Brunswick Corporation (NYSE:BC) announced several organizational changes outside of the United States to its Hatteras Collection, makers of several brands of yachts and sportfishing boats.
Effective immediately, William Naumann, who retired from Hatteras in 2006, will become chairman of the Hatteras Collection where he will lead efforts to strengthen relations with dealers, customers, and suppliers. In addition, he will also be responsible for government and public affairs.
James Meyer, formerly vice president -- product development, supply chain and business integration for the Brunswick Boat Group, will become president -- Hatteras Collection, replacing Keri Theophilus. Both Meyer and Naumann will report to Dustan E. McCoy, Brunswick's chairman and chief executive officer.
Theophilus has accepted a new assignment in Brunswick International. He will report to John Pfeifer, president -- Brunswick Marine in Europe, Middle East and Asia.
Prior to joining Brunswick in 2006, Meyer most recently had been with Ford Motor Company. Theophilus, who joined Brunswick in 2007, had most recently worked for Samsung Petrochemicals, a joint venture between BP and Samsung based in Seoul, Korea. Naumann, who led Hatteras for nine years, recently had been heading up a number of civic and philanthropic activities in retirement.