Mettwa, Ill.-based Brunswick Corp. appoints Ryan Gwillim as its senior vice president and chief financial officer, effective immediately.
Gwillim succeeds William Metzger, who is retiring in July.
“We are excited to promote Ryan to this position,” said David Foulkes, Brunswick’s CEO. “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.”
Foulkes added, “On behalf of our board of directors and the entire Brunswick team, I thank Bill (Metzger) for his 33 years of service, including the last seven years as our 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. 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.”
“Assuming the CFO role is a natural progression for Ryan, and I look forward to continuing to work with him in his new role,” said 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. I am excited about the ongoing transformation and future of the finance function under Ryan’s leadership.”
Gwillim joined Brunswick in 2011 and most currently served as Brunswick’s vice president, finance and treasurer with responsibility for investor relations and mergers and acquisitions.
Brunswick also announced that effectively immediately, Brian Frey has been promoted to vice president and treasurer. Frey has served as Brunswick’s Assistant Treasurer since 2009.