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STO Innovation Awards committee revealed

Dusty McCoy, former chairman and CEO of Brunswick Corp., and Kevin Osborn, former president of Port Supply/West Marine Pro, have been named as judges for Soundings Trade Only’s Most Innovative Marine Company Awards.

The new type of innovation awards will acknowledge companies using different ways to advance their businesses as well as the marine industry. The awards panel will review a broad range of company initiatives that include innovative materials, new manufacturing processes, fresh marketing approaches, workforce solutions, supply chain, export programs and more.

“We’re honored to have Dusty McCoy and Kevin Osborn join the panel of judges,” said Michael Verdon, editor in chief of Soundings Trade Only. “I’ve been fortunate to have interviewed these leaders for many years and know they will bring insight and an insider’s perspective into how companies go about reinventing themselves. They both understand that it’s not just about what you do or make, but the vision, team effort and innovation that comes with a long-term plan to transform a company.”

Other members of the judging panel include Bill Sisson, Editorial Director of the AIM Media Marine Group, Michael Verdon, Editor in Chief of Soundings Trade Only, and Eric Colby, Senior Editor of Soundings Trade Only. Michele Goldsmith, Publisher, Soundings Trade Only, will serve as an advisor to the panel.

Companies from all over the world are invited to participate in the awards. The awards will focus the period from September 1, 2017 through August 31, 2018. Applications may be submitted here through August 31, 2018. 

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