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Erik Bon Fleur  (Photo: BCGP)

BCGP Appoints Bon Fleur as General Manager

its new general manager. In this role, Bon Fleur will be responsible for day-to-day operations and business activities, reporting to Boston Whaler Group President, Nick Stickler.   Prior to joining the BCGP team, Bon Fleur served in various other roles inside BCGP’s parent company, Brunswick Corporation, including continuous improvement manager for Boston Whaler, and most recently director of operations for Thunder Jet, an aluminum boat builder in Washington state. Bon Fleur has been with Brunswick since 2012, when he joined the Company as a process engineer at the previously owned Hatteras

Team BCGP celebrates their safety milestone with an employee gathering last Friday, April 14th.  (Photo: BCGP)

Brunswick Celebrates 10-year Safety Milestone

of Manufacturing and Plant Operations. "The safety and well-being of our employees is paramount as we strive every day to promote safety awareness and eliminate risks."   BCGP was also recently presented the Sustained Safety Performance Award from its parent company - the Brunswick Corporation. This special designation is an acknowledgement of manufacturing facilities with outstanding safety records, where the highest levels of safety performance are consistently achieved over extended periods of time

Marty Bass (Photo: Mercury Marine)

Mercury Marine Appoints Bass to Head EMEA Operations

;effective immediately. Bass, who previously was vice president of Mercury's product category management group based at Mercury headquarters in Fond du Lac, succeeds Mike Shedivy, who has lead EMEA – Mercury Marine since 2013.   Shedivy will join Life Fitness, another unit of Brunswick Corporation, as its vice president - global commercial category management and product development. Bass joined Mercury Marine in 2006 and holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois,  a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the U.S. Naval

Brunswick Promotes Foulkes to Chief Technology Officer

Brunswick Corporation today announced that effective immediately, David M. Foulkes, has been promoted to the new position of chief technology officer, reporting in this additional capacity to Brunswick President and Chief Operating Officer Mark D. Schwabero.  Foulkes also will retain his current responsibilities as vice president - product development, engineering and racing for Mercury Marine, Brunswick's largest operating segment.  In that capacity, Foulkes will continue to report to John C. Pfeifer, President - Mercury Marine. "In this new role, David will work with all of Brunswick

Boston Whaler celebrated major expansion with an  exclusive ribbon-cutting event

Boston Whaler Holds Ribbon Cutting Event

of the 420 Outrage possible: the addition of nearly 60,000 square feet of under-roof manufacturing space. At an event held on site in Edgewater, Boston Whaler President Huw Bower led a ribbon-cutting ceremony beforea crowd of local and state politicians, executives from parent company Brunswick Corporation including President and Chief Operating Officer Mark Schwabero, members of the press and the entire Boston Whaler staff. “We’re here to commemorate the expansion that our facility has undergone, but more than that, we’re here to acknowledge all that it symbolizes,&rdquo

Douglas Natoce (Photo: Marine Jet Power)

Natoce Joins Marine Jet Power

that Douglas Natoce has joined the company as president and regional director responsible for the Americas.  With over 37 years of experience in the commercial watercraft business, Natoce has served in many different areas of the industry, most recently as the International Sales Manager for Brunswick Commercial & Government Products where he was responsible for military sales as well as sales in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Prior to his role with Brunswick, Natoce was with the State of Ohio where he was the Officer in Charge of an agency of 650 state officers  specializing in the

Executive Leadership Changes at Brunswick

Boston Whaler President Nick Stickler has assumed temporary day-to-day leadership at Brunswick Commercial & Government Products (BCGP) following the departure of BCGP General Manager Jennifer Butera and Director of Sales Jeremy Davis.   The company said it is currently evaluating potential candidates for both positions, and plans announce the successors in the coming weeks.

Jeff Hubert (Photo: Brunswick Commercial & Government Products)

Brunswick Promotes Hubert to Sales Director

Brunswick Commercial & Government Products (BCGP) has promoted Jeff Hubert to director of sales, responsible for product development initiatives and worldwide business development.   Hubert joined BCGP in 2016, and has been serving as the company's regional sales manager for the Eastern U.S.   Recently retired as Lt. Colonel of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), Hubert is a graduate of the FBI National Academy with over 30 years of law enforcement experience. Originally from New York, Hubert began his public service career as a lifeguard in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Brian Gifford (Photo: GOST)

Gifford to Lead GOST Sales Team

way up to store and sales manager positions over the course of nine years. During that time, he was responsible for sales, budgeting, and staffing for several locations at the largest marine retailer in the U.S. Gifford then moved into the marine electronics manufacturing segment at Raymarine and then Brunswick New Technologies as a technical support and product support specialist. This technical understanding combined with his retail sales experience lead to his position as regional sales manager for Garmin International in 2006, followed by regional sales manager for Maritime Marketing, LLC in 2008

