Changing Places


Peter B. Hamilton has been named senior vice president and chief financial officer at Brunswick Corp., effective Sept. 15.


Hamilton, 61, served as Brunswick's chief financial officer from 1995 to 2000 before moving to operations. He was president of Brunswick Bowling & Billiards from 2000 to 2005, president of the Life Fitness Division from 2005 to 2006, and president of the Brunswick Boat Group from 2006 to 2007.

He also served as Brunswick vice chairman of the board from 2000 to 2007.

"We are very pleased that Peter has agreed to assume this important role," said Brunswick chairman and chief executive officer Dustan E. McCoy, in a statement. "We could not have found a more capable candidate. His knowledge of Brunswick and experience with all facets of our business make him uniquely qualified to lead our financial team as we continue to implement our strategic restructuring efforts."

Hamilton replaces Peter G. Leemputte, who is joining Mead Johnson Nutritionals as its senior vice president and chief financial officer.


Mark Curry has joined shore power products manufacturer Furrion as sales manager of North American operations.


Curry, who will be based in Connecticut, was senior product manager for the Guest family of products until earlier this year, when the company closed its Connecticut manufacturing facility. He spent 14 years at Guest, which is part of the Marinco Recreational Group.

At Furrion, he will be responsible for U.S. and Canadian sales, product line and brand management.


Gander Mountain Company has announced that Mark R. Baker has stepped down as president, chief executive officer and a board member, effective today.

David C. Pratt, Gander Mountain chairman of the board, has been named interim CEO. Baker will remain with the company through Sept. 30.

"Mark Baker came to Gander Mountain to grow the company into the nation's largest retail network of outdoor lifestyle stores,” Pratt said in a statement. “During Mark's tenure, Gander Mountain has grown to 115 stores in 23 states and re-entered the direct business with the acquisition of Overton's and the recent launch of our new e-commerce site and catalog.”

Baker leaves his post at Gander to become president and chief operating officer of the Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, for which he has served as a director since 2004.

The Gander board will immediately begin searching for a new CEO.


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