Brunswick Corp has promoted Phillip Haan, 38, to vice president of investor relations. He succeeds Bruce Byots, who is retiring from the company. Haan's appointment is effective August 31, and he will report to William Metzger, senior VP and chief financial officer.

"Phillip is a highly skilled and talented financial professional who has made significant contributions in various roles within the company," Metzger says. "Most recently, Phillip has managed Brunswick's mergers and acquisitions activity and has been instrumental in the execution of the company's growth strategy, providing essential leadership and guidance to our marine and fitness businesses.

“His expertise and knowledge of our industries and organisation uniquely qualify him for his new responsibilities working with the financial and investment communities as well as our shareholders. For some time now, Phillip has been working closely with Bruce to prepare for this transition."

Haan joined the company in 2006 as a manager in mergers and acquisitions. He later spent several years with Brunswick's Mercury Marine division, serving in a number of senior finance roles, including marine parts and accessories, Mercury Racing, Engine Commercial Operations and manufacturing.

In 2011, Haan became vice president of finance for Brunswick's former retail bowling division, before becoming director of financial planning and analysis for Brunswick Corp in 2013. He has managed the company's M&A activities since 2014.