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Welcome to Brunswick Corporation’s Investor Day 2022. The event, hosted virtually by Brunswick’s senior leadership team, details the tremendous advancements we have made powering up our Next Wave strategy, building on our foundation as the largest and most innovative technology company in the marine industry.

Throughout these updates from our leaders, you’ll learn more about what we achieved in 2021, the latest investments toward our industry-leading Autonomy, Connectivity, Electrification and Shared Access (ACES) strategy, and our opportunity for sustained future growth and strong financial performance in 2022 – working toward achieving revenues of $10 billion by 2025.

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Speakers & Presentations

David M. Foulkes

David M. Foulkes

Chief Executive Officer and Director

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.

Finance

Finance

Ryan M. Gwillim

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Ryan M. Gwillim

Ryan M. Gwillim

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Ryan M. Gwillim serves as executive vice president and chief financial officer, a position he has held since June 2020. He most recently was vice president – finance and treasurer, assuming those duties in June 2019. He is responsible for treasury, mergers and acquisitions, and investor relations. Since September 2017, Mr. Gwillim had been vice president – investor relations.

Mr. Gwillim joined Brunswick’s legal team as corporate counsel in 2011 and became assistant general counsel – corporate and securities, where he was responsible for the Company’s SEC compliance and financial reporting processes, a year later. He was named associate general counsel - international in 2015.

Mr. Gwillim, who is also a certified public accountant, attended the University of Illinois, where he received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting as well as his law degree. Before joining Brunswick, Mr. Gwillim was with Baker & McKenzie in Chicago as an associate in their corporate and securities practice group.

Consumer Insights

Consumer Insights

Lauren E. Beckstedt

Vice President – Chief Marketing Officer

Lauren E. Beckstedt

Lauren E. Beckstedt

Vice President – Chief Marketing Officer

Lauren E. Beckstedt was named vice president - chief marketing officer for Brunswick Corporation in September 2021, overseeing marketing efforts across the Company’s portfolio of global brands.

Ms. Beckstedt is most notably recognized for her leadership in digital transformation across a portfolio of 50+ brands, with experience in B2B, B2C and dual-distribution models. She also transformed the Company’s marketing operating model and organizational structure to deliver stronger brand discipline and establish new capabilities in consumer insights, digital product management and marketing analytics.

Ms. Beckstedt joined the Company in 2010 through the former Brunswick division Life Fitness, where she served in several roles of increasing responsibility, including director of marketing and strategy. She later held internal roles within the Company’s talent management and employment brand functions before moving into chief marketing officer roles across Brunswick’s consumer brands and enterprise services.

Ms. Beckstedt holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Iowa and a Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. In 2021, she was recognized by Boating Industry Magazine as a “Top 40 Under 40” award recipient and also earned the publication’s “Women Making Waves” award.

Propulsion

Propulsion

Chris D. Drees

Executive Vice President and President, Mercury Marine

Chris D. Drees

Chris D. Drees

Executive Vice President and President, Mercury Marine

Chris D. Drees serves as executive vice president and president of Mercury Marine, based in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, a position he has held since April 2019. He most recently was president of marine parts and accessories, having assumed that role in 2018.

Mr. Drees joined Mercury Marine in 1998, and during his first eight years held a variety of positions within the Company, including roles in purchasing, sales and marketing, and as general manager of the Mercury propeller business. From 2006 through 2014, Mr. Drees led Mercury’s Attwood operations, first as the chief operating officer and then as president. In 2014, Mr. Drees was promoted to vice president - Mercury global operations, before moving to marine parts and accessories four years later.

Mr. Drees earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and a Master of Business Administration from Marquette University. Mr. Drees is currently a member of the Board of Directors for the National Marine Manufacturers Association, Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, the National Exchange Bank and Trust, and Keller, Inc.

Parts & Accessories

Parts & Accessories

Chris D. Drees

Executive Vice President and President, Mercury Marine

Brett A. Dibkey

Executive Vice President and President, Navico Group

Chris D. Drees

Chris D. Drees

Executive Vice President and President, Mercury Marine

Chris D. Drees serves as executive vice president and president of Mercury Marine, based in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, a position he has held since April 2019. He most recently was president of marine parts and accessories, having assumed that role in 2018.

