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Charlie E. Wilson

Marketing Director and Sales Manager

Bell Canoe Works

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Bell Canoe Works

2700 Commerce St.

La Crosse, Wisconsin,54603

United States

Company Description

Bell Canoe Works was founded in 1988 by Ted Bell, a former champion flatwater and downriver open canoe racer and composite racing canoe builder. Ted launched his new company to expand his product line to include composite canoes for the growing flatwater and r...more

Background Information

Employment History

Bell Canada


Affiliations

Placid Boatworks

Founder


Grade VI

Founder


Safety Education & Instruction Council

Sub Committees


Conclave

Founder


Education

Masters degrees

Outdoor Recreation and Organizational Theory

University of Illinois


Web References(45 Total References)


Charlie Wilson

www.coldencanoe.com [cached]

Charlie Wilson
Charlie Wilson Consultant Charlie Wilson conceptualized the original Fire series of boats back in 1993 in collaboration with renowned designer David Yost. Charlie is a sought after presenter at canoe and paddled shows, festivals and gatherings. He has contributed thousands of pages of writing on canoe techniques, canoe camping, gear reviews and paddle trips in a variety of publications including Canoesport Journal, American Canoeist, Canoe Magazine, Currents, Paddler, Paddling, Paddlesport, River and Wooden Canoe magazines and several event and club newspapers. He wrote a chapter for Cliff Jacobson's Basic Essentials of Solo Touring, co-authored FreeStyle Canoeing, and Introduction to Canoeing and re-edited Appalachian Whitewater for Menasha Ridge Press. Editor and principal author of the ACA FreeStyle Instruction Manual, Charlie is working on three books on Modern Paddling Technique. Charlie served as marketing director and sales manager for Bell Canoe Works, before retiring to Lake Placid where he was bitten by the building bug again and co-founded Placid Boatworks. There he developed Infusion Technology which yields 20% lighter hulls, no voids and is much, much greener for the environment. He is currently expanding this technology through working with other canoe companies and an auto parts manufacturer. He retired from Placid Boatworks in early 2009. Shortly thereafter, during one of their conversations, Paul Meyer asked Charlie about the future of the Fire boats. It was then that Charlie realized that he had found an individual with the love of the sport, a craftsman's commitment to quality and a keen business mind, a perfect Charlie Wilson


Charlie Wilson

www.coldencanoe.com [cached]

Charlie Wilson
Consultant Charlie Wilson conceptualized the original Fire series of boats back in 1993 in collaboration with renowned designer David Yost. Charlie is a sought after presenter at canoe and paddled shows, festivals and gatherings. He has contributed thousands of pages of writing on canoe techniques, canoe camping, gear reviews and paddle trips in a variety of publications including Canoesport Journal, American Canoeist, Canoe Magazine, Currents, Paddler, Paddling, Paddlesport, River and Wooden Canoe magazines and several event and club newspapers. He wrote a chapter for Cliff Jacobson's Basic Essentials of Solo Touring, co-authored FreeStyle Canoeing, and Introduction to Canoeing and re-edited Appalachian Whitewater for Menasha Ridge Press. Editor and principal author of the ACA FreeStyle Instruction Manual, Charlie is working on three books on Modern Paddling Technique. Charlie served as marketing director and sales manager for Bell Canoe Works, before retiring to Lake Placid where he was bitten by the building bug again and co-founded Placid Boatworks. There he developed Infusion Technology which yields 20% lighter hulls, no voids and is much, much greener for the environment. He is currently expanding this technology through working with other canoe companies and an auto parts manufacturer. He retired from Placid Boatworks in early 2009. Shortly thereafter, during one of their conversations, Paul Meyer asked Charlie about the future of the Fire boats. It was then that Charlie realized that he had found an individual with the love of the sport, a craftsman's commitment to quality and a keen business mind, a perfect


Placid Boatworks: Continuously Some Of The Best Canoes For Sale At Lake George Kayak

www.lakegeorgekayak.com [cached]

