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New Aluminum Boat Group president

Andy Thompson has been appointed president of Brunswick Corporation’s Aluminum Boat Group division, effective immediately.

Andy will oversee all commercial and operational aspects of the Aluminum Boat Group division, which includes brands Harris, Crestliner, Lund, Lowe, Thunder Jet and Princecraft. He succeeds Dirk Hyde who will be retiring later this summer after more than 30 years with the company.

Prior to joining Brunswick, Andy was the chief operating officer for REV Fire Group and has decades of executive experience in transformation and growth from various industries including defence, aerospace, medical, industrial automation and automotive.

Andy also brings operational efficiency expertise holding a Six Sigma Black Belt and LEAN Manufacturing Green Belt designations.

Tremendous success

“This is an incredible opportunity to join Brunswick Corporation and work with an exceptional team of leaders and elite portfolio of products,” he said. “I look forward to immersing myself in the company culture, establishing relationships with the dealer network and building on the tremendous success of the Aluminum Boat Group.”

Aine Denari, president, Brunswick Boat Group, added: “We are thrilled to have Andy join Brunswick and lead the Aluminum Boat Group.

“Andy brings a strong experience base in developing, manufacturing, and selling complex mobility solutions, as well as a track record of leadership and delivery. I am confident he will add great value, building on the success of the industry-leading brands within the division and more broadly for Brunswick.”

And she thanked Dirk for his three decades of ‘immeasurable’ leadership at Brunswick and for all his work as an advocate for the marine industry.


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