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Brunswick Corp. named Andrew E. Graves president of the Brunswick Boat Group.

Graves most recently served as president of US Marine and Outboard Boats for Brunswick and will also now have responsibility for the operations of Sea Ray and Meridian. He will continue to report to Brunswick chairman and CEO Dustan E. McCoy.

"Since joining Brunswick in 2005, Andy has consistently demonstrated his leadership capabilities and foresight in helping to direct the transformation of our boat operations and manufacturing footprint, while skillfully guiding a large portion of our brand portfolio through the most challenging marine market in decades," McCoy said in a statement.

In other news, Brunswick also announced it named Robert J. Parmentier president of the Sea Ray Group, and Terry D. McNew executive vice president of product development and engineering, manufacturing and quality, concentrating on Sea Ray, Bayliner and Meridian.

Parmentier most recently was executive vice president of Sea Ray, overseeing a range of responsibilities, including the Meridian yacht brand, which was integrated into Sea Ray in 2008. Parmentier will retain responsibility for the Meridian brand, as well as assume P&L responsibility for Sea Ray.

McNew most recently was senior vice president of product development and engineering. McNew has spent most of his 20-plus years in the boating industry with Sea Ray, beginning his career at Brunswick's PD&E facility in Merritt Island, Fla. He progressed steadily through several manufacturing roles before assuming the position of Sea Ray vice president of manufacturing in 2001. He left the company in 2004 to become president and CEO of Correct Craft Boats in Orlando, Fla. McNew returned to Brunswick in 2006.

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