The Aqualung Group and Whites Drywear, owned by Frank White, have come to an agreement whereby Whites Drywear will begin production of drysuits in Saanichton, B.C., commencing October 2nd, 2023.
Whites Drywear is assuming the factory space where Aqualung has operated since 2010, in the building owned by Mr. White. Whites will produce drysuits under its own Whites Drywear brand name and for Aqualung’s brands under contract.
Mr. White and his factory staﬀ have a long history in the industry with combined experience adding up to close to 350 years. With Mr. Whites knowledge of manufacturing, product development and sales he says he looks forward to the coming years doing what he loves most.
“It is great to have the team back together and operate my own factory again. I am proud to say we are the leading edge in the manufacturing of drysuits (we are the oldest continuous running drysuit factory in North America). We are starting oﬀ on a strong footing having been awarded a multi-year contract with the Canadian Military and an ongoing production agreement for the well-established Aqualung brand.” – Frank White
The team is led by Frank White as President, James Griffiths as CEO and Robert Mark as Plant Manager.