Kelly Named Sales Specialist for Brunswick Aftermarket Products

by Bob Johnson 0

Brunswick Bowling today announced it has hired Bugsy Kelly as sales specialist for aftermarket products.

Kelly will support sales of lane machines and conditioners, pinsetter parts, bowling pins, rental shoes and house balls. His responsibilities include visiting and calling on bowling centers throughout the United States.

Kelly brings extensive industry experience to the position, having worked in marketing, brand management, and sales at Ebonite International and Columbia Industries.

“I’m looking forward to bringing my industry experience and love of the sport of bowling to my new position at Brunswick,” said Kelly. “I’m excited to ensure proprietors have the very best products in their centers.”

“We’re happy to welcome Bugsy to the Brunswick team, helping us expand our service to bowling center customers around the world,” said Ron Addison, director of marketing and sales – aftermarket products.

Brunswick Bowling & Billiards aftermarket products include Envoy, Authority 22, and Phoenix LT4 lane machines; innovative lane conditioners; Genuine Brunswick parts and Advanced Performance (AP) parts for A/A-2 and GS Pinsetters; Score King, Max, Trophy, and Specialty pins; and a variety of rental shoes.

Bob Johnson

Bob Johnson has received more national writing awards than any other bowling writer — close to 70 over the course of his 40-year career. He began at age 16 as a staff writer and then assistant editor for the weekly Pacific Bowler newspaper in his native California, and within three years was writing feature stories for Bowlers Journal. He has written for the magazine ever since, except for a five-year span when he was hired as the founding editor of another magazine. He moved to Chicago in 2000 and spent 13 years in the Windy City, including five as Bowlers Journal’s Editor. In 1975, Johnson received the Robert E. Kennedy Award as California’s top undergraduate high school journalist. Five years earlier, on the lanes, he had shared the Bantam Division Doubles championship in the Orange County Junior Bowling Association Championships. Today, he continues to work full-time for Bowlers Journal as its Senior Editor, to write his popular “Strikes Me” column, and to edit Luby Publishing Inc.’s weekly business-to-business Cyber Report.

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