August 7, 2018

Soundings Trade Only will host a roundtable event during the IBEX show at the Marriott Tampa Waterside followed by a reception.  The roundtable will focus on the future of marine aftermarket, boats and components. It is being sponsored by Mercury Marine and Attwood Corporation.

“From mergers and acquisitions to the sharing economy to the impact of e-commerce, technology, and adjacent markets, the landscape of marine aftermarket is quickly changing,” said Michael Verdon, Editor in Chief of Soundings Trade Only.  “We believe it is the right time to bring together an experienced and diverse panel to discuss where this segment of the market is headed, and IBEX is an ideal place to do so.”

The confirmed panelists include: Ron Japinga, CEO and President of Guitar Center and former Executive Vice President of Merchandising, Planning & Logistics at West Marine, Tom Schuessler, President of Land ‘N’ Sea Distributing, John Giglio, Founder & CEO of Freedom Boat Club, Larry Russo, Sr., Senior Vice President, MarineMax Russo, and Joe Lewis, Owner of the Mt. Dora Boating Center and Chairman of the MRAA and Grow Boating Board of Directors. Additional panelists to be confirmed. 

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