John C. Pfeifer
FOND DU LAC –
During a change in leadership at Brunswick Corporation and its
engine segment, Mercury Marine, John C. Pfeifer has been named
president of the latter.
Pfeifer had been vice president of global operations for Mercury
Marine. He will replace Mark D. Schwabero as president who has
been elected to the newly created post of president and chief
operating officer of Brunswick Corporation. Schwabero reports to
Dustan E. McCoy, chairman and chief executive officer.
As part of this action and to further facilitate the Brunswick
Corporation’s long-term succession process, Brunswick Boat Group
President Andrew E. Graves will be leaving the company,
according to the announcement.
“An important responsibility of our Board of Directors is to
ensure that we have a deep and robust succession process.
Today's announcement reflects the quality of that process,”
McCoy said in a statement. “John Pfeifer is taking the helm of a
Mercury Marine organization that is strong and vibrant and
building upon the momentum of a number of recent new products
and engine innovations. John has been an integral member of
Mercury's leadership team, helping to fashion an energized
organization that is setting the pace in today's global marine
Pfeifer joined Brunswick in 2006 as president of the Brunswick
Asia Pacific Group, and in 2008 was appointed president of
Brunswick Marine in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa). In
those roles, Pfeifer streamlined the company's global marine
businesses to drive enhanced levels of customer service and
improved overall operating capability.
Headquartered in Lake Forest, Ill., Brunswick Corporation has
several leading consumer brands, including Mercury and Mariner
outboard engines; Mercury MerCruiser sterndrives and inboard
engines; MotorGuide trolling motors; Attwood marine parts and
accessories; and Land 'N' Sea, Kellogg Marine.