Huw Bower Named President of Winnebago Outdoors

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Winnebago Industries announced that it appointed Huw Bower president of Winnebago Outdoors. Bower will report to Winnebago Industries president and CEO Michael Happe and will be based in the company’s Eden Prairie, Minn., office.

Bower joins Winnebago Industries after more than 15 years in brand leadership and executive roles at Brunswick Corp., most recently as president of the Boat Group.

Bauer will oversee all revenue streams associated with the Winnebago brand, including Chris-Craft Boats.

Bauer will oversee all revenue streams associated with the Winnebago brand, including Chris-Craft Boats.

“We are extremely excited to have a high-quality leader such as Huw join our executive leadership team,” Happe said in a statement. “His passion for leading premium, differentiated brands will enable Huw to build on the momentum of our flagship brand and advance our leadership position in the outdoor lifestyle industry.”

In addition, Winnebago announced that Brian Hazelton was promoted to senior vice president of Winnebago-brand motorhomes and towables, reporting directly to Bower. He will be responsible for all customer-facing areas of the Winnebago RV business.

“The leadership strengths of Bower and Hazelton are complementary, and their partnership will significantly benefit our business and our customers,” Happe said.

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