Pfeifer named president of Mercury Marine

Special to The Freeman

May 9, 2014

John C. Pfeifer
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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 marketplace.”

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.