Brunswick Announces Organizational Changes

Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) today announced several organizational changes aimed at both strengthening its operations outside of the United States, while ensuring the continued integrity and quality of its Hatteras Collection, makers of several leading brands of yachts and sportfishing boats.
Author:
Updated:
Original:

LAKE FOREST, Ill.-- Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) today announced several organizational changes aimed at both strengthening its operations outside of the United States, while ensuring the continued integrity and quality of its Hatteras Collection, makers of several leading brands of yachts and sportfishing boats.

Effective immediately, William Naumann, who retired from Hatteras in 2006, will become chairman of the Hatteras Collection where he will lead efforts to strengthen relations with dealers, customers, and suppliers. In addition, he will also be responsible for government and public affairs, helping maintain a winning attitude with our employee base, and providing valuable advice on personnel, product and strategic issues.

James Meyer, formerly vice president -- product development, supply chain and business integration for the Brunswick Boat Group, will become president -- Hatteras Collection, replacing Keri Theophilus. Both Meyer and Naumann will report to Dustan E. McCoy, Brunswick's chairman and chief executive officer.

Theophilus has accepted a new assignment in Brunswick International, which will be announced shortly. He will report to John Pfeifer, president -- Brunswick Marine in Europe, Middle East and Asia.

"These actions are a testament to the managerial bench strength and resources we have at our disposal at Brunswick, both from within and outside the company," McCoy said. "Jim Meyer has made significant contributions to our efforts to integrate our entire marine product portfolio, streamline our supply chain and improve our product quality. Jim has also been providing great leadership to our Sealine brand in Europe as it develops new models and dealer markets.

"Bill Naumann, meanwhile, has been kind enough to accept our invitation to set aside his retirement and rejoin Brunswick, where his experience and knowledge of Hatteras' unique legacy will be a major asset as we deal with these tough economic times. We are confident that this tandem will continue to lead the brands of the Hatteras collection -- Hatteras, Cabo and Albemarle -- into the future.

"Further, these moves allow us to direct Keri Theophilus' wealth of experience and knowledge in the international business arena as we grow our business outside of the United States," McCoy said.

Meyer, Theophilus and Naumann are all accomplished operating executives. Prior to joining Brunswick in 2006, Meyer most recently had been with Ford Motor Company. Theophilus, who joined Brunswick in 2007, had most recently worked for Samsung Petrochemicals, a joint venture between BP and Samsung based in Seoul, Korea. Naumann, who led Hatteras for nine years, recently had been heading up a number of civic and philanthropic activities in retirement.

About Brunswick

Headquartered in Lake Forest, Ill., Brunswick Corporation endeavors to instill "Genuine Ingenuity"(TM) in all its leading consumer brands, including Mercury and Mariner outboard engines; Mercury MerCruiser sterndrives and inboard engines; MotorGuide trolling motors; Teignbridge propellers; Albemarle, Arvor, Bayliner, Bermuda, Boston Whaler, Cabo Yachts, Crestliner, Cypress Cay, Harris, Hatteras, Kayot, Lowe, Lund, Maxum, Meridian, Ornvik, Princecraft, Quicksilver, Rayglass, Sea Ray, Sealine, Triton, Trophy, Uttern and Valiant boats; Attwood marine parts and accessories; Land 'N' Sea, Kellogg Marine, Diversified Marine and Benrock parts and accessories distributors; IDS dealer management systems; Life Fitness, Hammer Strength and ParaBody fitness equipment; Brunswick bowling centers, equipment and consumer products; Brunswick billiards tables; and Dynamo, Tornado and Valley pool tables, Air Hockey and foosball tables. For more information, visit http://www.brunswick.com.

Related

Keri Theophilus to Join Brunswick as President - Brunswick Middle East Group

LAKE FOREST, Ill., July 25 -- Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) today announced that Keri A. Theophilus will join the company as president - Brunswick Middle East Group, a new operating unit, effective Sept. 1, reporting to Patrick C. Mackey, chief operating officer - marine, and ...read more

George T. Neill Joins Brunswick as Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

AKE FOREST, Ill., Nov. 26 -- Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) today announced that George T. Neill, 41, has joined the company as its vice president and chief marketing officer, reporting to Brunswick Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Dustan E. McCoy. Neill, most recently was ...read more

Chatfield Named Brunswick VP and General Counsel

LAKE FOREST, Ill., July 19 -- Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) announced today that Lloyd C. Chatfield II has been named vice president, general counsel and secretary reporting to Brunswick Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Dustan E. McCoy.Chatfield, 39, joined the company in ...read more

Brunswick Announces Leadership Change at Life Fitness

LAKE FOREST, Ill., April 13, 2010 --Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) announced today that John E. Stransky, president of Life Fitness, has resigned effective immediately. Peter B. Hamilton, Brunswick senior vice president and chief financial officer, will assume Stransky's ...read more

Brunswick Replaces Existing Accounts Receivable Sale Program Under Joint Venture Agreement

LAKE FOREST, Ill., June 4 -- Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) announced today that it and GE Commercial Distribution Finance Corporation (GECDF) have entered into an asset-based loan (ABL) facility, secured by the domestic accounts receivable of Mercury Marine, a division of ...read more

Brunswick Comments on Rating Agency Action

Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) commented today on the announcement by Standard & Poor's Rating Services (S&P) that it had lowered its corporate credit rating on Brunswick from BBB- to BB+. Brunswick issued the following statement:We do not believe today's announcement by S&P ...read more

Brunswick Dealer Advantage Offers Benefits And Services To Life Fitness Dealers

LAKE FOREST, Ill. April 16, 2008 – Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) today announced that it will make Brunswick Dealer Advantage benefits and services available to its Life Fitness dealers in the United States and Canada. Launched in 2007 for Brunswick marine dealers in the ...read more

Brunswick Names Bruce J. Byots Vice President - Investor and Corporate Relations

LAKE FOREST, Ill., Oct. 24 -- Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) announced today that Bruce J. Byots, 50, has been named vice president - corporate and investor relations, reporting to Peter B. Hamilton, senior vice president and chief financial officer. Byots will succeed Kathryn ...read more

Brunswick Names Coleman Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

LAKE FOREST, Ill., May 11 -- Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) today announced it has named Kristin M. Coleman, 40, its vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary. Coleman will assume her duties May 20, and will report to Dustan E. McCoy, Brunswick's chairman and ...read more