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David M. Foulkes
Vice President, President - Brunswick Marine Consumer Solutions and Chief Technology Officer

In May 2018. David Foulkes was named President - Brunswick Marine Consumer Solutions. Foulkes retains his role as Brunswick Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

In this new position, Foulkes will have responsibility for the Brunswick Boat Group, NAUTIC-ON, Brunswick Marine Services, the Brunswick iJET Innovation Lab at the University of Illinois Research Park and Brunswick's Advanced Design Methods.

Foulkes joined Brunswick in 2007 and for ten years was head of Product Development at Mercury Marine, during which time he led the development of Mercury's line-up of market-leading outboard engines, including the recently introduced V-6 and V-8 outboard engines and advanced vessel controls, as well as the new MerCruiser gasoline and diesel inboard/sterndrive engines.

Since 2012, Foulkes also has had responsibility for Mercury Racing, and for the past five years worked closely with the Mercury Racing leadership team to significantly grow the business and introduce an unprecedented range of new high-performance Racing outboard and sterndrive products.

In his role as Brunswick CTO, Foulkes has overseen the launch of NAUTIC-ON and Brunswick's iJET Innovation Lab at the University of Illinois.  He also championed the effort to form Brunswick's joint-venture with TechNexus to develop a portfolio of investments in start-up companies, and a separate effort to introduce a new Design Thinking initiative to the Company.

Previously, Foulkes had spent 18 years with Ford Motor Company in a series of assignments of progressing responsibilities. He previously had also worked with Shell Exploration and the Ministry of Defense, both in the United Kingdom. He has a bachelor’s degree in aeronautics and a master’s degree in structural and fluid mechanics from Imperial College in London.

In January 2019, Foulkes will succeed Mark Schwabero as Chief Executive Officer of Brunswick Corporation.  In October 2018, Schwabero announced he will retire from the Company.

Foulkes will also replace Schwabero as a member of Brunswick's Board of Directors, effective Jan. 1, 2019, and will serve for the remained of Schwabero's term until the Company's 2021 Annual Meeting of Shareholders.