Founded in beautiful Vancouver BC in 2010 by a small group of mechanical designers and visual artists, "Digital Igloo Media Studios Inc." began by providing photorealistic product visualization services for the likes of Dell, Samsung, and Caterpillar. In 2013, the themed entertainment industry took note of Igloo’s seamless integration of creative and technical skills, and the company's initial vision of providing “art to part” product development services was realized with the addition of engineering and manufacturing capabilities.
Following this expansion, the company was renamed “Igloo Innovations Inc.” to better describe the overall business. Since then, we’ve enjoyed incredible success bringing new amusement rides and marine technologies – two of our core passions – to reality. By 2016, the team grew large enough to also support our own product development initiative: SeaHawk, an unmanned aerial vehicle that can also submerge and propel itself under water. This led to the spinoff of SeaHawk Robotics Inc. delivering drones for marine applications and continues to attract partnerships with other firms looking to leverage our expertise to help launch their own new technologies.
Having taken the company from a moonlighting effort to a multi-disciplinary firm in only a few years, Jason’s 25+ year track record of pioneering solutions in the marine technology and amusement ride industries provide Igloo with a solid foundation. His keen ability to bridge between technical and creative aspects of product development sets Igloo apart as a service provider. Jason recognizes talent and has recruited individuals with complementary skill sets to form a formidable and effective team focused on taking engineering beyond the purely functional.
Derek Puzzuoli, P.Eng., Head of Engineering
A lifelong innovator with expertise in mechanical engineering, project management, and manufacturing, Derek’s 15+ year career spans marine technology, automotive, and amusement rides. His strong background and fascination with both manned and unmanned vehicle technologies is core to Igloo’s portfolio. Since joining Igloo as in 2013, he has been instrumental in the company’s growth and now leads engineering and business development.
Igloo creates partnerships with purpose, and always strives for significant outcomes. When you work with us, you can expect a collaboration with transparency and consistency.