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Brunswick Corp (BC.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Manuel Fernandez

72 2019 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Brenna Preisser

41 2018 President - Business Acceleration and Chief Human Resource Officer

David Foulkes

57 2019 Chief Executive Officer

William Metzger

57 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Christopher Drees

2019 President – Mercury Marine

Ryan Gwillim

2019 Vice President - Finance, Treasurer

Christopher Dekker

50 2014 Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Randall Altman

2019 Vice President, Controller

Huw Bower

44 2016 Vice President, President - Brunswick Boat Group

Alexander Marchetti

2019 Senior Director - Investor Relations

Nancy Cooper

65 2013 Independent Director

David Everitt

66 2012 Independent Director

Lauren Flaherty

61 2018 Independent Director

Joseph McClanathan

66 2018 Independent Director

David Singer

63 2013 Independent Director

Jane Warner

72 2015 Independent Director

J. Steven Whisler

64 2007 Independent Director

Roger Wood

56 2012 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Manuel Fernandez

Mr. Manuel A. Fernandez is the Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. He served as a Lead Independent Director of the Company. He served as a Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of a leading technology company and the Managing Director of a venture capital partnership, Mr. Fernandez brings significant experience and knowledge to our Board regarding strategic planning, innovation, technology, acquisitions, corporate governance, distribution, operations, and human resources. Mr. Fernandez’s extensive experience in a variety of businesses with strong commercial product offerings, including three technology companies, allows him to provide invaluable advice and guidance to our Company’s management and Board. Retired; Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President of Gartner Group, a technology research and advisory firm, 1991 to 1999; Executive Chairman of Sysco Corporation, a marketer and distributor of foodservice products, 2012 to 2013; Non-Executive Chairman of Sysco Corporation, 2009 to 2012; Managing Director, SI Ventures, LLC, a venture capital partnership, from 1998 to present. Previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer at Dataquest, Inc., Gavilan Computer Corporation, and Zilog Incorporated. Director of SI Ventures, LLC, Leggett and Platt Incorporated, and Performance Food Group; previously served as Chairman of the University of Florida Board of Trustees, Chairman Emeritus of Gartner, Inc., Director of Flowers Foods, Inc., Stanley Black & Decker, Inc., Tibco Software, Inc., and Time Inc.

Brenna Preisser

Ms. Brenna Preisser is the President - Business Acceleration and Chief Human Resource Officer of the Company, Effective January 01, 2019. she was Vice President of the Company. was named Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of Brunswick in March 2016. Previously, Ms. Preisser served as Senior Director – Human Resources for Brunswick from 2015 to 2016 and as Vice President – Human Resources for Life Fitness from 2013 to 2015. Ms. Preisser held a number of positions of increasing responsibility since she began her employment with Brunswick in 2004.

David Foulkes

Mr. David M. Foulkes is the Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He served as Chief Technology Officer and President, Brunswick Marine Consumer Solutions, 2018 to 2019; Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Brunswick Corporation, 2014 to 2018; Vice President of Product Development and Engineering, Mercury Marine, 2010 to 2018; Vice President of Mercury Racing, 2012 to 2018; Mercury Marine Vice President for Research and Development, 2007 to 2010. Previously served in various senior roles with Ford Motor Company, Shell Exploration, and the United Kingdom Ministry of Defense.

William Metzger

Mr. William L. Metzger is the Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of the Company. He was named Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Brunswick in March 2013. Previously, he served as Vice President and Treasurer of Brunswick from 2001 to 2013 and in a number of positions of increasing responsibility since his employment with Brunswick began in 1987.

Christopher Drees

Mr. Christopher Drees is President – Mercury Marine of the company. Drees joined Mercury Marine in 1998, and during his first eight years held a variety of positions within the Company, including roles in purchasing, sales and marketing, and as general manager of the Mercury propeller business. From 2006 through 2014, Drees led Mercury's Attwood operations, first as chief operating officer and then as president. In 2014, Drees was promoted to vice president – Mercury global operations, and during his tenure in the role Mercury made great strides in increasing the productivity and efficiency of its propulsion operations, according to Foulkes. In 2018, Drees assumed his role leading marine parts and accessories, where he was responsible for the integration of Power Products, Brunswick's largest acquisition ever, into the P&A portfolio. Drees' successor in his P&A role will be the subject of a later announcement. Until that time, marine parts and accessories leadership will continue to report to Drees. Drees earned a bachelor's degree in business management from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, and an MBA from Marquette University.

