Dr. Kevin Anderson has been named Brunswick Corp’s first “Senior Fellow.” The role is a newly created position to represent the most senior individual technical role within Brunswick.

"The position is intended for individuals who are not only at the pinnacle of their discipline, but who are also recognized nationally and internationally for their knowledge and skills," said David Foulkes, Brunswick chief technology officer in a statement. "Further, they also continue to be engaged in providing practical problem solving support and advice to all Brunswick divisions."

"Anderson is recognised globally for his expertise in materials engineering and material science. Senior fellows are expected to exert strategic influence as well as develop talent within Brunswick’s research and development corps, helping to set standards for individual performance and scientific work," Foulkes added.

Anderson who has a PhD in metallurgical engineering joined Mercury in 1998. His specialisations are aluminium and failure analysis. Anderson was instrumental in the designing the Mercalloy family of aluminium alloys, which are patented by the engine maker, as well as other materials-related projects across Brunswick. Anderson has been granted 26 US patents and other international patents. He was also elected to the National Academy of Engineering for “advances in metals recycling through invention of innovative aluminium alloys.” He is also a fellow with ASM International, the world's largest materials society. Anderson is also the recipient of numerous other industry awards and recognitions.