Brunswick Acceptance Co. names new GM

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Brunswick Acceptance Co. has named Scott L. Danahey general manager, reporting to William Metzger, vice president and treasurer of Brunswick Corp., and Bruce Van Wagoner, president of GE Capital Solutions’ Marine Group, Brunswick Corp. reported in a recent statement.

Brunswick Acceptance, with operations based in Knoxville, Tenn., is a joint venture finance company between Brunswick Corp. and GE. Danahey will be responsible for leading the Brunswick Acceptance risk, sales and relationship management team that is focused on meeting the financing needs of Brunswick’s marine dealers, according to the company. Danahey succeeds Chad Lyon, who accepted another position with GE.

Danahey originally joined GE in 1987 and has held a number of positions of increasing responsibility, most recently serving as managing director, strategic planning at GE Capital Solutions, Commercial Distribution Finance. He has previously worked for Continental Bank, American National Bank, Transamerica Commercial Finance, and led the Marine Group for two years at Deutsche Financial Services.

“Scott’s strong customer focus and broad financial services experience in sales, marketing, strategic planning, structured finance and general management will enable him to bring substantial value to Brunswick’s dealers,” Van Wagoner said. “Scott will be a tremendous addition to Brunswick Acceptance Company.”

Danahey earned a bachelor’s degree from Loyola University of Chicago, and a MBA in Finance and Marketing from the University of Chicago.

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