Brunswick Announces Leadership Change at Life Fitness

LAKE FOREST, Ill., April 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) announced today that John E. Stransky, president of Life Fitness, has resigned effective immediately. Peter B. Hamilton, Brunswick senior vice president and chief financial officer, will assume Stransky's responsibilities on an interim basis.  Hamilton previously had led Life Fitness in 2005 and 2006.

"Until a permanent successor is named, Peter will be responsible for the Life Fitness business in addition to his responsibilities as chief financial officer.  He will lead a team of very capable managers who have many years of experience in the fitness industry," explained Dustan E. McCoy, chairman and chief executive officer of Brunswick Corporation.  McCoy added that Brunswick will be considering a number of both internal and external candidates to lead its industry-leading fitness business.

McCoy added, "We wish to thank John Stransky for his many contributions to Brunswick over the years in our bowling, billiards, and fitness businesses.  We wish him well in his future endeavors."

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Headquartered in Lake Forest, Ill., Brunswick Corporation endeavors to instill "Genuine Ingenuity"(TM) in all its leading consumer brands, including Mercury and Mariner outboard engines; Mercury MerCruiser sterndrives and inboard engines; MotorGuide trolling motors; Attwood marine parts and accessories; Land 'N' Sea, Kellogg Marine, Diversified Marine and Benrock parts and accessories distributors; Arvor, Bayliner, Bermuda, Boston Whaler, Cabo Yachts, Crestliner, Cypress Cay, Harris, Hatteras, Lowe, Lund, Meridian, Ornvik, Princecraft, Quicksilver, Rayglass, Sea Ray, Sealine, Triton, Trophy, Uttern and Valiant boats; Life Fitness and Hammer Strength fitness equipment; Brunswick bowling centers, equipment and consumer products; Brunswick billiards tables and foosball tables.  For more information, visit

SOURCE Brunswick Corporation