Stuart Halley has been named general manager of Mercury Racing. He replaces Erik Christiansen who left the company in March.

Halley, who has worked in the marine industry for 25 years, was most recently Mercury Marine’s PD&E Director of Program Management and Planning. He has been in that position since 2011. Halley and has team were responsible for many Mercury outboard platforms, including the 150hp FourStroke, the 75hp-115hp FourStroke and the new 3.4L V-6 platform.

“Stuart has held many leadership positions since coming to Mercury in 1993,” said John Pfeifer, Mercury Marine president, in a statement. “His engineering background and proven success will be integral as we continue to grow the Mercury Racing brand around the world.”

Before working at Mercury, Halley worked for General Dynamics and Lockheed in Ft. Worth, Texas. He was involved with the F-16 National Aero-Space Plane (X-30) and F-22 aircraft programs. He holds a bachelor of science degree in aerospace engineering.