Charlie Wilson's involvement in the canoe industry began when he designed a series of revolutionary, monocoque, portage packs for canoe camping in 1983.
In the mid-eighties, Charlie was drawn into technical canoeing and the FreeStyle paddling community, co-founding Conclave, a series of national, on-water, canoeing clinics. An American Canoe Association Instructor Trainer, Charlie chaired the ACA's Instruction Council from 1996 through 2000. During his tenure as its first Chair, the ACA FreeStyle Committee developed workshops and instructor standards and Interpretive Paddling Competitions. Charlie chaired the ACA's Bylaws Revision Committee, served two terms as National Secretary, one as Vice President, and was elected President of the 30,000 member group in 2001. His initiatives have included increased emphasis on market research and simplification of instructional programs, both to increase outreach to the paddling public. He began writing on paddling technique for Canoesport Journal, and has contributed to the American Canoeist, Canoe Magazine, Currents, Paddler, Paddling, Paddlesport, River and Wooden Canoe magazines and several event and club newspapers. He wrote a chapter for Cliff Jacobson's Basic Essentials of Solo Touring, co-authored FreeStyle Canoeing, and Introduction to Canoeing and re-edited Appalachian Whitewater for Menasha Ridge Press. Editor and principal author of the ACA FreeStyle Instruction Manual, Charlie is working on three books on Modern Paddling Technique. Charlie joined Bell Canoe Works of Zimmerman MN in 1993. When not paddling, promoting it, or writing about paddling, Charlie may be found skiing, mountaineering, or bird hunting, often with his sons. In his spare time, Charlie can sometimes be found practicing his "air paddling" technique in the SpitFIRE plug. His recent commitment to Placid Boatworks, a local manufacturer working solely in the Adirondack market is an understandable rededication to innovative, targeted, design and superb quality construction. It's what he's always enjoyed doing. As a craftsman, the idea of building the very highest quality hulls in design, materials and performance coupled with hand finishing them in exotic, attractive and durable trim materials persuaded Joe to join Charlie in forming Placid Boatworks.


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www.placidboats.com [cached]

Together with cofounder Charlie Wilson, Joe developed a unique vacuum infusion system that is used to build Placid Boatworks.
Charlie had the idea of building composite canoes and bonding separately molded composite gunwales to them to cut weight and maintenance.


Placid Boatworks: Continuously Some Of The Best Canoes For Sale At Lake George Kayak

www.lakegeorgekayak.com [cached]

Charlie Wilson's involvement in the canoe industry began when he designed a series of revolutionary, monocoque, portage packs for canoe camping in 1983.
In the mid-eighties, Charlie was drawn into technical canoeing and the FreeStyle paddling community, co-founding Conclave, a series of national, on-water, canoeing clinics. An American Canoe Association Instructor Trainer, Charlie chaired the ACA's Instruction Council from 1996 through 2000. During his tenure as its first Chair, the ACA FreeStyle Committee developed workshops and instructor standards and Interpretive Paddling Competitions. Charlie chaired the ACA's Bylaws Revision Committee, served two terms as National Secretary, one as Vice President, and was elected President of the 30,000 member group in 2001. His initiatives have included increased emphasis on market research and simplification of instructional programs, both to increase outreach to the paddling public. He began writing on paddling technique for Canoesport Journal, and has contributed to the American Canoeist, Canoe Magazine, Currents, Paddler, Paddling, Paddlesport, River and Wooden Canoe magazines and several event and club newspapers. He wrote a chapter for Cliff Jacobson's Basic Essentials of Solo Touring, co-authored FreeStyle Canoeing, and Introduction to Canoeing and re-edited Appalachian Whitewater for Menasha Ridge Press. Editor and principal author of the ACA FreeStyle Instruction Manual, Charlie is working on three books on Modern Paddling Technique. Charlie joined Bell Canoe Works of Zimmerman MN in 1993. When not paddling, promoting it, or writing about paddling, Charlie may be found skiing, mountaineering, or bird hunting, often with his sons. In his spare time, Charlie can sometimes be found practicing his "air paddling" technique in the SpitFIRE plug. His recent commitment to Placid Boatworks, a local manufacturer working solely in the Adirondack market is an understandable rededication to innovative, targeted, design and superb quality construction. It's what he's always enjoyed doing. As a craftsman, the idea of building the very highest quality hulls in design, materials and performance coupled with hand finishing them in exotic, attractive and durable trim materials persuaded Joe to join Charlie in forming Placid Boatworks.


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