Brunswick names new vice president

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Brunswick Corp. appointed Kevin S. Grodzki as vice president of communications and public affairs.

In this new role, which is effective immediately, Grodzki will be responsible for directing activities related to internal and external communications and managing Brunswick's organizational relationships within its industries, as well as community and government relations. He will report to Brunswick president and COO Mark Schwabero.

"Kevin's familiarity with Brunswick's marine and fitness operations and the various issues and opportunities before Brunswick, as well as his stature within the industry, make him the clear choice for solidifying and advancing our interests with our company's various constituencies," Schwabero said in a statement.

Grodzki joined Brunswick in 2000 as president and CEO of the company's life fitness division. He moved to Mercury Marine in 2005, first serving as president of Mercury’s sales, marketing and commercial operations.

Grodzki's most recent responsibilities as president of global sales and marketing for Mercury will be absorbed by Mercury’s sales and marketing leadership team.

Before Brunswick, Grodzki was vice president of Crompton Corp.'s $500 million Polymer Additives Co. He spent the first 22 years of his career at E.I. DuPont DeNemours and Co. Inc. in Wilmington, Del.

He has a bachelor's degree in accounting from St. Francis University in Loretto, Pa., and an MBA from the University of Delaware.

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