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LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) announced that Peter B. Hamilton has been named president – Brunswick Boat Group, reporting to Dustan E. McCoy, Brunswick chairman and chief executive officer.
Hamilton replaces McCoy, who was elected chairman and chief executive officer in December 2005. Most recently, Hamilton, 59, was president of Brunswick’s Life Fitness Division, having assumed that responsibility in February 2005. He continues to serve as vice chairman of Brunswick Corporation. Previously, he had served as president – Brunswick Bowling & Billiards since 2000. Prior positions held by Hamilton at Brunswick are executive vice president and chief financial officer from 1998 to 2000, and senior vice president and chief financial officer from 1995 to 1998. Prior to joining Brunswick in 1995, he was vice president and chief financial officer of Cummins, Inc. from 1988 to 1995. Hamilton received his bachelor of arts degree from Princeton University and his law degree from Yale Law School.
“Peter has a broad range of operating management and corporate experience, which will serve him well as he takes over the Brunswick Boat Group, the company’s largest division,” said McCoy. “Under his leadership, both our Life Fitness Division and Brunswick Bowling and Billiards Division have improved their financial performance and operating margins. The Boat Group will benefit from Peter’s insights and leadership.”
Stransky to head Life Fitness
John E. Stransky, currently president – Brunswick Bowling & Billiards, has been named president – Life Fitness Division, succeeding Hamilton.
Stransky, 54, assumed his current position in 2005, after leading the resurgence of Brunswick Billiards, where he had been president since 1998. “During his seven years at Billiards, John oversaw a very successful and comprehensive re-branding effort, which made the Brunswick legacy come alive, while attracting customers with exciting new products and traditional craftsmanship,” McCoy said. “John’s energy and vision will be valuable assets as he takes over his new role.”
Stransky joined Brunswick in 1981 as product manager for pins, finishes and supplies in Brunswick Bowling. During the next 17 years, he held various positions of increasing responsibility with the Bowling division, including vice president of capital equipment sales from 1993 through 1996 and vice president of the electronics unit from 1996 to 1998. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas and his MBA from the University of Arizona.