LAKE FOREST, Ill. March 8, 2013 – The Brunswick Boat Group, a unit of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), today announced that Tim Schiek has been named president of the Sea Ray Group effective March 11. He will report to Andy Graves, president – Brunswick Boat Group. Schiek, with Brunswick for the past 18 years, has been president of the Boston Whaler Group since 2010. Joining Schiek at the Sea Ray Group will be Dave O’Connell, who will assume responsibilities as senior vice president global sales for the Sea Ray and Meridian brands. O’Connell most recently was president – Hatteras/CABO and will report to Schiek.
“Tim brings a track record of business growth and success, as well as strong dealer relationships to Sea Ray and Meridian from his recent tenure as president of the Boston Whaler Group,” Graves said. “He is highly regarded for his product development and innovation leadership, his determination to exceed customer expectations, and his passion for boating. Tim’s broad management experience includes leading our Fiberglass Fish businesses, driving growth in our Pontoon businesses, and leading the strategy function for both Mercury and then later in his career, the Boat Group. I am pleased to name such a capable leader to this important role.