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Nancy E. Cooper was named non-executive board chair of Brunswick Corporation in November 2020.
As the former executive vice president and chief financial officer of CA Technologies (now a Broadcom company), Ms. Cooper brings financial acumen and technology experience to the Brunswick Board of Directors. Ms. Cooper’s extensive experience as chief financial officer and her other financial leadership roles for several companies, as well as her service on the audit committees of other public companies, assists the Board in several areas including finance, internal control and audit matters.
Ms. Cooper served as the executive vice president and chief financial officer of CA Technologies, Inc. from 2006 to 2011, which was one of the largest independent software corporations in the world. She was also the chief financial officer of IMS Health, Inc., a global information and technology services company, from 2001 to 2006. Presently, she serves as the director of Guardian Life Insurance Company of America and Aptiv PLC. She previously served as director of The Mosaic Company and Teradata Corporation.
David C. Everitt joined the Brunswick Board of Directors in September 2012.
As the former president of Deere & Company’s largest division, Mr. Everitt brings his engineering experience, global expertise, and extensive knowledge of dealer and distribution issues to our Board. He also provides crucial operations, manufacturing and marketing experience.
From 2009 to 2012, Mr. Everitt served as the president, agricultural and turf division—North America, Asia, Australia, Sub-Saharan, and South Africa, and Global Tractor and Turf Products of Deere & Company, the world’s largest manufacturer of agricultural equipment and a major U.S. producer of construction, forestry, and lawn and grounds care equipment.
He also served as president, agricultural division—North America, Australia, Asia, and Global Tractor and Implement Sourcing from 2006 to 2009. From 2001 to 2006 he was president, agricultural division—Europe, Africa, South America, and Global Harvesting Equipment Sourcing.
Presently he serves as a director for Allison Transmission Holdings, Inc., Corteva, Inc., and Harsco Corporation, and previously served as director of Nutrien Ltd. and Agrium Inc.
Reginald Fils-Aimé, former president and chief operating officer for Nintendo of America, Inc., joined the Brunswick Board of Directors in January 2021.
Mr. Fils-Aimé retired in 2019 following over 15 years at Nintendo of America, Inc., including 13 years as its President and COO. He also served as an executive officer for its parent company Nintendo Co., Ltd. For over 35 years, Mr. Fils-Aimé has transformed companies, revitalized brands and reshaped various industries. In addition to Nintendo, Mr. Fils-Aimé spent time as the Senior Vice President of Marketing for MTV Networks’ VH1 cable channel and held leadership roles at a variety of global companies such as Procter & Gamble and Pizza Hut. Mr. Fils-Aimé graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Economics and Management, and currently serves on the Cornell University Council.
Mr. Fils-Aimé currently serves as chairman of UTA Acquisition Corp. and previously served as director of Game Stop Corporation.
Lauren P. Flaherty joined the Brunswick Board of Directors in December 2018.
As an experienced leader who has served a diverse profile of companies, from globally recognized technology leaders to high-growth Silicon Valley innovators, Ms. Flaherty brings extensive experience and strategic planning skills to Brunswick's Board. Ms. Flaherty's experience assists the Board in several areas including marketing, technology and global operations. She is a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and the Human Resources and Compensation Committee. Ms. Flaherty also served on the Board of Xactly Corp., a market leader in SaaS-based sales performance software from March 2016 to August 2017.
From 2013 to 2018, Ms. Flaherty served as the executive vice president and chief marketing officer at CA Technologies, a global developer of licensed enterprise software products and services, which was acquired by Broadcom in November 2018. She was the chief marketing officer and executive vice president at Juniper Networks, Inc. from 2009 to 2013 and was the chief marketing officer of Nortel Networks from 2006 to 2009. Prior to her CMO roles, Lauren held various positions of increasing responsibility at IBM from 1980 to 2006. She also served as a senior advisor to McKinsey & Company.
David M. Foulkes was appointed Brunswick's chief executive officer and non-independent director in January 2019.
Mr. Foulkes had served as president – Brunswick marine consumer solutions, as well as retaining his role as Brunswick’s chief technology officer (CTO).
In that most recent position, Mr. Foulkes had responsibility for the Brunswick Boat Group, NAUTIC-ON, Brunswick Marine Services, the Brunswick i-JET Innovation Lab at the University of Illinois Research Park, and Brunswick's Advanced Design Methods.
Mr. Foulkes joined Brunswick in 2007 and for ten years he 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, Mr. 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’s CTO, Mr. Foulkes has overseen the launch of NAUTIC-ON and Brunswick's i-JET 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, Mr. 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.
Joseph W. McClanathan joined the Brunswick Board of Directors in July 2018.
As the former president and chief executive officer of a global leader in power solutions, Mr. McClanathan brings extensive expertise in manufacturing, sales and marketing, and international business operations to our Board. Mr. McClanathan also provides a unique insight into consumer solutions and will assist management and the Board with his significant experience with financial issues, human resources, executive compensation and strategic planning.
