Brunswick Corp. CEO to Headline Innovation Summit

Author:
Publish date:
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.

Related

Suzuki Powers Forest River’s New Nepallo Pontoon Boats

The new Nepallo line of pontoon boats with Suzuki engines will be sold at select Camping World and Gander RV & Outdoors stores.

West Marine CEO to Keynote Annual MRA Event

With a “Climate for Change” theme, the Marine Recreation Association’s Educational Conference and Trade Show is set for Oct. 11-13.

Skeeter Owner’s Tourney Held on Lake Fork

A field of 2,000 anglers in 1,000 boats saw a nearly 10-pound bass capture first place in the annual Skeeter owner’s tournament.

Email Remains a Vital Marketing Tool for Dealers

A content marketing staple, emails can consistently deliver valuable and relevant information, if done correctly.

ABYC to Publish Largest-Ever Standards Manual

The nonprofit is offering pre-orders until June 18 of its updated standards manual, with a publication date of July 31.

Furuno, Simrad Add SiriusXM Fish Mapping Suite

The subscription-based service offers offshore anglers a suite of technology with which to locate and catch more fish.