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Briggs & Stratton Corp (BGG)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Todd Teske

52 2010 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Mark Schwertfeger

40 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Harold Redman

52 2014 Senior Vice President & President – Turf & Consumer Products

William Reitman

61 2016 Senior Vice President, President - Global Support

David Rodgers

46 2015 Senior Vice President and President – Engines and Power

Kathryn Buono

55 2015 Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Andrea Golvach

46 2011 Vice President, Treasurer

Randall Carpenter

60 2009 Vice President – Corporate Marketing

David DeBaets

54 2015 Vice President – Global Engine Operations

Brian Walker

55 2013 Lead Independent Director

Jeffrey Hennion

50 2015 Independent Director

James Humphrey

71 2010 Independent Director

Frank Jaehnert

59 2014 Independent Director

Patricia Kampling

58 2011 Independent Director

Keith McLoughlin

61 2007 Independent Director

Henrik Slipsager

62 2012 Independent Director

Charles Story

63 1994 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Todd Teske

Mr. Todd J. Teske is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Briggs & Stratton since 2010. President and Chief Executive Officer 2010. President and Chief Operating Officer 2008-2009. Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer 2005-2008. Director of Badger Meter, Inc. and of Lennox International, Inc. Mr. Teske is a sitting CEO and has experience and expertise in finance, operations, executive compensation, regulatory matters, strategy development, organizational and human resource matters, and mergers and acquisitions. He is Chairman, President and CEO of the company. Before becoming CEO, he served as its President and Chief Operating Officer, President of its power products business, head of corporate development and controller. Mr. Teske is a certified public accountant who worked at a public accounting firm before joining the company. Mr. Teske’s memberships on the Board and the Executive Committee of Briggs & Stratton help ensure the Board is linked to the company’s management and operations. Mr. Teske earned a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and a Master of Management degree from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

Mark Schwertfeger

Mr. Mark A. Schwertfeger is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of the Company. Mr. Schwertfeger was elected to his current position effective August 2015. He previously served as Vice President & Controller (an executive officer position) from 2014 to 2015; as Corporate Controller from 2010 to 2014; and as International Controller from 2008 to 2010. Prior to joining Briggs & Stratton, he held the position of Director with KPMG LLP., a public accounting firm.

Harold Redman

Mr. Harold L. Redman is Senior Vice President & President – Turf & Consumer Products of the Company. Mr. Redman was elected to his current position effective September 2014. He previously served as Senior Vice President and President - Products Group from 2010 to 2014; as Senior Vice President and President - Home Power Products Group from 2009 to 2010; and as Vice President and President - Home Power Products Group from 2006 to 2009. Prior to joining Briggs & Stratton, he served as Senior Vice President - Sales & Marketing of Simplicity Manufacturing, Inc., the predecessor owner of the Company's Simplicity® business.

William Reitman

Mr. William H. Reitman is Senior Vice President, President - Global Support of the Company. Mr. Reitman was elected to his current position effective September 2016 (initially with the title Senior Vice President & President - Global Support). Previously he served as Senior Vice President & President - Global Service from 2015 to 2016; as Senior Vice President - Managing Director Europe & Global Service from 2013 to 2015; as Senior Vice President - Business Development & Customer Service from 2010 to 2013; as Senior Vice President - Sales & Customer Support from 2007 to 2010; as Senior Vice President - Sales & Marketing from 2006 to 2007; as Vice President - Sales & Marketing from 2004 to 2006; and as Vice President - Marketing from 1995 to 2004.

David Rodgers

Mr. David J. Rodgers is Senior Vice President and President – Engines and Power of the Company. Mr. Rodgers was elected to his current position effective August 2015 (initially with the title Senior Vice President & President - Engines Group). He previously served as Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer from 2010 to 2015 and as Vice President - Finance during 2010. He served as Controller from 2006 to 2010 and was elected an executive officer in 2007. Prior to joining Briggs & Stratton, he was employed by Roundy’s Supermarkets, Inc., a Midwest grocer, as Vice President - Corporate Controller from 2005 to 2006 and Vice President - Retail Controller from 2003 to 2005.

