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METSTRADE Exhibition Committee welcomes two new members

  • 02 June, 2016
  • METSTRADE

Lewmars' Peter Tierney and Andreas Tegeler form Yachticon are joining

Yachticon general manager Andreas Tegeler and Lewmar CEO Peter Tierney have joined the METSTRADE Show Exhibition Committee. This committee is an advisory board made up of executives from both exhibiting and visiting companies, acting as the voice and weathervane of the global leisure marine industry.

Every year in January a member of the METSTRADE Exhibition Committee steps down after serving for between six and eight years, and a new member is welcomed. Many respected industry leaders have sat on this committee over the decades, providing invaluable contributions at key moments during the growth of the exhibition.

Each committee member can be called upon for an advisory and informative role regarding any of the strategic issues which have an impact on the METSTRADE Show. This includes concept & strategy, marketing, reports on industry developments and the appointment of new committee members. All these subjects and more are addressed at the committee meetings, which are held three times a year.

Industry leaders

The two new committee members hail from companies which are recognised leaders in their field. Andreas Tegeler is Yachticon’s general manager for sales. Based in Germany, Yachticon offers innovative products for the care of yachts and caravans. “In a world of fast changing markets, the METSTRADE Show is a crucial combination of tool, platform & marketplace,” comments Tegeler. “As a member of the Exhibition Committee, I will endeavour to contribute to making the show even better – with new ideas to keep the boating market fiercely modern, and with smart responses to future challenges, for instance in online areas.”

Peter Tierney is CEO and chairman of leisure marine equipment supplier Lewmar. He graduated as an engineer, has a master’s degree in business, and has occupied his current role at Lewmar since 2008. Over the past 20 years, Tierney has been a CEO in the oil & gas, aviation and marine engineering sectors, earning his stripes in international marketplaces which demand a high degree of customer focus. A keen yachtsman, he has been involved in leisure and competitive sailing since childhood, giving him a detailed practical understanding of the Lewmar product range in operation. “I am delighted to be involved in the METSTRADE Exhibition Committee. I will endeavour to help the team maintain the show as the industry's leading international B2B event, and keep the Lewmar premium brand prominently associated with it.

Invaluable support

The new members were introduced during the recent Exhibition Committee meeting in Amsterdam. They replace Nigel Craine of Garmin, who is saying goodbye after seven years. “Nigel has provided invaluable advice and support over the years,” RAI Amsterdam maritime domain manager Irene Dros notes. “We were very pleased with his involvement and enthusiasm, and the value he added to the METSTRADE Show. We are pleased that the two new members are of such high calibre, and look forward to working together with Andreas and Peter. The input and contribution of these influential industry frontrunners will be greatly appreciated.”

About the METSTRADE Exhibition Committee

The METSTRADE Exhibition Committee is chaired by RAI Amsterdam’s director of Exhibitions, who is accompanied by the general manager and product manager from the METSTRADE Project team. ICOMIA, the International Council of Marine Industry Associations, has special representation via a permanent seat given to its Secretary General. Another five to six exhibitors represent the equipment manufacturer market, and one member represents visitors from different segments and regions. A guest member may also join the meetings on a yearly basis. New members are appointed and officially invited by RAI Amsterdam, based on the opinions and approval of all committee members.

At present, the Exhibitor Committee consists of the following members:

  • Permanent seat: Udo Kleinitz - ICOMIA
  • Vidar Aasestrand – Polyform
  • Pascal Cardi - NVequipment
  • Ernie Ellis - Sea-Fire Marine
  • Andrea Razeto - F.lli Razeto e Casareto SpA
  • Andreas Tegeler – Yachticon
  • Peter Tierney - Lewmar

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About the METSTRADE Show

The METSTRADE Show is the flagship event of METSTRADE, the world’s leading platform for professionals in the leisure marine equipment industry. The world’s largest trade exhibition of equipment, materials and systems for the international marine leisure industry is organised by RAI Amsterdam in association with of ICOMIA (International Council of Marine Industry Associations). The METSTRADE Show features conferences, events and three dedicated specialist pavilions: the SuperYacht Pavilion, the Marina & Yard Pavilion and the Construction Material Pavilion. METSTRADE 2016 will run from 15 to 17 November in the RAI Amsterdam convention centre.

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For more information, please contact the Brand Marketing Manager: Petra IJmker

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