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IBEX 2019: Live from IBEX

Michael Verdon (right) interviews Scott Deal, founder of Maverick Boat Group

Michael Verdon (right) interviews Scott Deal, founder of Maverick Boat Group

Trade Only Today will present another series of livestream interviews with marine industry leaders during the final day of the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference.

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

  • Bill Yeargin, CEO of Correct Craft
  • Capt. Todd Sims, director of project sales, Torqeedo
  • Scott Clack, vice president of business development, Indmar Products
  • Scott Deal, founder of Maverick Boat Group
  • Chris Drees, president of Mercury Marine
  • Peter Kjellberg, chief marketing officer of Dometic
  • Tom Schuessler, president of Power Products
  • Carl Blackwell, NMMA chief marketing officer and president of Discover Boating
  • Ben Speciale, president of Yamaha Marine Business Unit U.S., and Martin Peters, senior manager of government relations
  • Nona Pedersen, general manager, and Chris Baird CEO, Propspeed
  • Udo Kleinitz, secretary general of the International Council of Marine Industry Associations
  • Alastair Crawford, founder and CEO of Boat Fix
  • David Dunn, director of marine sales, Garmin

The interviews from Tuesday and Wednesday are archived here.

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



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