Brunswick names VP of investor relations

Brunswick Corp. named Phillip Haan as vice president of investor relations.

Brunswick Corp. named Phillip Haan as vice president of investor relations.

Haan, 38, succeeds Bruce Byots, who is retiring.

"Bruce is a highly accomplished and respected IR professional and has been a significant part of Brunswick's success over the past eight years," senior vice president and chief financial officer Bill Metzger said in a statement. "He has played a critical role articulating and communicating the company's investment thesis, performance and prospects to the investment community. We will miss his contributions, and wish Bruce well on his retirement."

Haan's appointment is effective Aug. 31 and he will report to Metzger.

"Phillip is a highly skilled and talented financial professional who has made significant contributions in various roles within the company," Metzger said. "Most recently, Phillip has managed Brunswick's mergers-and-acquisitions activity and has been instrumental in the execution of the company's growth strategy, providing essential leadership and guidance to our marine and fitness businesses. His expertise and knowledge of our industries and organization uniquely qualify him for his new responsibilities working with the financial and investment communities, as well as our shareholders. For some time now Phillip has been working closely with Bruce to prepare for this transition.”

Haan joined Brunswick in 2006 as a manager in mergers and acquisitions. He later spent several years with Brunswick's Mercury Marine division, serving in a number of senior finance roles, including marine parts and accessories, Mercury Racing, engine commercial operations and manufacturing.

In 2011 Haan became vice president of finance for Brunswick's former retail bowling division before becoming director of financial planning and analysis for Brunswick in 2013. He has managed the company's M&A activities since 2014.