People: Briggs & Stratton Corp (BGG)

BGG on New York Consolidated

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1 Sep 2015
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Todd Teske

50 2010 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Harold Redman

50 2014 President - Turf & Consumer Products , Senior Vice President

William Reitman

59 2015 President – Global Service, Senior Vice President

Edward Wajda

55 2015 President – Standby/Job Site Products , Senior Vice President

Mark Schwertfeger

38 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Principal Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer

David Rodgers

44 2015 Senior Vice President, President - Engines Group

Andrea Golvach

44 2011 Vice President, Treasurer

Randall Carpenter

58 2009 Vice President - Marketing

David DeBaets

52 2015 Vice President – Global Engine Operations

Brian Walker

53 2013 Lead Independent Director

Jeffrey Hennion

48 2015 Director

Frank Jaehnert

57 2014 Director

Henrik Slipsager

59 2012 Director

James Humphrey

68 2010 Independent Director

Patricia Kampling

55 2011 Independent Director

Keith McLoughlin

59 2007 Independent Director

Charles Story

60 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. President and Chief Executive Officer 2009-2010. President and Chief Operating Officer 2008-2009. Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer 2005-2008. Director of Badger Meter, Inc. and Lennox International Inc. Mr. Teske is a sitting CEO and has experience and expertise in finance, international business, operations, strategy development, and organizational and human resource matters. He is chairman, president and CEO of the company. Before becoming CEO in January 2010, he served as the company’s president and chief operating officer, president of its power products business, head of corporate development and controller. He is a director of two other public companies. His memberships on the Board and the Executive Committee help ensure the Board is linked to the company’s management and operations. Mr. Teske is a certified public accountant who worked at a public accounting firm before joining the company. He received a Master of Management degree from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

Harold Redman

Mr. Harold L. Redman is Senior Vice President & President – Turf & Consumer Products of the company He was Senior Vice President, President - Products Group of Briggs & Stratton Corporation. Mr. Redman was elected to his current position in August 2014. He previously served as Senior Vice President and President - Products Group since October 2010. He served as Senior Vice President and President – Home Power Products Group since September 2009 after serving as Vice President and President – Home Power Products Group since May 2006. He also served as Senior Vice President – Sales & Marketing – Simplicity Manufacturing, Inc. since July 1995.

William Reitman

Mr. William H. Reitman is President – Global Service, Senior Vice President. He was Senior Vice President, Managing Director - Europe of Briggs & Stratton Corporation. Mr. Reitman was elected to his current position in August 2014. He previously served as Senior Vice President and Managing Director - Europe since September 2013 after serving as Senior Vice President – Business Development & Customer Support since October 2010. He previously served as Senior Vice President – Sale & Customer Support since September 2007, Senior Vice President – Sales & Marketing since May 2006, and Vice President – Sales & Marketing since October 2004. He also served as Vice President – Marketing since November 1995.

Edward Wajda

Mr. Edward J. Wajda is Senior Vice President & President – Standby/Job Site Products of the company. He was Vice President, General Manager - International of Briggs & Stratton Corporation. Mr. Wajda was elected to his current position in August 2014. He previously served as Senior Vice President and General Manager - International since September 2013. He was elected as an executive officer in January 2011 and served as Vice President and General Manager – International from July 2008 to August 2013. Prior to joining Briggs & Stratton, he held the position of Senior Vice President – Global Medical Vehicle Group for Oshkosh Corporation, a manufacturer of security vehicles and bodies for access equipment, defense, fire and emergency and commercial uses, since June 2006.

Mark Schwertfeger

Mr. Mark A. Schwertfeger serves as Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Principal Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer of the Company. He was elected as a Vice President of the Company effective September 2014 and has served as Controller since 2010. He previously served as International Controller of the Company since 2008. Prior to joining the Company, he held the position of Director at KPMG LLP.

David Rodgers

Mr. David J. Rodgers serves as Senior Vice President, President - Engines Group of the Company. He was Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Briggs & Stratton Corporation. Mr. Rodgers was elected as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective June 2010 after serving as Vice President – Finance since February 2010. He was elected an executive officer in September 2007 and served as Controller from December 2006 to February 2010. He was previously employed by Roundy’s Supermarkets, Inc. as Vice President – Corporate Controller from September 2005 to November 2006 and Vice President – Retail Controller from May 2003 to August 2005.

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 since May 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 December 2007 to May 2011 and Director of Finance & Cash Management for Harley-Davidson Financial Services from August 2005 to December 2007.

Randall Carpenter

Mr. Randall R. Carpenter serves as Vice President - Marketing of the company. Mr. Carpenter was elected to his current position effective September 2009. He served as Vice President – Marketing since May 2007. He was previously Vice President Marketing and Product Development for Royal Appliance Manufacturing from 2005 to 2007. He was an Independent Marketing Consultant from 2004 to 2005.

