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The Hawboldt Management Team

John Huxtable, P.Eng.
General Manager

John has been the General Manager at Hawboldt since 2008. He is responsible for the day to day operation of Hawboldt. John has been with Hawboldt since 1988, starting as an Engineer after completing his Mechanical Engineering degree. John worked as lead engineer on numerous fishing and ocean science projects over the years and became Engineering Manager in 1998. John left Hawboldt in 2004 to work with Bosch Rexroth Canada in a sales leadership role. John brings a wealth of hydraulic and mechanical design experience to his role as General Manager.


Brent Fay, P.Eng.
Engineering Manager

Brent Fay leads the Engineering team, having joined Hawboldt in March of 2012 as a member of the Management team. A mechanical engineer by trade, Brent brings decades of manufacturing and design experience. Brent started his career with Michelin Tire in 1987 and spent 13 years with Michelin in a variety of roles, including Engineering Manager. After Michelin, Brent moved to GN Plastics as Technical Services Manager. Brent is also a successful entrepreneur owning or co-founding three successful companies in the design and manufacturing sector.


Dylan Wells, P.Eng.
General Sales Manager

Dylan has worked at Hawboldt since joining as an applications engineer in 2010. In 2017 he joined the Hawboldt Management team as the General Sales Manager. During the past 7 years, Dylan has built a strong technical foundation in marine equipment, working as a design engineer, and Product Manager for Launch and Recovery Systems. Dylan uses this background to support our customers by asking the right questions to understand project requirements, and developing solutions that minimize risk.