Paul Chutter has taken over from his father Geoff as president of WhiteWater. Paul joined the family business in 2014, working in sales operations.
He was soon promoted to chief business development officer (CBDO), where he helped the company streamline processes, develop strategic alliances, and played an instrumental role in bringing WhiteWater’s technology arm, Vantage, to the market.
Paul Chutter is also founder of Endless Surf, which, just a year after its launch, has made significant strides in the surf pool market,
Now, not long after the family business celebrated its 40th anniversary on December 15, 2020, Paul Chutter has succeeded his father, Geoff Chutter, as president of WhiteWater.
Geoff remains CEO of the company. Working together, the father and son duo will continue to support the successes of their clients and help shape entertainment experiences.
One of his first responsibilities in his new role was to focus on WhiteWater’s leadership team. Paul announced some leadership changes, including Doug Smith stepping into global head of sales and Franceen Gonzales promoted to chief experience officer.
Commenting on the future of WhiteWater, Paul Chutter said: “What we do, together with our clients, is very significant—we make moments that bring families together, something everyone recognises and values more than ever after the past year. To be able to work alongside my father and ensure that continues long into the future is a huge responsibility and honour that I’m excited to take on.”
As it enters its fifth decade, WhiteWater is focusing firmly on the future, as Geoff Chutter explains: “WhiteWater is a powerhouse in our industry because of our talented people, it is with tremendous pride I see Paul step into the role of president and announce these leadership changes. I know that we have the best team in the industry and together we will continue to deliver the very best products and guest experiences possible, working tirelessly to reward the trust our clients place in us.”