Quark Expeditions, the world leader in polar adventures,
has announced the appointment of Ed Bonner as Vice President of Product
In this newly created position, Bonner will oversee Quark Expeditions’ aggressive growth plans, leading all Product, Brand Strategy and Customer Experience activities. A key initial focus will be the launch of Quark Expeditions’ first hybrid, luxury expedition vessel M/S World Explorer for the 2018/2019 Antarctic season.
Bonner comes to Quark Expeditions with a long history of strategy, product and marketing leadership in consumer packaged goods, entertainment and most recently travel, where he held the role of Executive Vice President, Leisure at Worldview Travel, the world’s second largest Virtuoso travel agency, with offices in Canada, the United States and Bermuda.
“Ed is an outstanding business leader with extensive experience driving growth through innovative product development and the creation of exceptional customer experiences. His wealth of knowledge and entrepreneurial experience will be invaluable as we enter our next phase of growth,” says Quark Expeditions President Andrew White.
Recently returning from his first trip to Antarctica, Bonner was inspired by what he saw: “I have experienced first-hand the Quark Expeditions difference and was immensely impressed—not just by the majesty of Antarctica, but by Quark’s outstanding field staff and unrivaled expedition experience. I’m looking forward to the challenge of building on Quark’s heritage of polar firsts and delivering exciting, new polar adventures.”
About Quark Expeditions®:
Specializing in expeditions to the Antarctic and the Arctic, Quark Expeditions® has been the leading provider of polar adventure travel for over 25 years. With a diverse fleet of specially-equipped small expedition vessels, icebreakers, and unique land-based adventures, it offers travelers unparalleled access to the most remote places on earth. Led by passionate and seasoned expedition teams, including scientists, naturalists and researchers, the onboard program focuses on guest interaction to educate and enrich the passenger experience. The company is known for its unwavering commitment to safety and sustainability, including its partnership with The Nature Conservancy (USA).
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