Date: Friday, October 25th
Time: 8:30 AM — 10:00 AM
Where: Progressive Booth
Chart your Future
Is a marine career in your future? Come find out! Learn about the skills, training and education you need to join a workforce that’s making waves. Get career advice from marine industry professionals and enjoy a fun day exploring the show.
Gavan Hunt, Chris-Craft Boats - Vice President of Sales
A marine industry sales and marketing veteran with over 30 years of experience. In addition to Chris-Craft, Gavan has worked in leadership roles at Cobalt Boats, Chaparral/Robalo Boats and Nautic Global Group.
Capt. Erich Jaeger, Sea Tow Tampa Bay - General Manager
Erich has been in the marine assistance business for 5 years. Before that he was a charter/commercial boat captain/owner.
Capt. Bill Kaupas, Sea School - Instructor
Bill is a licensed USCG Merchant Marine with 10 years in the U.S. Navy and over 40 years in the marine industry. He has operated upon the ocean, coastwise, western rivers, and intracoastal waterways.
Jon Reinke, Outcast Watersports – President
Jon has been President of Outcast Watersports for the past 23 Years. Previous to Outcast Watersports, he was the Owner and Dock Master of Apollo Beach Marina for 3 years. Jon is a Yamaha, Mercury and Suzuki Certified Mechanic.
Kerry Schroeder, Yamaha - Senior District Service Manager
Kerry’s field territory area is northern and central Florida coast to coast. He has had the pleasure of working for Yamaha Motor Corp for almost 19 years, with over 30 years of marine industry experience. Everyday is a different challenge and that’s what makes his job enjoyable.
Capt. Jamie Shaffer, MTC Maritime Training Center
Capt. Jamie Shaffer brings experience on navigating the water. He will be speaking to the requirements and relevant topics on how to get your Captain's License.