Brunswick Corp.’s board of directors has named Ryan Gwillim as CFO and Brian Frey as treasurer.
Gwillim succeeds CFO and senior vice president Bill Metzger, who will retire July 10.
“We are excited to promote Ryan to this position. His experience with the company in a variety of important leadership roles in our finance and legal functions position him well to lead our finance team during this pivotal time for the Company,” said Brunswick Corp. CEO David Foulkes in a statement.
Foulkes thanked Metzger for his 33 years of work at the company, including seven serving as CFO.
“Bill served as CFO during a time of significant change for Brunswick as we divested and purchased assets transforming the company into the leading integrated marine platform,” said Foulkes. “Bill was the architect of our capital strategy, which positioned the company to successfully navigate through events such as the current global pandemic as well as supporting our industry-leading pace of product and capacity investments. Bill developed a strong pipeline of succession talent and leaves a legacy of solid financial stewardship.”
The role of CFO is a natural progression for Gwillim, according to Foulkes.
“During his time with Brunswick, Ryan worked in a variety of roles developing strong relationships with our board of directors, business leaders, finance team, and the investment community,” said Foulkes. “I am excited about the ongoing transformation and future of the finance function under Ryan’s leadership.”
Gwillim most recently served as Brunswick’s vice president of finance and treasurer, with responsibility for investor relations as well as mergers and acquisitions. Prior to that, he served as the company’s vice president of investor relations. He joined the group in 2011.
Frey has served as Brunswick’s Assistant Treasurer since 2009, and joined the company in 2005 as treasury manager.
“Brian is a valued partner and has been instrumental developing and executing our successful capital strategy,” noted Gwillim. “I look forward to continuing to work with Brian as he leads our Treasury team and helps us deliver value for our shareholders.”