David DeBaets

Mr. David G. DeBaets is Vice President – Global Engine Operations of the company. He was Vice President - North American Operations (Engine Group) of Briggs & Stratton Corporation. Mr. DeBaets was elected to his current position effective September 2007. He served as Vice President and General Manager – Large Engine Division from September 2006 through August 2007; and as Vice President & President - Home Power Products Group from May 2006 through August 2006.

Brian Walker

Mr. Brian C. Walker will serves as Lead Independent Director of the company, effective October 16, 2013. President and Chief Executive Officer of Herman Miller, Inc., a global provider of office furniture and services. Director of Herman Miller, Inc. Mr. Walker is a sitting CEO and has experience and expertise in finance, international business, executive compensation, strategy development, and organizational and human resource matters. He has been CEO of a public company for 10 years, which is an international original equipment manufacturer that, like Briggs & Stratton, employs EVA principles in its incentive compensation plans. Mr. Walker also serves as a director of that company, previously served as its chief operating officer and chief financial officer, and is a member of the Detroit Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. He has been a certified public accountant, and received a B.S. in Accounting from Michigan State University. 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 participation as Chairman of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Finance and Executive Committees.

Jeffrey Hennion

Mr. Jeffrey R. Hennion serves as Director of the Company. Mr. Hennion will serve as a member of the class of directors whose terms of office expire at the Company's Annual Meeting of Shareholders in 2016. Mr. Hennion is the Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing and e-Commerce Officer of GNC Holdings, Inc., a specialty retailer of health and wellness products worldwide headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania .

Frank Jaehnert

Mr. Frank M. Jaehnert is a Director of the company. Mr. Jaehnert is the retired Chief Executive Officer and President of Brady Corporation, a leading provider of high performance labels and signs, safety devices, printing systems and software, headquartered in Milwaukee, WI. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Nordson Corporation.

Henrik Slipsager

Mr. Henrik C. Slipsager serves as Director of Briggs & Stratton Corp. President and Chief Executive Officer of ABM Industries, Inc., a leading provider of integrated facility solutions. Director of ABM Industries, Inc. Mr. Slipsager is a sitting CEO and has experience and expertise in finance, international business, executive compensation, regulatory matters, strategy development, and organizational and human resource matters. He has been CEO of a public company for 14 years. Mr. Slipsager also serves as a director of that company and previously served as 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 our Board of Directors.

James Humphrey

Mr. James E. Humphrey serves as Independent Director of the company. Retired Chairman of Andersen Corporation, a window and door manufacturer. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer 2009-2011. Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer 2008-2009. 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 its Floor Products America Division from 1996 to 1999. He received a B.S. degree from Millikin University. Mr. Humphrey has expertise and experience in sales and marketing, retail businesses, distribution, executive compensation, and organizational and human resource matters.

Patricia Kampling

Ms. Patricia L. Kampling is Independent Director of the company. Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Alliant Energy Corporation, a regulated investor-owned public utility holding company. Previously President and Chief Operating Officer 2011-2012. Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer 2010-2011. Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer 2009. Ms. Kampling is a sitting CEO and has expertise in finance, international business, executive compensation, operations, regulatory matters and strategy development. She also serves on the Board for the American Transmission Company, the first multi-state, transmission only utility in the United States. Ms. Kampling has been designated as an audit committee financial expert by our Board of Directors. She is a Registered Professional Engineer, has a B.A. in Economics and a B.S. in Engineering, and received her M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Chicago. Ms. Kampling’s experience in finance is valuable as a member of the Audit and Finance Committees.

Keith McLoughlin

Mr. Keith R. McLoughlin is Independent Director of the company. President and Chief Executive Officer of AB Electrolux, a manufacturer of major home appliances. Chief Operations Officer Major Appliances 2009-2010. President, Electrolux Home Products North America and Latin America 2004-2009. Mr. McLoughlin is a sitting CEO and has experience and expertise in international business, operations, selling to large retail stores, marketing, strategy development, and organizational and human resource matters. He is chief executive officer of a large international business that manufactures home appliances. His prior work experience includes general management responsibilities in an international consumer goods company. Mr. McLoughlin’s 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.

Charles Story

Mr. Charles I. Story serves as Independent Director of the company. President of ECS Group, Inc., an executive development company. President of ECS Group, Inc., an executive development company. President and Chief Executive Officer, INROADS, Inc. 1993-2005. Advisory Director of Regions Bank. 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 CEO of a human resource consulting firm for 12 years. Mr. Story has been the lead director of a public company, a director of two companies in addition to Briggs & Stratton, and a member of the audit and executive committees of another public company. He has been designated as an audit committee financial expert by our Board of Directors. Mr. Story is the former CEO of INROADS. He is Chairman of the Finance Committee and a member of the Compensation and Executive Committees. He received 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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