John Laviolette Joins Arc’teryx LEAF as Product Line Manager

Arc’teryx sent us this announcement yesterday evening. Many in industry know Lav from his time in the Canadian Army. This is fantastic news for Lav as well as the LEAF program.

The leader in the design and manufacturing of technically superior tactical outerwear and equipment, Arc’teryx LEAF (Law Enforcement and Armed Forces) is proud to announce the appointment of John Laviolette as Product Line Manager. Laviolette, a twenty-year veteran of the Canadian military, brings his professional experience and skills to Arc’teryx LEAF.

Extensive knowledge and discipline are key elements that John ‘Lav’ Laviolette brings to his new role, having spent thirteen years as a member of CANSOF (Canadian Special Operations Forces).

“We’re very excited to welcome Lav to his new position,” said Michele Griffin, Director of LEAF Business Development. “He brings valuable field experience and an exacting attention to detail. Lav will ensure all current and future LEAF projects achieve their true potential.

As the Product Line Manager, Lav plays a critical role in the evolution of the existing product line and he will work the product development team to anticipate and address emerging LEAF needs.

Passionate and people-oriented, Lav looks forward to mountain biking sessions, skiing and spending time with his family and friends at his new home in Squamish, the “Outdoor Recreation Capital of Canada.”

ARC’TERYX welcomes Lav to the LEAF team.


11 Responses to “John Laviolette Joins Arc’teryx LEAF as Product Line Manager”

  1. Walsh says:

    That is a great hire. Congratulations Lav and LEAF.

  2. Travis says:

    Right on lav!

  3. John says:

    World class choice for this company. Good luck Lav

  4. chris says:

    great guy and super knowledgeable. congrats.

  5. MattF says:

    Congrats Lav! Great guy for a great company.

  6. Lav says:

    Thx. Fellas.

    Looking fwd. to catching up with all of you in the near future.

  7. Dave says:

    Nice to see a Canadian Forces vet on the LEAF team! Keep it up and keep it Canadian…..all the best, from Afghanistan.

  8. Leen says:

    Congrats Jean!

  9. MM says:

    congrats, Lav. hope to see you soon.

  10. Larry says:

    Congrats Lav, I had a feeling!!! 😉

  11. BigD says:

    Wow…Lav, you’re making a good team better. Good for everybody concerned. Have fun, man…