Kathryn Buono

Ms. Kathryn M. Buono is a Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. Ms. Buono was elected to her position effective April 2015 (initially with the title Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary). Prior to joining Briggs & Stratton, she held the position of Managing Partner of the Milwaukee, Wisconsin office of the Quarles & Brady LLP law firm from March 2014 through December 2014 and was a partner practicing in its Business Law Group from 1996 through 2014.

Andrea Golvach

Ms. Andrea L. Golvach is Vice President, Treasurer of the Company. Ms. Golvach was elected to her current position effective November 2011 after serving as Vice President of Treasury from May 2011 to November 2011. Prior to joining Briggs & Stratton, she held the position of Director of Finance & Cash Management at Harley-Davidson, Inc., a global motorcycle manufacturer, from 2007 to 2011.

Randall Carpenter

Mr. Randall R. Carpenter is Vice President – Corporate Marketing of the Company. Mr. Carpenter was elected to his current position effective September 2016. Previously he served as Vice President - Marketing (an elected officer position) from 2009 through August 2016. He served as Vice President - Marketing (an appointed position) from 2007 to 2009. Prior to joining Briggs & Stratton, he held the position of Vice President Marketing and Product Development for Royal Appliance Manufacturing, a vacuum cleaner manufacturer.

David DeBaets

Mr. David G. DeBaets is Vice President – Global Engine Operations of the Company. Mr. DeBaets was elected to his current position effective September 2015 (initially with the title Vice President – Global Engines Operations). He previously served as Vice President - North American Operations from 2007 through August 2015 and as Vice President and General Manager – Large Engine Division from 2000 to 2007.

Brian Walker

Mr. Brian C. Walker is Lead Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Walker is President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Herman Miller, Inc., a global provider of office furniture and services, since 2004. Director of Universal Forest Products, Inc. Mr. Walker is a sitting CEO of a public company, which is an international original equipment manufacturer, and has experience and expertise in finance, international business, executive compensation, strategy development, and organizational and human resource matters. Mr. Walker has been a certified public accountant, previously served as chief operating officer and chief financial officer of Herman Miller, Inc. and was previously a member of the Detroit Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Mr. Walker’s experience enables him to make valuable contributions to Board discussions concerning the company’s strategy and operations, and his education, expertise and experience in accounting and compensation matters enhance his committee participation. Mr. Walker earned a B.S. in Accounting from Michigan State University.

Jeffrey Hennion

Mr. Jeffrey R. Hennion is Independent Director of the Company. He Former Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing and e-Commerce Officer of GNC Holdings, Inc. (2014-2017), a global specialty retailer of health and wellness products. President and Chief Financial Officer of Branding Brand LLC, a provider of mobile commerce strategies to retailers, 2012-2014. Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of GNC Holdings, Inc. 2011-2012 and Executive Vice President and Chief Branding Officer of GNC Holdings, Inc. 2011. Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Dick’s Sporting Goods, Inc., a sporting goods retailer, 2005-2010. Mr. Hennion has held several marketing, branding and e-commerce officer positions with significant international businesses, and has expertise and experience in finance, international business, selling to large retail stores, marketing, strategy development, and mergers and acquisitions. He has also served as a chief financial officer. Mr. Hennion earned a B.A. in Economics from Northwestern University and an M.B.A. in Finance from Duquesne University.

James Humphrey

Mr. James E. Humphrey is Independent Director of the Company. He is Retired Chairman of Andersen Corporation, a window and door manufacturer. Chairman 2011-2013. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer 2009-2011. Mr. Humphrey was the chairman and past CEO of a large privately-owned business with manufacturing, distribution and sales locations throughout the United States and Canada. Before joining Andersen in 1999, he held various sales and marketing positions in Armstrong World Industries, Inc. and served as President of Armstrong Americas. Mr. Humphrey has expertise and experience in sales and marketing, retail businesses, distribution, executive compensation, and organizational and human resources matters. Mr. Humphrey earned a B.S. degree from Millikin University.

