Based in Montréal Canada, Lemur Design was created in 2017.
From the beginning, highly qualified engineers focused their efforts in the development of high quality training and climbing products.
Our mission is to provide the best climbing equipment to gyms and climbers around the world.
Our products are made in Canada with many of the components being produced locally. Excellent quality and impeccable design is our driving force.
We have built strong partnerships with companies who are recognized for their international expertise such as Kilter Grips for the adjustable walls, and Quebec company Gorila Fitness for the fitness products we have developed.


Abel Chouinard

CEO & 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.

Sebastien Duval

Director of Manufacturing

Director of Manufacturing

Jean-Martin Cyr

Chief Financial Officer & 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.
Lemur Design was conceptualized by Jean-Martin.

Carlo Rondina

Board Member & 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 & 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.

Muriel Sarkany

Europe Sales Representative