Andrew E. Graves Joins Brunswick Boat Group as President - Freshwater Boat Group.KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Brunswick Boat Group, a unit of Brunswick Corporation The Brunswick Corporation NYSE: BC, formerly known as the Brunswick-Balke-Collender Company, is a United States-based corporation that has been involved in manufacturing a wide variety of products since 1845. It had 2006 sales of US$5. , announced today that Andrew E. Graves has joined the company as president of the Freshwater Boat Group. In his new capacity, Graves will oversee the operations of the Crestliner, HarrisKayot, Lowe, Lund, Princecraft and Triton brands, with the presidents of those respective brands reporting to him. Graves will report to Dustan E. McCoy, president of the Brunswick Boat Group.
Most recently, Graves was president of the Dresser Flow Solutions business of Dresser, Inc., a leading maker of valves and control solutions for the oil and gas industry. In that position, he was responsible for four operating groups with a combined $1 billion in annual sales. From 2001 to 2003, Graves was president and chief operating officer Chief Operating Officer (COO)
The officer of a firm responsible for day-to-day management, usually the president or an executive vice-president. for Federal Signal Corporation, a $1.1 billion manufacturer of safety, signaling and communications equipment. Prior to 2001, Graves had held positions of increasing responsibility with CNH Global, N.V., FMC See fixed mobile convergence. Corporation and US Steel.
"We are extremely pleased to welcome an executive of Andy's caliber to the Brunswick Boat Group," McCoy said. "He brings with him a demonstrated record of success that will help further strengthen our operations to better serve our dealers and customers."
Graves holds a bachelor's of science degree in metallurgical engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
Brunswick Boat Group
Based in Knoxville, Tenn., the Brunswick Boat Group is the largest maker of pleasure boats in the world, with 2004 net sales Net Sales
The amount a seller receives from the buyer after costs associated with the sale are deducted.
This amount is calculated by subtracting the following items from gross sales: merchandise returned for credit, allowances for damaged or missing goods, freight of $2.3 billion. The Boat Group makes Albemarle, Baja, Bayliner, Boston Whaler, Crestliner, HarrisKayot, Hatteras, Lowe, Lund, Maxum, Meridian, Palmetto, Princecraft, Sea Boss, Sea Pro, Sea Ray, Sealine, Triton and Trophy boats; Attwood marine parts and accessories; and Land 'N' Sea and Kellogg Marine parts and accessories distributor.
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