Brunswick names former CFO as new CFO

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Brunswick Corp. has named Peter B. Hamilton, who served as Brunswick’s chief financial officer from 1995 to 2000 before moving into operations, as its new senior vice president and chief financial officer, the company reported in a statement yesterday.

Hamilton takes over from Peter G. Leemputte, who recently resigned to take a position with Bristol-Myers-Squibb. Hamilton's new position takes effect Sept. 15.

Hamilton, 61, was president of Brunswick Bowling & Billiards from 2000 to 2005, president of the Life Fitness Division from 2005 to 2006 and president of the Brunswick Boat Group from 2006 to 2007. He also served as vice chairman of the board of Brunswick from 2000 until his retirement in 2007.

“We are very pleased that Peter has agreed to assume this important role,” Brunswick Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Dustan E. McCoy said. “We could not have found a more capable candidate. His knowledge of Brunswick and experience with all facets of our business make him uniquely qualified to lead our financial team as we continue to implement our strategic restructuring efforts.”

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