FOND DU LAC, Wisc. (Jan. 2, 2019)— Mercury Marine will celebrate its 80thanniversary throughout 2019, reflecting on its strong heritage of innovation and leadership in the marine industry. 

On January 22, 1939, E. Carl Kiekhaeferpurchased a bankrupt engine manufacturing plant in Cedarburg, Wisconsin. Now, 80 years later, the business that emerged from those modest beginnings, Mercury Marine, is a company with 7,000 global employees that is heralded as the world’s leading manufacturer of marine propulsion systems, as well as marine parts and accessories. 

“80 years ago, Carl Kiekhaefer had a vision for Mercury and that was based around product innovation and technology – and it’s that vision that built the foundation for us to continue to innovate today, said John Pfeifer, Mercury Marine president.  “Mercury has come a long way over the past eight decades because of the hard work and dedication of everyone who has been a part of our journey.  While the past 80 years have been fantastic, we are looking forward to continued growth over the next 80 years and celebrating throughout 2019 with everyone that has made our success possible.”

Mercury, a division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), has invested more than $1 billion globally since 2008 into the expansion of research, development and manufacturing capabilities.  In 2018, Mercury successfully launched its largest engine platform in its 80-year history with 19 new four-stroke outboard engines covering the 175-300hp range in both V6 and V8.  The global launches of this engine platform, both in February and May, we heralded in the marine industry and featured in national publications around the world.  

Mercury will celebrate its 80thanniversary throughout the year and showcase some of its strong heritage during the 2019 boat show season. 

“We have a lot to be thankful for and a lot to celebrate,” said Pfeifer. “I’m looking forward to sharing those celebrations around the world.  2019 will be yet another exciting year with more innovations to introduce.”

FOND DU LAC, Wisc. (October 23, 2018)– Mercury Marine has announced that Rich Todhunter has been promoted to Director, Current Product Engineering and Product Integration Engineering replacing Daniel Clarkson who transitioned to Power Products in September.  In this role, Todhunter will be responsible for all current product engineering, product integration, engineering services and on-water test facilities.

Todhunter is a marine industry veteran, having spent almost 15 years with Mercury Marine in a variety of leadership roles where he has been integral in championing several of Mercury’s major engine initiatives.

“This is a key leadership position at Mercury as Rich will not just be responsible for his team, but for the entire integration process with our OEM customers,” said Tim Reid, Mercury Marine Vice President of Product Development & Engineering.  “Rich has done a fantastic job at Mercury and this opportunity allows him and his team to continue to elevate the experience for our customers and foster new relationships in the industry.”

In addition to his career at Mercury, Todhunter has also held key senior leadership positions at Braden Manufacturing, Harsco Industrial and FW Murphy.

“I am honored to have this opportunity and look forward to continuing the world-class product engineering and integration support that our customers have come to expect from Mercury Marine,” said Todhunter. “Working together with our boat builders, we will ensure that our products perform flawlessly and that the boating experience is enhanced every time our product is out on the water.” 

Todhunter has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Oklahoma State University in addition to extensive LSS training

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (August 3, 2018)– Mercury Marine employees in Fond du Lac donated and raised more than $12,000 for its annual “Fill the Boat to Cast Out Hunger” food drive on Thursday, surpassing its total from 2017.  The event, now in its 8thyear, raises money and food for the Fondy Food Pantry.

“Each year our employees look forward to this event and each year I am amazed at the hard work and dedication by our team,” said Andres Gonzalez, Mercury Marine vice president of human resources. “To generate this kind of support for the Fondy Food Pantry in just one week, culminated with an event that brings our employees together is just incredible.”

In what has become a very popular annual event, Mercury employees bring in non-perishable food items and cash donations over a week-long period which are used to provide food assistance to thousands of individuals and families in the Fond du Lac area.  The Fondy Food Pantry has been a fixture in the community for close to 45 years.

In addition to the donations, Mercury hosted a food drive cookout on its campus where employees cooked-food donation of brats, hamburgers and grilled chicken and sold tickets with the proceeds going back to the Fondy Food Pantry.  

Another fixture of the event is the 3rd annual Mercury Car and Motor Show which allowed employees to showcase one of their many passions.  Employees displayed their cars and their entry fees for the show were also donated to the Fondy Food Pantry.   There were two winners this year.  Mercury employee Gary Fenrich won the President's Cup voted on by Mercury president John Pfeifer while Mark Steinman won the Quicksilver Cup, taking top honors as the people's choice award.

“Fond du Lac is our home, it is our community and it is where many of our employees live,” said Gonzalez. “We made a commitment not just to invest back in the business and grow in Fond du Lac, but to support the community and events like Fill the Boat are one of many examples of our employees working together to help the Fond du Lac community.”

About Mercury Marine

Headquartered in Fond du Lac, Wis., Mercury Marine is the world’s leading manufacturer of recreational marine propulsion engines. A $2.6 billion division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), Mercury provides engines, boats, services and parts for recreational, commercial and government marine applications, empowering boaters with products that are easy to use, extremely reliable and backed by the most dedicated customer support in the world. Mercury’s industry-leading brand portfolio includes Mercury and Mariner outboard engines; Mercury MerCruiser sterndrive and inboard packages; MotorGuide trolling motors; Mercury propellers; Mercury inflatable boats; Mercury SmartCraft electronics; Attwood marine parts; Land ‘N Sea marine parts distribution; and Mercury and Quicksilver parts and oils. More information is available at


AL – July 25, 2018 – T-H Marine Supplies, Inc., of Huntsville, Alabama, and R2 Marine Innovations, of Chester, Virginia, announce that they have entered into an agreement that grants T-H Marine exclusive global rights to manufacture and distribute the Grass Goat™ trolling motor weed guard. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

"We're excited to add the Grass Goat™ as yet another way we can help anglers get better performance from their trolling motor," T-H Marine’s president, Jeff Huntley, stated. "Weekend anglers and tournament anglers alike will love how the Grass Goat™ allows for easy and stealthy fishing through grass mats and other heavily-vegetated areas."

