Amsterdam | 2018, 13 - 15 November

MEMBERS EXHIBITION COMMITTEE

The METSTRADE Exhibition Committee is the advisoryboard for the METSTRADE Show. Members of the committee are executives fromexhibiting and visiting companies. The committee acts as the voice and trendwatchers of the global leisure marine industry. Established in the show’sinaugural year 1988, many respected industry leaders have been part of thecommittee and have been major contributors to the successes of the METSTRADE Show throughout the years.

Ernie Ellis

Ernie Ellis is President & Principal shareholder of Metalcraft, Inc., corporate owner of Sea-Fire Marine. Ernie has over 25 years of commitment & experience in the marine market specializing in safety oriented products including fire suppression and detection solutions for all type of marine vessels.

Vidar Aasestrand

Vidar Aasestrand has been the CEO of Polyform AS since 2005, and holds 50% of the shares in the company. Prior to this he was Regional Manager for Norway’s leading supplier of piping systems to the shipyards in the offshore supply vessel industry in Norway, Brazil and Romania.

Pascal Cardi

Pascal Cardi spent the large part of his career in the Royal Canin group where he worked in sales and production before becoming its President. In 2000, he bought NVequipment, the European leader in Outdoor Protection, to develop it internationally for the OEM and aftermarket. His goal as a member is to help the members from different countries to share their experiences.

Andrea Razeto

Andrea Razeto, together with other members, represents the third generation leading the company F.lli Razeto and Casareto S.p.A. This family business company operates in the marine industry and shipbuilding since 1920. Currently Mr. Razeto is involved as Chairman and Director of the Marine Consortium Ligurai Produce (12/2008). He is also Vice-President of UCINA, National Union Shipyards and Naval Industries of Italy.

Andreas Tegeler

Andreas Tegeler became the General Manager of Yachticon in 2011. He is responsible for all sales within Germany as well as exporting, strategic planning, product development, quality management, and controlling of legal requirements for chemical products. Before working for Yachticon, Andreas worked as consultant for the US Government. Therefore, he is confident with organizational skill to manage variety of products and markets that Yachticon offers.

Peter Tierney

Peter Tierney became the Chairman and CEO of Lewmar in 2008. Over the past 20 years, he has gained his experience in complex technical service and manufacturing businesses demanding a high degree of customer focus in an international market place. A keen mariner, he has sailed competitively and for pleasure since childhood and accordingly has a detailed and practical understanding of the Lewmar product range in operation.


FORMER MEMBERS EXHIBITION COMMITTEE

Tom Douglas

Tom Douglass

Tom Douglass has worked in the Marine Industry since 1982. He has served on the Board of Directors for the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and the Board of Directors for (AMD), the Accessory Manufacturers Division of the NMMA.

Thomas Stamann

Thomas Stamann

After his studies in mechanical engineering and a few years as a sailor on board of various international cargo ships, he starts to build his own yachts. In 1989, Thomas took his experience with boats and his passion for sailing and founded his mail-order company SVB.

Patrick Gillet

Patrick Gillet

He was International Sales Manager of AMF’s Marine Group, before joining Brunger Export as an employee. He then became a 33% partner in Brunger Export in 1985, and in 2000 became President and sole owner of Brunger Export Inc., where he remains active today.

Hendrik van der Linde

Hendrik van der Linde

Since 1975, Hendrik van der Linde has been heavily involved in starting up Rondal where they were making spars, rigging and deck equipment for super yachts. In 1986 Mr. van der Linde left Rondal and started working for Lewmar Ltd.

Mats Uno Fredrikson

Mats-Uno Fredrikson

Mats-Uno Fredrikson has a degree in marketing economics and joined Seldén Mast AB in 1987 as product manager for Furlex. His main task at that time was to build up the network of authorized Furlex dealers, mainly sailmakers and riggers, and to establish the product internationally. Since 1999 he is the marketing manager and aftermarket sales manager for the Seldén Group.

Peter Dudman

Peter Dudman

After working in the filtration industry for 10 years Peter Dudman moved to the marine sector in 1976 and has been fortunate to work with some of the major companies in the marine leisure industry as Lewmar to Raymarine via Humminbird and Oceanair.

Wilco Veerman

Wilco Veerman

Active on the METSTRADE Exhibition Committee from 1998 to 2003 while serving as Managing Director of marine equipment distributor Lankhorst Taselaar, probably the largest distributor in Europe, representing more than 70 leading industry brands.

Pierre Barbleu

Pierre Barbleu

When he has been a member of the METSTRADE Exhibition Committee, Mr. Barbleu was senior executive vice president of Zodiac, the inflatable boats, semi rigids and life rafts manufacturer. He was also vice president of the FIN (Fédération des Industries Nautiques) in France and has been president of ICOMIA between 2001 and 2003.

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Willem van der Loo

After his career in the Merchant Marine as Navigation officer Mr. van der Loo became active in the Pleasure Marine Industry as Sales and Marketing Manager for several Marine Products (Navigation and Communication). Being an exhibitor at various Consumer and Trade shows he got involved in the Exhibition Industry.

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Nigel Craine

Nigel Craine has worked in the marine industry since 1981 when he worked as a yacht skipper in the charter business. He then moved into yacht sales and finally into electronics where he has worked for the last 20 years. During his time in marine electronics he has spent most of his time in exports, dealing with distributors and OEM yacht builders.