Randy Buffon

VP of Planning, Replenishment & Merchandise Operations

Randy Buffon

Randy joined West Marine in April 2019 and is responsible for leading, analyzing, developing, and improving practices for merchandise financial planning, product replenishment, and allocation.

A beer connoisseur, Randy loves almost every style of beer there is. He enjoys seeking out rare and limited craft beers from the United States and beyond. We’re happy to report that he won’t have to go very far as the Santa Cruz County craft brew business is booming; there are even three local gems within minutes of the office. Cheers!

As a child, Randy’s love of the outdoors gave him dreams of becoming a forest ranger. Fortunately for us he chose retail instead. He was most recently the VP of inventory management at Hibbett Sports, Inc. where he worked for eight years overseeing all inventory management functions. He previously worked as a VP at Pamida Stores, Inc. and served in director positions at JoAnn Stores, Inc., PetCo Animal Supplies, Inc. and Sam’s Club.

With expertise in many specialty retail industries including food and warehouse, as well as ecommerce, Randy has driven results by championing change and innovation. He is an accomplished leader who has overseen the implementation of new technology solutions and developed strong teams to drive new strategies. He is excited about the opportunity to lead the merchandise operations team and to use his skills to make a difference at West Marine.

Randy attended Cabrillo College in Aptos and received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from San Jose State University.