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Brunswick names new Mercury President

Brunswick Corporation has announced they have promoted
Christopher Drees, to president – Mercury Marine. Drees succeeds John Pfeifer,
who is leaving Brunswick
to pursue opportunities outside the company. Drees will report to Brunswick chief executive
officer David M. Foulkes. The appointment is effective immediately. Drees joined Mercury Marine in 1998, holding a variety of positions withing the company including purchasing, sales and marketing, and as GM of the Mercury propeller business. From 2006-2014, Drees led Mercury’s Attwood operations, as COO and then as president. 

In 2014, Drees was
promoted to vice president – Mercury global operations and In 2018, assumed his
role leading marine parts and accessories. Until a successor is named for Drees’
current position, marine parts and accessories leadership will continue to
report to Drees.

Drees earned a
bachelor’s degree in business management from the University
of WisconsinEau
Claire
, and an MBA from Marquette
University
.