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Mercury makes executive team changes

Mercury Marine has made strategic changes to its executive leadership team.

Mike Gyorog is now executive vice president of global service at Mercury Marine. He has been with Mercury since 1982. In his new role, Gyorog will focus solely on service. He will continue to oversee global service operations and enhance customer service.

Chris Drees has been named president of parts and accessories, which he will oversee along with distribution. Drees has been at Mercury since 1988 and was most recently vice president of global operations. Prior to that, he was president of Attwood Marine.

John Buelow is vice president of global operations. A Mercury employee since 2004, he was most recently vice president of global category management. Prior to that, he was general manager of Mercury’s castings business and CFO of Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Finally, Kris Neff has been appointed to vice president of global category management at Mercury Marine. He will oversee several business categories including propulsion, controls & rigging, propeller and parts, oil, remanufacturing and inflatables. Neff will also be in charge of strategy. A veteran of 13 years at Mercury, Neff spent three years as senior director of business development and most recently was vice president of focused growth, mergers and acquisitions at Life Fitness.

“Mercury continues to grow across our portfolio of marine businesses and we will continue to strategically invest to execute on our mission,” said John Pfeiffer, Mercury Marine president, in a statement. “Mike, Chris, John and Kris are well-established leaders in the marine industry and have been instrumental to our growth over the past few decades. Their leadership within this new structure will be paramount to our continued success in the future.”

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