Osborne is entering his sixth year on the Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit and has qualified for the championship three years in a row, earning over $220,000 along the way.
“I’m so excited to represent a company that is located in my hometown with products that I truly believe in,” says Osborne. “AMPD Marine is developing products that improve an angler’s ability to utilize the storage areas in a bass boat. My Bass Cat Cougar has an abundance of storage space. We were able to take that space and create a versatile system to organize my tackle. These storage systems are really a no-brainer and when you see it, you have to have it.”
AMPD Marine was founded in October of 2020 as a division of long-time family-owned East Texas Truck Equipment, Inc. in Longview, Texas. Owner Tracey Davis, along with Design Engineer Bill Terkeurst set out to enhance the tackle storage on Davis’s Skeeter boat. Terkeurst has been laser cutting and creating products for the transportation industry since 1996 and has a background in industrial equipment diagnostics, modification, fabrication and repair that gives him a unique perspective on product development.
After designing and building soft plastics organizers for his boat, he began designing tackle organizers for other Skeeter models.
“I put a few pictures of our product on Facebook and my phone blew up. That’s when I knew we were on to something” Davis says.
With such a positive response, AMPD Marine immediately started to produce and expand its offering of tackle organizers for other brands like Phoenix, Vexus, and now Bass Cat. In the process, and with the help of Sales Director Page Johnson, AMPD Marine has established a dealer network in seven states in the Southeast and is expanding to reach other parts of the country.