry for his extensive background and tenure at Mustang Survival.
About Mustang Survival
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, drysuits 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. www.winggroup.com