From 2004 to 2012, Mr. McClanathan served as president and chief executive officer for Household Products Division of Energizer Holdings, Inc., a leading manufacturer of primary batteries, portable flashlights, and lanterns.
From 1999 to 2004, he was president of North America, Energizer Holdings. He previously served in various leadership roles at Ralston Purina, prior to the Energizer spinoff, including vice president - chief technology officer of Eveready Battery Company, vice president - general manager of Energizer Power Systems, and director - trade marketing of Eveready Battery Company. He currently serves as a director for Leggett and Platt.
David V. Singer joined the Brunswick Board of Directors in December 2013.
As the former chief executive officer of a maker and global marketer of snack foods and through his director and public company audit committee roles, Mr. Singer brings extensive management and financial experience to our Board, as well as experience in the supply chain, manufacturing, logistics and distribution matters. Mr. Singer’s experience in corporate finance, governance and acquisitions is beneficial to the Board in several areas including oversight of external auditors and internal controls.
From 2010 to 2013, Mr. Singer served as chief executive officer of Snyder’s-Lance, Inc., a leading snack food company. He was president and chief executive officer of Lance, Inc. from 2005 to 2010 and held the titles of executive vice president and chief financial officer of Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated from 2001 to 2005. Presently, Mr. Singer is a director at SPX Flow, Inc. and Performance Food Group Company, and he previously served as a director of Flowers Foods, Inc., Hanesbrands, Inc., Lance, Inc. and Snyder’s-Lance, Inc.
J. Steven Whisler joined the Brunswick Board of Directors in October 2007.
As the former chairman and chief executive officer of a mining and manufacturing company with operations on several continents, Mr. Whisler has extensive experience with international business operations and regulatory compliance matters. Additionally, Mr. Whisler’s background enables him to provide strategic advice and guidance to our Company’s management and Board regarding finances, human resources and risk oversight matters.
From 2000 to 2007, Mr. Whisler served as chairman and chief executive officer of Phelps Dodge Corporation, a mining and manufacturing company. He was employed by Phelps Dodge Corporation and served in several positions since 1976, including president and chief operating officer. Mr. Whisler is a director of CSX Corporation. Previously, he served as a director of Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation, U.S. Airways Group, Inc. and International Paper.
Roger J. Wood joined the Brunswick Board of Directors in October 2012.
As the former co-chief executive officer of one of the world’s largest designers, manufacturers and marketers of ride performance and clean air products and systems, in addition to his previous experience, Mr. Wood brings substantial expertise regarding manufacturing, technology and customer solutions to Brunswick’s Board. Mr. Wood’s experience at Tenneco, Dana Holding Corporation and another Tier-1 automotive supplier, provide unique insight and significant knowledge to the Board in the areas of manufacturing operations, business management, global operations and strategic planning.
From July 2018 to January 2020, Mr. Wood served as co-chief executive officer of Tenneco Inc. From February to July 2018, he was chairman and chief executive officer of Fallbrook Technologies Inc., a privately held technology developer and manufacturer.
He served as president and chief executive officer of Dana Holding Corporation, a world leader in the supply of axles, driveshafts, off-highway transmissions, sealing, thermal-management products, and genuine service parts from 2011 to 2015.
From 2010 to 2011, Mr. Wood was the group president of BorgWarner, Inc., a worldwide automotive industry components and parts supplier. He was also the executive vice president of BorgWarner Inc. from 2009 to 2011 and president of BorgWarner Turbo Systems Inc. and BorgWarner Emissions Systems Inc. from 2005 to 2009. Presently, he is a director of Fallbrook Technologies. Previously, he served as a director of Tenneco Inc.
MaryAnn Wright, former group vice president of Global Engineering & Product Development, Power Solutions at Johnson Controls International, joined the Brunswick Board of Directors in June 2021.
Ms. Wright is a successful executive with more than 30 years’ experience building high-performing teams and delivering outstanding results. She spent the first 18 years of her career at Ford Motor Company, where she held roles of increasing responsibility in finance, program management, engineering, product launch and assembly plant leadership, and as the director of Sustainable Mobility Technologies. She was also the chief engineer of the Ford Escape Hybrid, the industry’s first hybrid-electric SUV and the North American International Auto Show “2005 Truck of the Year.” Ms. Wright also led the launch of Ford’s first hydrogen-powered fuel cell fleet program.
Ms. Wright earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics and international business and a Master of Science in engineering at the University of Michigan. She earned her Master of Business Administration in finance from Wayne State University.
Ms. Wright serves as an independent director for Group1 Automotive Inc. (GPI), where she is also chair of the Governance and Corporate Responsibility committee and a member of the Compensation and Human Resources, and Finance and Risk Management committees. She is also an independent director for Micron Technology (NASDAQ: MU) and serves as chair of its Governance and Sustainability committee and on the Compensation committee. Ms. Wright also previously served on the board for Delphi Technologies and Maxim Integrated.