Mercury Marine Mourns Loss of Charlie Strang
Mercury Marine is saddened by the death of Charles “Charlie” Strang who served as Carl Kiekhaefer’s top engineer for 13 years at Mercury Marine. After leaving Mercury, he served as Director of Outboard Marine Engineering (OMC) and later CEO and Chairman of the Board. Strang, 96, was also known as the creator of the sterndrive engine, sketching the first sterndrive in 1948 while attending MIT. Strang’s mother, Ann, is responsible for the famous Mercury Phantom Black engine color. Strang was a very popular figure in both the marine and NASCAR industries.
Mercury Marine Names Dauchy Chief Marketing Officer
Mercury Marine announced the addition of Michelle Dauchy as Chief Marketing Officer. Dauchy has nearly two decades of global marketing experience with S.C. Johnson, managing brands and P&Ls in more than 15 business segments across 80 countries. She has experience using consumer insights to deliver strong brand and product innovation to the global marketplace. Prior to S.C Johnson, Dauchy held senior leadership positions with Bankers Trust Company and Chemical Bank in New York.
Mercury Marine Plant Earns Safety Honors
Mercury Marine's Suzhou, China plant recently received the Brunswick Corporation Chairman's Safety Award for excellence in safety and employee engagement. Mercury Marine Suzhou plant manager Eric Liu and safety officer Lawrence Liu received the award from Mercury Marine president John Pfeifer during the plant’s 10th anniversary celebration. As part of the safety recognition, Mercury Marine Suzhou was awarded $10,000 for charity donation. The team decided that half of the donation…
Mercury Marine Begins HQ Expansion
Mercury Marine will add a 45,000 square foot expansion to its electro-deposition paint (EDP) system that will double its current processing capabilities. The current project will be complete by January 2016 and the new system will be operational by Q4, 2016. “We are developing a new state of the art coating system that gives our engines superior corrosion and warranty protection,” said John Pfeifer, Mercury Marine president. “This process enforces our ability to make a better product for our customers who expect extreme reliability in their Mercury engines.