Ryan Gwillim

Mr. Ryan M. Gwillim is Vice President - Finance, Treasurer of the Company. Gwillim was named to his current position in September 2017, where he has been responsible for Brunswick's global investor relations efforts. He joined Brunswick's legal team as corporate counsel in 2011, and a year later became assistant general counsel – corporate and securities, where he was responsible for the Company's SEC compliance and financial reporting processes. He was named associate general counsel - international in 2015.

Christopher Dekker

Mr. Christopher Dekker is the Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of the Company. He was named Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Brunswick in October 2014. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Dekker served as Brunswick's Associate General Counsel, with responsibilities for litigation, employment, and compliance matters, from 2010 to 2014.

Randall Altman

Mr. Randall S. Altman has been appointed Vice President, Controller of the Company effective June 3, 2019. Before becoming treasurer, Altman had been vice president and chief financial officer of Brunswick's former Bowling & Billiards operations, a position he had held since 2006. Altman joined Brunswick in 2003 as senior manager - finance, and later that year was promoted to director of that function. He is a certified public accountant and has both his bachelor of arts in accounting and his MBA from Michigan State University.

Huw Bower

Mr. Huw S. Bower serves as President, Vice President-Brunswick Boat Group of the company, He was named Vice President and President - Brunswick Boat Group in April 2016. Previously, he served as President - Boston Whaler Group from 2013 to 2016, as President - Lowe Boats from 2010 to 2013, and in positions of increasing responsibility since he started with Brunswick in 2006.

Alexander Marchetti

Mr. Alexander F. Marchetti is Senior Director - Investor Relations of the company. Marchetti joined the Company in 2006 as director and controller of Life Fitness, a division of Brunswick. In July 2015, Marchetti joined Brunswick's corporate finance group as assistant corporate controller, where among other duties, he was responsible for all quarterly financial reporting to support the earnings release and conference call materials as well as the preparation of SEC financial filings.

Nancy Cooper

Ms. Nancy E. Cooper is an Independent Director of the Company. She is a Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of CA Technologies, Ms. Cooper brings financial acumen and technology experience to our Board. Ms. Cooper’s extensive experience as a Chief Financial Officer and her other financial leadership roles for several companies, as well as her service on the audit committees of two other public companies, assists the Board in several areas including finance, internal control, and audit matters. Retired; Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of CA Technologies, Inc., one of the largest independent software corporations in the world, 2006 to 2011; Chief Financial Officer of IMS Health, Inc., a global information and technology services company, 2001 to 2006. Director of The Mosaic Company, Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, and Aptiv PLC; previously served as Director of Teradata Corporation.

David Everitt

Mr. David C. Everitt is an Independent Director of the Company. President of Deere & Company’s largest division, Mr. Everitt brings his engineering experience, global expertise, and extensive knowledge of dealer and distribution issues to our Board. Mr. Everitt also provides crucial operations, manufacturing, and marketing experience. Retired; President, Agricultural and Turf Division—North America, Asia, Australia, and Sub-Saharan and South Africa, and Global Tractor and Turf Products of Deere & Company, the world’s largest manufacturer of agricultural equipment and a major U.S. producer of construction, forestry, and lawn and grounds care equipment, 2009 to 2012; President, Agricultural Division—North America, Australia, Asia and Global Tractor and Implement Sourcing, 2006 to 2009; President, Agricultural Division—Europe, Africa, South America and Global Harvesting Equipment Sourcing, 2001 to 2006. Director of Nutrien Ltd., Allison Transmission Holdings, Inc., and Harsco Corporation; previously served as Director of Agrium Inc.

Lauren Flaherty

Ms. Lauren Patricia Flaherty is an Independent Director of the Company. She is Retired; Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at CA Technologies, a global developer of licensed enterprise software products and services, which was acquired by Broadcom in November 2018, 2013 to 2018; Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President at Juniper Networks, Inc., 2009 to 2013; Chief Marketing Officer of Nortel Networks, 2006 to 2009; various positions of increasing responsibility at IBM, 1980 to 2006. Ms. Flaherty served on the Board of Xactly Corp., a privately-held market leader in SaaS-based sales performance software, from March 2016 to August 2017.

