Brunswick reorganizes management for recreational boat group

Two Brunswick Boat Group executives are leaving Brunswick following a reorganization, the company announced Monday.

The departure of Tim Schiek, president of the Recreational Boat Group, is effective immediately. Recreational Boat Group CFO Scott Kent will remain in a transitional role, the company said. Neither position will be filled.

The move is designed to “sharpen visibility to the market and create clearer accountability to drive business performance and deliver growth,” the company said in a statement. Brunswick’s Recreational Boat Group manufactures and markets Bayliner and Sea Ray boats.

Under the new organization, Brad Anderson and Scott Ward will report to Brunswick Boat Group President Huw Bower, and are appointed president and general manager – Sea Ray Sport Boat and Cruisers and president and general manager – Sea Ray Sport Yachts and Yachts, respectively. The two were appointed to vice president roles in the group in January.

“Brad and Scott will continue to operate following their current charters: to continue to build upon momentum in the sport boat and cruiser categories, and to improve performance in our yacht business,” Bower said.

 “The caliber and leadership of this team are well known and the individuals highly regarded in the industry,” Bower said.  “With thanks and gratitude to both Tim and Scott for their years of service and leadership, the Recreational Boat Group is prepared to move forward to meet the challenges and opportunities ahead.”

The new structure, according to Bower, will “deliver sharper focus on the performance of these core brands, drive efficiency across the Recreational Boat Group and further emphasize growth drivers within the Boat Group’s portfolio of 16 brands.”

Schiek has been with Brunswick for more than 20 years, and president of the Recreational Boat Group since 2014. Among other roles he previously served as president of Sea Ray, Bayliner and Harris Kayot. Kent joined Brunswick in 1996 and was named CFO of the boat group in 2006.


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