Mettawa, IL – Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) today named Lenn Scholz president, Boston Whaler and Jeromie Johnston president of Lund Boats. Both announcements are effective immediately.
Scholz, who has been the president of Lund Boats for the past two years, is a marine industry veteran with nearly three decades of experience in various roles across the Brunswick organization. Prior to leading Lund, Scholz managed the Brunswick Boat Group Technology Center in Edgewater, Florida, and served as Vice President of Product Development and Engineering for Boston Whaler.
Johnston joins Brunswick with more than 25 years of experience overseeing strategy, business development and growth initiatives at manufacturing companies with operations globally. Most recently, Johnston served as the Director of Engineering and Strategic Development for United Plastic Fabricating and Tideman Marine.
“I am thrilled for the opportunity to lead Boston Whaler, one of the most iconic brands in the marine industry,” said Scholz. “I look forward to continuing the legacy of excellence and craftsmanship, getting to know owners around the world and rejoining the incredible team in Edgewater. Lund is an amazing brand with an even more amazing team. I am grateful for my time with the Lund team in New York Mills and am excited to see their continued success under Jeromie’s leadership.”
“Lund has a been a staple of the fishing industry for 75 years and I am honored to lead the Lund team and join Brunswick Corporation,” said Johnston. “Lenn has done a phenomenal job elevating Lund’s presence as the premier brand for fishing enthusiasts in North America. I am excited for the future of the brand and to work with the award-winning team.”
“Both Lenn and Jeromie have deep expertise in product development and leadership, and I’m confident that their backgrounds and experience will enable two of our leading brands to reach the next generation of consumers and deliver exceptional on-water experiences,” said Aine Denari, President, Brunswick Boat Group. “I look forward to supporting their continued success as they position both brands for long-term growth.”
Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) is the global leader in marine recreation, delivering innovation that transforms experiences on the water and beyond. Our unique, technology-driven solutions are informed and inspired by deep consumer insights and powered by our belief that “Next Never Rests™”. Brunswick is dedicated to industry leadership, to being the best and most trusted partner to our many customers, and to building synergies and ecosystems that enable us to challenge convention and define the future. Brunswick is home to more than 60 industry-leading brands. In the category of Marine Propulsion, these brands include, Mercury Marine, Mercury Racing and MerCruiser. Brunswick’s comprehensive collection of parts, accessories, distribution, and technology brands includes Mercury Engine Parts & Accessories, BLA and Land ‘N’ Sea. Our Navico Group and its industry-leading technology brands consist of Lowrance, Simrad, B&G, Mastervolt, RELiON, Attwood and Whale. Our Boat brands are some of the best known in the world, including Boston Whaler, Lund, Sea Ray, Bayliner, Harris Pontoons, Princecraft and Quicksilver. In addition, our service, digital and shared-access businesses include Freedom Boat Club, Boateka and a range of financing, insurance, and extended warranty businesses. While focused primarily on the marine industry, Brunswick also successfully leverages its portfolio of advanced technologies to deliver an exceptional suite of solutions in mobile and industrial applications. Headquartered in Mettawa, IL, Brunswick has approximately 19,000 employees operating in 27 countries. In 2022, Brunswick was named by Forbes as a World’s Best Employer and as one of America’s Most Responsible Companies by Newsweek, both for the third consecutive year. For more information, visit www.Brunswick.com.