New president named at Mercury Marine

John C. Pfeifer (Photo courtesy Brunswick Corp.)
John C. Pfeifer (Photo courtesy Brunswick Corp.)
FOND DU LAC - A new person is in charge at Mercury Marine.

Brunswick Corp., Mercury Marine's parent company, announced Thursday that John C. Pfeifer has been promoted to president of Mercury Marine. He replaces Mark D. Schwabero, who has been elected to the newly created post of president and chief operating officer at Brunswick.

"John Pfeifer is taking the helm of a Mercury Marine organization that is strong and vibrant and building upon the momentum of a number of recent new products and engine innovations," Bruswick chairman and CEO Dustan E. McCoy said. "John has been an integral member of Mercury's leadership team, helping to fashion an energized organization that is setting the pace in today's global marine marketplace."

Pfeifer joined Brunswick in 2006. In 2012, he was named vice president of global operations for Mercury Marine.

Brunswick is based in Lake Forest, Illinois.