Brunswick Corp. CEO to Headline Innovation Summit

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Brunswick_CEO David Folkes

David Foulkes, CEO of Brunswick Corporation, will speak at the Marine Industry Innovation Summit on September 9. The online event will run from 2 - 4 p.m. ET.

Correct Craft launched the Innovation Summit for the marine industry in response to the popularity of its two Culture Summits. The virtual Innovation Summit is free for all attendees, underwritten by Correct Craft.

Foulkes, an industry leader known for his focus on innovation and the creation of the ACES (autonomy, connectivity, electrification and shared access) strategy at Brunswick, will speak on how to implement innovation.

Bill Yeargin, CEO of Correct Craft, said in a statement. “When our team began planning the Marine Industry Innovation Summit, I immediately thought of David. I respect the work David has done over the years and the way he is leading innovation at Brunswick.”

Foulkes joined Brunswick in 2007 and for 10 years was the vice president of product development at Mercury Marine and Mercury Racing. He then served as the chief technology officer and president of Brunswick Marine Consumer Solutions until he was appointed to CEO in 2019. Previously, Foulkes spent 18 years with Ford Motor and in the U.K, worked with Shell Exploration and the Ministry of Defense.

“I am excited about the opportunity to participate in the Innovation Summit and share our vision for smart products inside smart experiences that enhance and democratize boating,” said Foulkes. “Bill and the Correct Craft team have been close partners of our Mercury business for many years and I respect the work he and his team have done to elevate the reputation of the marine industry.”

Yeargin added, “I know David will have great information to share and we are excited to learn together. We all hope this Summit will be a catalyst leading to unprecedented innovation in our industry.”

For more information and to register, click here.


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