Amazon executive to join TradeTalks Roundtable at IBEX

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Colin Puckett

Colin Puckett

An executive from Amazon Business joined the panel that will discuss the future of the marine aftermarket at the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference. Colin Puckett, head of seller marketing at Amazon Business, will join other panel members for the TradeTalks Roundtable and Reception at IBEX.

“E-commerce has become a significant factor in the aftermarket sector of the marine business,” said Michael Verdon, editor-in-chief of Soundings Trade Only and moderator of the panel. “We’re pleased to have Colin join the panel and share the perspective of the leading e-commerce company.”

Other panelists include Ron Japinga, CEO and president of Guitar Center and former executive vice president of merchandising, planning and logistics at West Marine; Tom Schuessler, president of Land ‘N’ Sea Distributing; John Giglio, founder and CEO of Freedom Boat Club; Larry Russo Sr., senior vice president, MarineMax Russo; and Joe Lewis, owner of Mount Dora Boating Center and chairman of the MRAA and Grow Boating boards of directors.

The panel will take place on Monday, Oct. 1 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Marriott Tampa Waterside. It will be followed by a reception. The roundtable is sponsored by Mercury Marine and Attwood Corp. Seating is limited. Register for the event here.

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