OUR STORY

Canadian Climbing Products

Created in 2017, Lemur Design is a company based in Montreal. From the beginning, highly qualified engineers focus their efforts in the development of high added value products dedicated to the training in climbing.
Our mission consists in offering the best climbing equipments ever to the climbing gyms and the climbers around the world.
Our products are only made in Canada mostly with Canadian components. An excellent quality and a perfect design are our greatest concerns.
We have built a strong partnership with companies whose expertise is internationally recognized as Kilter Climbing Grips for the adjustable walls, or the Quebec company Gorila Fitness, for the fitness products we have developed.

MEET THE TEAM

ABEL CHOUINARD

Chief Executive Officer AND CO-founder

Holder of a Master's degree in Mechanical Manufacturing from École Polytechnique de Montréal, Abel Chouinard is passionate about mechanics and outdoor sports.
After working for 7 years at MDA as the Head of Composite Manufacturing, working on 3 shifts and with a multi-million dollar supply chain, he has decided to put his ideas into action and launch Lemur Design to bring space technology to the climbing world.
Powered by an almost inexhaustible energy, married and father of a toddler, Abel is never far from a jumping in a new adventure. 

JULIEN FRACHON

Chief Technology Officer

After defending a doctoral thesis in 2009 at the École Normale Supérieure de Paris, Julien immigrated to Canada to join MDA as a mechanical analyst.
Accomplished sportsman, first in martial arts, then in long-distance running (think 89-km landmark Comrades Marathon in South Africa!), Julien did not hesitate to join the effort to combine technology and sports.
Powered by his structural expertise and cartesian mind, Julien is responsible for the technology development at Lemur Design.
 

JEAN-MARTIN CYR

Chief Financial Officer, Gym Owner AND CO-founder

Engineer, MBA holder and serial entrepreneur, Jean-Martin has lived a dual life for several years - one as an energetic production manager in the space industry, and the other as a successful climbing gym owner.
He makes sure the team focuses on the real issues lived by gym operators - while, of course, training for long distance running, cross-country ski and wall climbing with his wife and two boys.
Jean-Martin was the ideator of Lemur Design.

CARLO RODINA

Board member and Architect


Renowned architect for more than 15 years, Carlo now has designed several climbing centers and is passionate about bringing innovative ideas to increase gyms' liveliness and convivial atmosphere.




ERICK CHARBONNEAU

Board Member and Gym Owner

Jean-Martin's longtime partner, Erick is currently a program manager at MDA. With Lemur Design, Erick brings his experience in project management and structural analysis.
Erick is a river kayaker at heart - and never misses an opportunity to play outside.

ARTHUR

CEO's son

Fully assumes his role as a climbing wall manufacturer's son - he proudly wears his Lemur t-shirt, and leads the company's R&D efforts on wall textures adapted to clumsy little hands.