Retail/Wholesale

MICHAEL KASBAR

CHAIRMAN & CEO, WORLD FUEL SERVICES, DORAL

World Fuel Services — one of only three Fortune 100 companies in Florida — acts as an international middleman marketing and financing commercial fuel. It also provides a platform that optimizes energy, logistics and related services for aviation, marine, commercial, industrial and land transportation customers worldwide. “We’re a solutions company,” Kasbar told Maritime Executive magazine. “We’re more than just fuel.”

The COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on the economy has proved challenging for World Fuel. In 2020, the company reported revenue of $20.4 billion, down 45% from the year before. The company acquired Universal Weather and Aviation’s UVair fuel business in 2020 but also sold its multiservice payment solutions business to Corsair Capital.

Kasbar grew up in Brooklyn and at one point aspired to be a baker. He joined the oil industry after graduating from SUNY-Plattsburgh with a degree in environmental sciences. After several years working as a broker, he launched the maritime oil business Trans-Tec with partner Paul Stebbins in 1985. They sold it to World Fuel Services in 1995. Kasbar, an avid motorcycle rider, then worked his way to the top of Miami-based World Fuel, becoming CEO in 2012 and chairman in 2014.

Mohammad Abu-Ghazaleh

Fresh Del Monte Produce

MATT BEALL

BEALL’S INC.

Colin Brown

JM Family Enterprises

Rob Burnette

Badcock Furniture

Brent Burns

JM Family Enterprises

J. Bryan Cooksey III

McCall Service

Thomas Corr

George E. Warren Corp.

Dan Doyle Jr.

DEX Imaging

Lee Evans

Bristol-Myers Squibb

James L. Ferman Jr.

Ferman Automotive

Daniel Gold

Future Energy Solutions

Robert Gordon

FreshPoint

David Gott

Sawgrass Mills

Debbie Harvey

Ron Jon Surf Shop

Agustin Herrán

Sedano’s Supermarket

Oscar Horton

Sun State International

Anthony Hucker

Southeastern Grocers

Rich Hume

TECH DATA

Todd Jones

Publix Super Markets

Michael Kasbar

World Fuel Services

Keith Koenig

City Furniture

DAVID J. LONG

OrangeTheory Fitness

MIKE MAROONE

MAROONE USA

Brett McGill

MarineMax

Irwin Novack

Kane's Furniture

John Peyton

Gate Petroleum

Kim Rivers

Trulieve Cannabis

Byron Russell

Cheney Bros.

Jeffrey Seaman

Rooms to Go

Gerry Smith

Office Depot

Troy Taylor

Coca-Cola Beverages Florida

Terry Taylor

Automotive Management Services

RONALD WANEK

ASHLEY FURNITURE INDUSTRIES