Mr. Drees joined Mercury Marine in 1998, and during his first eight years held a variety of positions within the Company, including roles in purchasing, sales and marketing, and as general manager of the Mercury propeller business. From 2006 through 2014, Mr. Drees led Mercury’s Attwood operations, first as the chief operating officer and then as president. In 2014, Mr. Drees was promoted to vice president - Mercury global operations, before moving to marine parts and accessories four years later.

Mr. Drees earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and a Master of Business Administration from Marquette University. Mr. Drees is currently a member of the Board of Directors for the National Marine Manufacturers Association, Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, the National Exchange Bank and Trust, and Keller, Inc.

Brett A. Dibkey

Brett A. Dibkey

Executive Vice President and President, Navico Group

Brett A. Dibkey serves as executive vice president and president of the Navico Group, a position he has held since January 2020.

Mr. Dibkey joined Brunswick following 12 years at Whirlpool Corporation where he was most recently vice president and general manager, Business Units, Brand Marketing, eCommerce and IoT. At Whirlpool, he had business responsibility for the company’s parts and accessories business along with full P&L responsibilities for a portfolio of strategic, high-growth businesses. In addition, he served as the head of brand marketing across the company’s brand portfolio. Prior to his career at Whirlpool, he worked in a variety of business development and strategic planning roles for Pfizer and Crowe Horwath, LLP.

Mr. Dibkey graduated from Butler University with a degree in finance and accounting and earned his Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

Boat Group

Boat Group

Aine L. Denari

Executive Vice President and President, Brunswick Boat Group

Aine L. Denari

Aine L. Denari

Executive Vice President and President, Brunswick Boat Group

Aine L. Denari serves as executive vice president and president of the Brunswick Boat Group, a position she has held since October 2020.

Ms. Denari joined Brunswick after spending 20 years in a variety of executive positions within the automotive industry, and in leadership positions at major global consulting firms. Since 2014, Ms. Denari has worked at ZF AG, most recently as the senior vice president of ZF’s Advanced Driver Assistance Systems business, a $1B+ segment within Global Electronics. In her current role, she is responsible for the largest boat portfolio in the recreational marine industry with many of the leading U.S. and international brands.

Ms. Denari has a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, a master’s degree in engineering management from the University of Detroit Mercy and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University. In addition, Ms. Denari has a bachelor's degree from University College in Dublin, Ireland.

Business Acceleration

Business Acceleration

Brenna D. Preisser

Executive Vice President and President, Business Acceleration and Chief Strategy Officer

Brenna D. Preisser

Brenna D. Preisser

Executive Vice President and President, Business Acceleration and Chief Strategy Officer

Brenna D. Preisser serves as executive vice president, chief strategy officer and president of Business Acceleration, a position she has held since January 2019. Ms. Preisser led the planned succession for her role as chief people officer in December 2021 to fully assume her current role.

Ms. Preisser now leads a division of Brunswick expanding marine participation through boater services and shared access models. The portfolio of businesses includes Freedom Boat Club - the largest national boat club operation in the industry, financial services, and several new business ventures in the early stage of commercialization such as Boateka – a direct-to-consumer pre-owned boat refurbishment and sales business. In her capacity as strategy officer, she leads business transformation and is responsible for innovation assets, such as a joint venture with TechNexus, and advanced design methodologies for new business models.

Since joining the company in 2004, Ms. Preisser has been in charge of reforming company culture and evolving the business operating model. She was elected Brunswick’s vice president and chief human resources officer effective March 31, 2016 through Dec. 7, 2021. During this time Ms. Preisser contributed to Brunswick being named to the Forbes list of best mid-sized and large-sized places to work, as well as the Forbes list of America’s Best Employers for Women. 

Ms. Preisser has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Ohio University in Athens, and a Master of Business Administration from Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio. 

2022 BRUNSWICK CORPORATION INVESTOR DAY

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11a.m. - 12p.m. CDT on March 17, 2022

Dial-in: 877-900-9524 / 412-902-0029

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