IBEX 2019: Live from IBEX


Trade Only Today again will present a series of livestream interviews with marine industry leaders at the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference.

Yesterday’s interviews, conducted in a livestream studio at the Soundings Trade Only booth, included:

  • Ken Seipel, CEO of West Marine
  • Thom Dammrich, NMMA president emeritus
  • Eric Fetchko, president of Dometic Marine Americas
  • David Foulkes, Brunswick Corp. CEO
  • Eifrion Evans, Lumishore
  • Ron Huibers, president and CEO of Volvo Penta of the Americas
  • Brenna Preisser, president of business acceleration, Brunswick Corp.
  • Tracy Crocker, president of BRP Marine Group
  • Robert Brown, president of GCM
  • Todd Carroll, president of Gulf Star Marinas
  • Chuck Cashman, chief revenue officer of MarineMax
  • Eric Braitmayer, president and CEO of of IMTRA
  • Steve Langlais, president of Sea Ray Boats
  • Mike Conners, president of Land ‘N’ Sea
  • Jay Povlin, president of NauticStar Boats
  • Huw Bower, president of Brunswick Boat Group
  • Margaret Podlich, executive director of the ABYC Foundation

If you missed yesterday’s live interviews, they are archived here.

Today’s livestream interviews can be seen at TradeOnlyToday.com or Soundings Trade Only’s Facebook page


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