Joseph McClanathan

Mr. Joseph W. McClanathan is an Independent Director of the Company. He most recently was the president and chief executive officer of the Household Products Division at Energizer Holdings, Inc. (ENR), one of the world’s largest manufacturers of primary batteries, portable flashlights and lanterns, from 2004 until he retired in May 2012. Prior to that position, McClanathan served as the President-North America at Energizer Holdings from 1999 to 2004. Prior to the spinoff of Energizer from Ralston Purina, McClanathan served in various roles at Ralston, including vice president - chief technology officer of Eveready Battery Company; vice president - general manager of Energizer Power Systems, and director - trade marketing of Eveready Battery Company. McClanathan graduated from Arizona State University in Tempe with a bachelor’s degree in business management. McClanathan currently serves as a director for Leggett and Platt (NYSE: LEG), a diversified manufacturer, and is a member of its audit committee, compensation committee and nominating and corporate governance committee.

David Singer

Mr. David V. Singer is an Independent Director of the Company. He Chief Executive Officer of a maker and global marketer of snack foods and through his director and public company audit committee roles, Mr. Singer brings extensive management and financial experience to our Board, as well as experience in supply chain, manufacturing, logistics, and distribution matters. Mr. Singer’s experience in corporate finance, governance, and acquisitions is beneficial to the Board in several areas including oversight of external auditors and internal controls. Retired; Chief Executive Officer of Snyder’s-Lance, Inc., a leading snack food company, 2010 to 2013; President and Chief Executive Officer of Lance, Inc., 2005 to 2010; Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated, 2001 to 2005. Director of Flowers Foods, Inc., Hanesbrands, Inc., and SPX Flow, Inc.; previously served as Director of Lance, Inc. and Snyder’s-Lance, Inc.

Jane Warner

Ms. Jane L. Warner is an Independent Director of Company. She has been with almost 40 years of experience in global manufacturing and manufacturing information systems businesses, Ms. Warner has particular appreciation for the challenges facing our operations, distribution network, and customers. Her leadership roles in these diverse companies, along with the financial understanding she has gained through her business unit leadership, assists our Board in working through the issues that confront our global businesses. Retired; Executive Vice President—Decorative Surfaces and Finishing Systems of Illinois Tool Works Inc., a diversified manufacturer of highly engineered components and industrial systems and consumables, 2007 to 2013; Group President of Global Finishing Systems of Illinois Tool Works Inc., 2005 to 2007; President of Plexus Systems, L.L.C. (now known as Plex), an online manufacturing software company, 2004 to 2005; Vice President of Electronic Data Systems, 2000 to 2004; Executive Vice President and President of Kautex North America and Randall divisions for Textron Automotive, 1994 to 1999. Formerly, Ms. Warner held executive positions in manufacturing, engineering, and human resources over a 20-year span at General Motors Corporation. Director of Regal Beloit Corporation and Tenneco Inc.; previously served as Director of MeadWestvaco Corporation.

J. Steven Whisler

Mr. J. Steven Whisler is an Independent Director of the Company. He is a Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of a mining and manufacturing company with operations on several continents, Mr. Whisler has extensive experience with international business operations and regulatory compliance matters. Additionally, Mr. Whisler’s background enables him to provide strategic advice and guidance to our Company’s management and Board regarding financial, human resources, and risk oversight matters. Retired; Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Phelps Dodge Corporation, a mining and manufacturing company, 2000 to 2007; employed by Phelps Dodge Corporation in a number of positions since 1976, including President and Chief Operating Officer. Director of CSX Corporation and International Paper Company (Presiding Director 2009 to 2017). Previously served as Director of Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation and U.S. Airways Group, Inc.

Roger Wood

Mr. Roger J. Wood is an Independent Director of the Company. He is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of an advanced technology company focused on mechanical devices, Mr. Wood brings substantial expertise regarding technology and customer solutions to the Board. Formerly President and Chief Executive Officer of Dana Holding Corporation, Mr. Wood’s experience and work there and at another Tier-1 automotive supplier provide unique insight and significant knowledge to the Board in the areas of manufacturing operations, business management, global operations, and strategic planning. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Fallbrook Technologies Inc., a privately held technology developer and manufacturer, February 2018 to present; President and Chief Executive Officer of Dana Holding Corporation, a world leader in the supply of axles, driveshafts, off-highway transmissions, sealing and thermal-management products, and genuine service parts, 2011 to 2015; Group President, Engine of BorgWarner, Inc., a worldwide automotive industry components and parts supplier, 2010 to 2011; Executive Vice President of BorgWarner Inc., 2009 to 2011; President of BorgWarner Turbo Systems Inc. and BorgWarner Emissions Systems Inc., 2005 to 2009. Director of Tenneco Inc.; previously served as Lead Director of Fallbrook Technologies Inc. and Director of Dana Holding Corporation.