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Five top marine industry execs highlight MDCE Leaders Panel

Tuesday, October 29, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Michael Geatz
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Top executives from five of the leading companies in the marine industry will highlight the Industry Leaders Panel at the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo.

Annually one of the most popular sessions at MDCE, this one-of-a-kind panel discussion, will be 2 p.m. November 20 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.

This year’s panelists:

  • Rick Correll, President of Tige Boats
  • Ron Huibers, President of Volvo Penta Americas
  • Jim Lane, President of Chaparral
  • Bill McGill, President/CEO of MarineMax
  • Mark Schwabero, President of Mercury Marine

These industry leaders will discuss the challenges and opportunities they see for the industry in the next year. Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions of the panelists. The discussion will be moderated by Boating Industry editor in chief Jonathan Sweet. To submit questions for the panelists ahead of time, email Sweet at

"I’m thrilled with the caliber of leaders on this year’s panel,” Sweet said. "This will be a great opportunity for dealers to get the answers to their questions from some of the leading executives in the industry.”

MDCE is being held November 17-20 at Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center and is co-produced by the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas and Boating Industry. For more information, visit

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