Philip Gibson (Photo: Marine Jet Power)

Marine Jet Power Names Gibson Americas Sales Director

. (MJP) has hired Philip Gibson as Director of Sales, responsible for sales and business development efforts in North, South and Central America.    Gibson brings to the role more than 30 years’ military maritime experience, having most recently served as a Regional Sales Manager for Brunswick Commercial & Government Products (Boston Whaler). He retired from the U.S. Navy in 2005 with the rank of Master Chief Petty Officer, where he served as a U.S. Navy SEAL and advisor to the international military and police forces for riverine and counter-drug operations. Gibson was awarded the

Jeff Hubert (Photo: BCGP)

Hubert Joins the Brunswick Sales Team

Jeff Hubert has joined the Brunswick Commercial & Government Products (BCGP) sales team as Regional Manager - Eastern U.S.   Hubert comes to BCGP as the recently retired Lt. Colonel of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and has over 30 years of Law Enforcement and experience. Originally from New York, Hubert began his public service career as a Lifeguard in Daytona Beach, Fla. in 1979. Since then he has served in various leadership roles in FWC and was the recipient of several awards, including the Florida Marine

Fairbanks Morse Names Getgen Marketing VP

Power solutions provider Fairbanks Morse announced that Kimberly Getgen has joined the company to spearhead global go-to market strategy and initiatives. As vice president of strategic marketing, Getgen is responsible for defining and executing the company’s corporate marketing strategy across each of Fairbanks Morse’s key vertical marketing segments including marine power and power generation.  Getgen owns go-to-market strategy, marketing communications and product management and reports directly to Marvin Riley, president of Fairbanks Morse and chief operating officer at Enpro.

MV Adonia (Photo: Carnival Corporation)

Cuba Opens Up for Carnival Corp. Brand

Carnival Corp. granted U.S. licenses to operate direct U.S.-to-Cuba travel for the purpose of providing cultural exchange Carnival Corporation & plc said that the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Department of Commerce granted approval for the company to begin travel to Cuba. Carnival Corporation intends to take travelers to Cuba beginning in May 2016 via its newly launched fathom brand – a new social impact travel brand providing purpose-oriented, social impact experiences, initially in the Dominican Republic. Carnival Corporation intends to operate fathom travel itineraries

Carnival Corporation CEO Arnold Donald

Carnival Corp. to Invest $400m in Scrubber Technology

Carnival Corporation CEO Arnold Donald announced that Carnival will significantly extend its installation of exhaust gas cleaning technology, investing $400m in the coming three years to install the technology on 70 ships across its brand, a significant jump from the 32 announced last year.   Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) is the world’s largest cruise company, and Donald stressed that it is the company’s intention to use “communication, collaboration and cooperation” across its 10 brands to both build revenue generation opportunities, to

L-R: Jeff Hubert, Ken Sahibs, John Ratto, Boston Whaler President Nick Stickler, Mike Hertweck, David Adams. (Photo: BCGP)

Brunswick Expanding Its Boat Building Facility

Brunswick Commercial & Government Products (BCGP) has officially broken ground on a facility expansion at the company's Edgewater, Fla. headquarters. The addition includes a new large-boat building with added manufacturing space and other facility improvements. The new 10,500-square-foot facility will be located on the east side of the commercial boats manufacturing campus and will increase the company's manufacturing capacity by 50 percent.     "Today, by breaking ground on the BCGP facility expansion, we are greatly increasing our capabilities," said Boston Whaler

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ExxonMobil's Board Elects Two Vice Presidents

  Exxon Mobil Corporation’s board of directors has elected David S. Rosenthal as vice president and controller and Jeffrey J. Woodbury as vice president of investor relations and secretary, effective Sept. 1. Rosenthal, 58, is currently vice president of investor relations and secretary. He began his career with Exxon in 1979 as a financial analyst at Exxon Chemical Americas in Houston, Texas. After holding a variety of financial and management positions of increasing responsibility in Exxon Chemical Americas and Exxon Company U.S.A., Rosenthal was appointed finance and administration

Independent Director Mr Tony Chew Leong-Chee

Keppel's Independent Director Leong-Chee to retire

  Keppel Corporation Limited (Keppel Corporation) announced that Mr Tony Chew Leong-Chee, Non-Executive and Independent Director, will be retiring from the Board of Directors of Keppel Corporation on 1 May 2015. Mr Chew will concurrently cease to be Chairman of the Nominating Committee and member of the Audit Committee. Dr Lee Boon Yang, Chairman of Keppel Corporation said, "On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Tony for his contributions during his 13 years of distinguished service. The Keppel Group has benefited from his extensive business experience, wisdom and entrepreneurial

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