FOND DU LAC, Wis. – Two Mercury Marine senior executives with more than two decades each with the company, Jim Hubbard, vice president and chief of staff; and Joseph Pomeroy, general counsel and vice president law, have chosen to retire from the company this summer, the company said in a press release yesterday.
Hubbard has worked for Mercury parent company Brunswick Corporation his entire 36-year career. He joined Brunswick in June 1968, later taking off four years to further his education before working in several Brunswick businesses as a human resources professional and labor attorney. In 1990, he was named vice president of human resources at Mercury’s headquarters in Fond du Lac. He was named chief of staff in 1992.
During his tenure with Mercury, Hubbard’s responsibilities have included human resources, facilities, engineering and services, aviation, environmental compliance, organization and executive development, as well as community and marine industry relations. In the latter role, Hubbard represented Mercury Marine with the National Marine Manufacturers Association and the FishAmerica Foundation, as well as several local groups.
Pomeroy, 57, joined Mercury Marine in 1987 as staff counsel after 11 years in private practice. A Valparaiso University School of Law graduate, he was appointed general counsel and vice president of law for Mercury in 1992. During his tenure, Pomeroy worked on cases such as the IBBI antitrust litigation, numerous acquisitions and joint ventures in the United States and abroad and Mercury’s “dumping” challenge against the Japanese outboard industry.
Todd C. Lemke succeeds Pomeroy as Mercury’s general counsel.
Hubbard’s staff and Lemke will report to Steve Cramer, Mercury vice president and chief financial and administrative officer, and Brunswick’s functional leaders under Brunswick’s operating model.
Lemke joined Mercury Marine in 1991 as a staff attorney following seven years in private practice. He was promoted to assistant general counsel, his current position, in 2004. Lemke has directed a broad range of legal activities for Mercury Marine and has been involved in all aspects of Mercury’s business, including litigation. Lemke received a law degree from John Marshall Law School in Chicago.
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