Brunswick Boat Group names new CFO

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - The Brunswick Boat Group has named W. Scott Kent as vice president and chief financial officer, effective immediately, the company reported in a release this morning.

Kent, 36, will report to Peter B. Hamilton, president of the group.

Most recently director - financial planning and analysis for Brunswick
Corp., Kent succeeds Richard C. Stone, who recently was named president of the BBG's Sea Ray Division. He will be responsible for leading all financial activities at the Boat Group, including finance, accounting, credit and financial information systems.

“Scott is extremely well suited for his new responsibilities,” Hamilton said. “Prior to assuming his latest assignment with Brunswick in 2003, Scott spent two years as Boat Group controller as well as five years before that with Sea Ray, first as its director of accounting and later as controller.

“Most recently, Scott has been responsible for financial analysis, short- and long-range forecasting, and strategic support for Brunswick and its various operating units. This blend of boat business experience and strategic leadership will benefit all of our operations.”

Prior to joining Brunswick in 1996, Kent was a senior accountant with
Price Waterhouse. He is a CPA and earned his bachelor's degree in accounting at Milligan College in Milligan College, Tenn.

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