Frank Jaehnert

Mr. Frank M. Jaehnert is Independent Director of the Company. He is Retired Chief Executive Officer and President (2003 – 2013) and former Director of Brady Corporation, a leading provider of high performance labels and signs, safety devices, printing systems and software. Director of Nordson Corporation and of Itron, Inc. Also serves on the Board of Directors of NACD Chicago Chapter and on the Board of Regents of the Milwaukee School of Engineering. Mr. Jaehnert is a former CEO and president of a global manufacturing business. He also served as chief financial officer of that business. His prior work experience includes various financial positions in Germany and the United States for Robert Bosch GmbH, an international manufacturer of automotive, communications, industrial and consumer products. Mr. Jaehnert’s experience as head of a diversified international business and his expertise in finance and operations enable him to make significant contributions to discussions regarding the company’s strategy and the activities of the committees on which he serves. Mr. Jaehnert also has expertise in executive compensation and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Jaehnert earned the equivalent of an M.B.A. degree from the University of Stuttgart, Germany. Mr. Jaehnert attended the NACD Advanced Director Professionalism Class in 2015 and the NACD Global Leaders Summit in 2015 and 2016, and was designated an NACD Leadership Fellow in 2015.

Patricia Kampling

Ms. Patricia L. Kampling is Independent Director of the Company. She is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Alliant Energy Corporation, a regulated investor-owned public utility holding company, since 2012. Previously President and Chief Operating Officer 2011-2012, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer 2010-2011, and Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer 2009-2010. Director of the American Transmission Company, the first multistate, transmission only utility in the United States. Ms. Kampling is a sitting CEO who has expertise in finance, executive compensation, regulatory matters and strategy development. Ms. Kampling earned a B.A. in Economics and a B.S. in Engineering from Swarthmore College, and earned her M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Chicago.

Keith McLoughlin

Mr. Keith R. McLoughlin is an Independent Director of the Company. He is Retired President and Chief Executive Officer (2011-2016) of AB Electrolux, a manufacturer of major home appliances. Chief Operations Officer Major Appliances 2009-2010. Director of Campbell Soup Company. Mr. McLoughlin is a former CEO of a large international business and has experience and expertise in international business, operations, selling to large retail stores, marketing, strategy development, and organizational and human resources matters. His prior work experience includes general management responsibilities in an international consumer goods company. His experience as head of an original equipment manufacturing business and managing consumer goods in international markets enables him to provide useful insights to other directors and management on issues concerning sales, marketing and operations. He received a B.S. in Engineering from the United States Military Academy and attended a training program for directors of public companies titled “Corporate Governance Essentials for Directors” sponsored by the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Henrik Slipsager

Mr. Henrik C. Slipsager is an Independent Director of the Company. He Retired President, Chief Executive Officer and Director (2000-2015) of ABM Industries, Inc., a leading provider of integrated facility solutions. Mr. Slipsager is a former CEO and has experience and expertise in finance, international business, executive compensation, regulatory matters, strategy development, and organizational and human resource matters. Mr. Slipsager previously served as a chief financial officer of another company. Mr. Slipsager’s experience in making strategic acquisitions and managing a diversified business and a finance organization enables him to provide valuable perspectives regarding strategy and operations. Mr. Slipsager received an M.B.A. degree (equivalent) from the Business School of Copenhagen and has been designated as an audit committee financial expert by the Board of Directors.

Charles Story

Mr. Charles I. Story is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Story is a former CEO and has experience and expertise in operations, marketing, strategy development, and organizational and human resource matters. He is president of an executive development firm that advises numerous companies, including those in diversified manufacturing, consumer products, banking, insurance, construction, hospitality and healthcare, and previously served as President and CEO of INROADS, Inc., an international human resource consulting firm. Mr. Story has been the lead director of a public company and a director of two companies in addition to Briggs & Stratton. Mr. Story earned a B.A. degree in Psychology and Management from Fisk University and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Tennessee and Tennessee State University (joint program).

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