Sept 19, 2023
In a September 11, 2023 announcement from Auckland, New Zealand, Brunswick Corporation today named Dean Harris president, Rayglass Boats. Harris will officially begin his role on October 1, 2023.
Harris joined Brunswick in 2002 and most recently served as the Regional Manager for Mercury Marine in New Zealand for the last 16 years. Harris has more than two decades of marine sales experience and previously served as a national sales manager for MAC boats prior to joining Brunswick. His experience leading various teams throughout his tenure will be an asset for continued multi-brand coordination among Rayglass, Mercury Marine, Boston Whaler, Navico Group and all Brunswick brands in the Asia Pacific region.
“I am thrilled for the opportunity to join the Brunswick Boat Group division and lead the team at Rayglass,” said Dean Harris, President of Rayglass. “I am confident my experience working directly with customers for so long gives me a unique perspective into the wants and needs of boaters. I am excited to lean into that as we continue the legacy of excellence in design and performance Rayglass is known for.”
“Dean’s promotion to president of Rayglass speaks to the level of talent we are fortunate to foster and the growth opportunities across the Brunswick enterprise,” said Lenn Scholz, President of Boston Whaler. “I know Dean’s extensive product development and direct-to-consumer experience will propel Rayglass into the next era of growth and innovation.”
Since 1985, Rayglass Boats have been recognized as leading designers and manufacturers of high-quality, award-winning power boats. Pride in product, innovation and commitment to quality is the formula for the success behind our globally recognized brand. Our reputation for excellence in design, construction and performance is the result of a total commitment by everyone at Rayglass to producing world class vessels of the highest standard.
Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) is the global leader in marine recreation, delivering innovation that transforms experiences on the water and beyond. Our unique, technology-driven solutions are informed and inspired by deep consumer insights and powered by our belief that “Next Never Rests™”. Brunswick is dedicated to industry leadership, to being the best and most trusted partner to our many customers, and to building synergies and ecosystems that enable us to challenge convention and define the future. Brunswick is home to more than 60 industry-leading brands. In the category of Marine Propulsion, these brands include, Mercury Marine, Mercury Racing and MerCruiser. Brunswick’s comprehensive collection of parts, accessories, distribution, and technology brands includes Mercury Parts & Accessories, Land ‘N’ Sea, Lowrance, Simrad, B&G, Mastervolt, RELiON, Attwood and Whale. Our boat brands are some of the best known in the world, including Boston Whaler, Lund, Sea Ray, Bayliner, Harris Pontoons, Princecraft and Quicksilver. Our service, digital and shared-access businesses include Freedom Boat Club, Boateka and a range of financing, insurance, and extended warranty businesses. While focused primarily on the marine industry, Brunswick also successfully leverages its portfolio of advanced technologies to deliver an exceptional suite of solutions in mobile and industrial applications. Headquartered in Mettawa, IL, Brunswick has more than 18,500 employees operating in 29 countries. In 2022, Brunswick was named by Forbes as a World’s Best Employer and as one of America’s Most Responsible Companies by Newsweek, both for the third consecutive year. For more information, visit Brunswick.com.