Acushnet looks East with roots firmly planted here

TEEING OFF: Wally Uihlein, CEO of Acushnet Co., says the company built a golf ball plant in Thailand to service the Asia-Pacific region. / COURTESY ACUSHNET CO.
TEEING OFF: Wally Uihlein, CEO of Acushnet Co., says the company built a golf ball plant in Thailand to service the Asia-Pacific region. / COURTESY ACUSHNET CO.
After decades as a division of publicly traded Fortune Brands, Acushnet Co. was sold to a consortium of Korean investors led by Fila Korea Ltd. and Mirae Asset Private Equity for $1.22 billion in a deal that closed at the end of July. Longtime CEO Wally Uihlein has overseen the golf equipment and apparel company’s…

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