OREANDA-NEWS. September 30, 2016. Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) today announced that five additional employees have been accepted into - or promoted within -- the Company's Technical Career Path curriculum.  The prestigious appointments bring the total to 26 Brunswick product development and engineering (PD&E) employees who are participating in the program.  Joining or advancing within the Technical Career Path since the beginning of 2016, have been the following individuals:

  • Fred Herrington, technical specialist, Naval Architecture (Recreational Boat Group),

  • Jonathan Flesher, technical specialist, Naval Architecture (European Boat Group),

  • Ryan Solberg, technical associate, Electronics Technology and Software (Recreational Boat Group),

  • Chris Misorski, technical advisor, Materials Science (Mercury Marine), and

  • Mike Torgerud, technical specialist, Fuel Systems (Mercury Marine).

Launched in September 2015, Brunswick's Technical Career Path is designed to identify, develop and advance employees with critical technical skills.  The Path operates within the PD&E organizations of Brunswick marine and fitness businesses, in parallel with -- and as an alternative to -- the Company's existing more traditional managerial career path, offering similar progression opportunities through multiple salary grade levels.  It is based on the Technical Specialist Program, which has been operated by Mercury Marine for some time.

However, the Career Path is significantly enhanced and expanded to better meet the needs of all Brunswick companies as well as provide additional opportunities both to embark upon, and to progress within, a career in technical leadership and specialization.  Significant benchmarking of the Technical Career Path programs in industry-leading product companies, such as Ford Motor and John Deere, was completed and the findings integrated to ensure that best-practices were understood and embodied in the Brunswick program.

Throughout Brunswick, in many technical disciplines the Company has talented leaders who are relied upon by colleagues within their respective businesses and, in many cases, within the Corporation as a whole, to advance the application of their technical discipline, drive product innovation and provide technical advice, guidance and problem-solving ability.

"The Technical Career Path Program, believed to be the most comprehensive in the global marine and fitness industries, is designed to first help drive technology and innovation consistent with our strategy to achieve product leadership; but, just as importantly, will help attract, develop, motivate and retain the talent that is so important to supporting our aggressive growth strategy moving forward," explained David Foulkes, Brunswick's chief technical officer.  "We see it as an important element to our maintaining our competitive advantage."

About Brunswick
Headquartered in Lake Forest, Ill., Brunswick Corporation's  leading consumer brands include Mercury and Mariner outboard engines; Mercury MerCruiser sterndrives and inboard engines; MotorGuide trolling motors; Attwood, Garelick and Whale marine parts and accessories; Land 'N' Sea, Kellogg Marine and BLA parts and accessories distributors; Bayliner, Boston Whaler, Brunswick Commercial and Government Products, Crestliner, Cypress Cay, Harris, Lowe, Lund, Meridian, Princecraft, Quicksilver, Rayglass, Sea Ray, Thunder Jet and Uttern; Life Fitness, Hammer Strength, Cybex, Indoor Cycling Group  and SCIFIT fitness equipment; InMovement products and services for productive well-being; and Brunswick billiards tables, accessories and game room furniture. For more information, visit http://www.brunswick.com.