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David Olson Named President of Baja Marine Corporation

(Apr. 20, 2007 - Bucyrus, Ohio) David Olson has joined the Sea Ray Group as president of Baja Marine. Prior to joining Baja, Olson was general manager of Mercury Marine's Castings business. He joined Brunswick Corporation at Mercury Marine in 2000 and held a number of roles in strategy and business development. He managed the company's operations for sales of Mercury's world-class castings capabilities to customers outside the company. Since he assumed the role in 2003, sales and profits have grown every year. Before joining Mercury Marine, Olson held engineering positions at Ford and DaimlerChrysler. He received a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Wisconsin, and a master's degree in mechanical engineering and MBA from the University of Michigan. He has also completed programs in sales and marketing at the University of Chicago. Rob Parmentier, who has served as president of Baja Marine since 2000, will expand his existing role as executive vice president for the Sea Ray Group, in which he will oversee Sea Ray and Baja's international sales and capitalize on global strategic opportunities. During his tenure at Baja Marine, the company has received industry accolades including honors from Powerboat Magazine and the NMMA CSI award for three consecutive years. [b]ABOUT BAJA MARINE CORPORATION[/b] Baja Marine Corporation is the leading manufacturer of performance boats. Headquartered in Bucyrus, OH, Baja is a division of Brunswick Corporation. For more information on Baja Marine Corporation, please call (877) 321-BAJA (2252) or visit Baja manufactures and markets runabouts and performance boats from 19 to 42 feet. [b]ABOUT BRUNSWICK[/b] Headquartered in Lake Forest, Ill., Brunswick Corporation endeavors to instill "Genuine Ingenuity" in all its leading consumer brands, including Mercury and Mariner outboard engines; Mercury MerCruiser sterndrives and inboard engines; MotorGuide trolling motors; Teignbridge propellers; MotoTron electronic controls; Albemarle, Arvor, Baja, Bayliner, Bermuda, Boston Whaler, Cabo Yachts, Crestliner, HarrisKayot, Hatteras, Laguna, Lowe, Lund, Maxum, Meridian, Örnvik, Palmetto, Princecraft, Quicksilver, Savage, Sea Boss, Sea Pro, Sea Ray, Sealine, Triton, Trophy, Uttern and Valiant boats; Attwood marine parts and accessories; Land 'N' Sea, Kellogg Marine, Diversified Marine and Benrock parts and accessories distributors; IDS dealer management systems; Life Fitness, Hammer Strength and ParaBody fitness equipment; Brunswick bowling centers, equipment and consumer products; Brunswick billiards tables; and Valley-Dynamo pool, Air Hockey and foosball tables.