Mercury streamlines its organizational structure

LAKE FOREST, Ill. – Mercury Marine is adopting a new organizational structure designed to better align and streamline Mercury’s business units, Brunswick Corp. (NYSE: BC) reported in a statement yesterday. This news comes only a few days after former Mercury Marine President Pat Mackey’s retirement went into effect on March 1.

Kevin S. Grodzki, president – MerCruiser, will now add Mercury Racing and MotoTron, to his current responsibilities for sterndrive, inboards, Teignbridge Propellers and Cummins MerCruiser Diesel. Mark D. Schwabero, president – Mercury Outboards, will now head up Mercury Focused Businesses, service and parts, and research and development, in addition to his current outboard responsibilities. Both Grodzki, 52, and Schwabero, 55, are vice presidents of Brunswick Corp., and will report directly to Brunswick Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Dustan E. McCoy, according to the company.

“We believe this new structure will not only result in increased efficiency and accountability, but will also ensure that advances in product innovation and quality aimed at better serving our customers will continue,” said McCoy.

Additionally, Stephen M. Cramer, 44, has been named to the newly created position of vice president and chief financial and administrative officer for Mercury Marine, Brunswick reported. Cramer most recently was chief financial officer for Mercury. Cramer will be responsible for all finance functions throughout Mercury as well as human resources, information technology, legal, and strategic planning and business development. Cramer will also report to McCoy.

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