The Grass Goat™ is equipped with a marine-grade starboard mounting plate and a 316 stainless steel cutting blade, which runs perpendicular to the trolling motor prop, allowing it to instantly shred away vegetation.

The Grass Goat™ not only keeps a trolling motor clear of debris, it eats through vegetation like no other aftermarket trolling motor product and it is built for years of use under the toughest conditions. With the Grass Goat™ installed, anglers can quietly enter and navigate fishing spots with thick cover. 


"The Grass Goat™ is the perfect addition to our G-Force® product line," Huntley added. "We love how it complements the Troll Perfect™ Tension Adjustment System, the Eliminator™ Prop Nut, the Silencer™ Vibration Control Pad, the G-Force™ Trolling Motor Lift Cable, the Equalizer™ Lift Assist, the Troll-Tamer™ Stabilizer Lock, and the Bounce Buster Coaster™.”

Like other G-Force® products, the Grass Goat™ installs in minutes with simple hand tools and it requires no modification to the trolling motor. Models will be available for both Minn Kota and MotorGuide trolling motors.

To prepare for orders, T-H Marine has brought tooling and manufacturing of the Grass Goat™ to its facility in Huntsville, Alabama. With fabrication and assembly of the product already underway, Huntley added that T-H Marine is ready to take orders and products will be available at

“We are thrilled to be adding even more great products to our catalog and continuing more organic product development, too," Huntley said. "Be sure to look for more product news and updates on availability in the coming weeks."

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T-H Marine is celebrating its 43rd Anniversary of business and has grown to be one of the largest manufacturers of boating and fishing accessories in the U.S. T-H Marine provides parts to virtually every boat manufacturer in the country and distributes them through virtually every major distributor and retailer of boating and fishing products. To learn more about T-H Marine, please visit 

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Destin, FL (July 23, 2018) – Fish Monkey is on a mission. In the space of just a year and a half, the fishing-focused glove and gear apparel company has made remarkable strides across the U.S. and well into international sportfishing markets. Such observations turned into validations and endorsements during last week’s ICAST show, as crowds of visitors to the Fish Monkey booth rubbernecked to get a better view of the new, high-level fishing gloves and face guard products.


It was the undeniable buzz of a brand on the rise.

“Greatest ICAST show ever,” exclaims Fish Monkey president and principle product designer, Tim Mossberg. “I don’t’ think we had one single minute of downtime in our booth throughout the whole three-day event. We had such an incredible vibe happening in our booth, just an amazing amount of positive feedback from everyone — fly fishing specialists, bass tourney pros, inshore guides, offshore captains, as well as sales reps and retail buyers.”

A few of the sound bites heard on the ICAST floor:

“Without question, best gloves I have ever used,” said Jim Crowley, Hook & Hunt TV.

“These amazing gloves grip braided and fluorocarbon line for rigging or landing big fish, all while preventing damage or cuts to your hands,” observed Mark Davis, BigWater Adventures. 

“Fish Monkeys are performance-enhancers on the water. They provide a better grip on my rod and the steering wheel and even enhance my hook-setting ability. They also protect my two most important fishing tools,” said Timmy Horton, Bassmaster Elite Series Pro


Stubby Guide Glove in new Swamp Green

Mossberg notes additional ICAST highlights:

“We were approached out of the blue by buyers from prestigious retailers and major distributors, too. They’d heard about our products and liked our aggressive approach to marketing, merchandising and our constant commitment to innovation. These are big wins for us, as well as the consumer who will have expanded access to our gloves and gear.”

“International interest was amazing, too, which just shows the reach of our message and quality of our products. We had great feedback from our sales representative covering Central and South America, plus lots of potential new accounts from Canada to South Korea to Japan.” 

On the product front, Fish Monkey has engineered and now offers the most complete and well-researched fishing glove line on the globe, with twenty different situation-specific glove designs. They have recently expanding into vented, breathable, sun-protecting Face Guards. And interest in several of Fish Monkey’s specialty gloves has been off the charts. 


New for 2019 FreeStyle Glove

“The new Free Style Glove is already a big deal,” Mossberg notes. “It’s the first ever glove designed to allow the user to custom cut and expose only the fingers you need. We’ve had awesome feedback from bow and spear fishing folks as well as anglers, who love this design.

“We’re launching our new Tundra EX Series glove, specifically for ice anglers and winter sport enthusiasts. These gloves will be the warmest, driest, most fully functional cold-weather gloves to date. And our mix and match color products, including our new Voodoo Swamp patterns, are fast becoming the most in-demand glove-and-Face Guard combos on the water for 2019.

“We’re on to something good here. But we believe it’s just the tip of the iceberg. For example, we’re working on a new . . .” (We hit the mute button as Mossberg continues, keeping company secrets under wraps, for now.) But rest assured, this Monkey is on a mission. 

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