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Briggs & Stratton Corp (BGG)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Todd Teske

51 2010 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Mark Schwertfeger

39 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Harold Redman

51 2014 Senior Vice President & President – Turf & Consumer Products

William Reitman

60 2015 Senior Vice President, President - Global Support

David Rodgers

45 2015 Senior Vice President, President - Engines Group

Edward Wajda

56 2015 Senior Vice President & President – Standby/Job Site Products

Kathryn Buono

54 2015 Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Andrea Golvach

45 2011 Vice President, Treasurer

David Frank

2016 Vice President of Commercial Engine Sales

Randall Carpenter

59 2009 Vice President – Corporate Marketing

David DeBaets

53 2015 Vice President – Global Engine Operations

Brian Walker

54 2013 Lead Independent Director

Jeffrey Hennion

49 2015 Independent Director

James Humphrey

70 2010 Independent Director

Frank Jaehnert

58 2014 Independent Director

Patricia Kampling

57 2011 Independent Director

Keith McLoughlin

61 2007 Independent Director

Henrik Slipsager

61 2012 Independent Director

Charles Story

62 1994 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Todd Teske

Mr. Todd J. Teske is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. 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 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. 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. 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.

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 17, 2015. He previously served as Vice President & Controller (an executive officer position) from 2014 to August 2015; as 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.

Harold Redman

Mr. Harold L. Redman is Senior Vice President & President – Turf & Consumer Products of the Company. 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.

William Reitman

Mr. William H. Reitman is Senior Vice President, President - Global Support of the Company. He served as Senior Vice President & President - Global Service from 2015 to 2016; as Senior Vice President - Managing Director Europe & Global Service from 2014 to 2015; as Senior Vice President & Managing Director - Europe from 2013 to 2014; as Senior Vice President - Business Development & Customer Support 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; and as Vice President - Sales & Marketing from 2004 to 2006.

David Rodgers

Mr. David J. Rodgers is Senior Vice President, President - Engines Group of the Company. He previously served as Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer from 2010 to 2015 and as Vice President - Finance from February 2010 to June 2010. He served as Controller from 2006 to February 2010 and was elected an executive officer in 2007. Prior to joining Briggs & Stratton, he was employed by Roundy’s Supermarkets, Inc. as Vice President - Corporate Controller from 2005 to 2006 and Vice President - Retail Controller from 2003 to 2005.

Edward Wajda

Mr. Edward J. Wajda is Senior Vice President & President – Standby/Job Site Products of the Company. He previously served as Senior Vice President & President - Standby/Job Site Products & International from 2014 to 2015; as Senior Vice President & General Manager - International from 2013 to 2014; and as Vice President & General Manager- International from 2008 to 2013. Mr. Wajda was elected as an executive officer in 2011. Prior to joining Briggs & Stratton, he held the position of Senior Vice President - Global Medical Vehicle Group for Oshkosh Corporation.

Kathryn Buono

Ms. Kathryn M. Buono is Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. Ms. Buono was elected to her position effective April 2015. 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.

David Frank

Mr. David Frank is Vice President of Commercial Engine Sales of the Company. He served as the vice president of sales and marketing for Subaru Industrial Power Products division. Frank administered all engine, generator and pump sales, as well as new product development.

Randall Carpenter

Mr. Randall R. Carpenter is Vice President – Corporate Marketing of the Company. Mr. Carpenter 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.

David DeBaets

Mr. David G. DeBaets is Vice President – Global Engine Operations of the Company. 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 2006 to 2007.

Brian Walker

Mr. Brian C. Walker is Lead Independent Director of the Company. 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 also serves as a director of that company, previously served as its chief operating officer and chief financial officer, and was previously 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 Chair of the Compensation Committee and as a member of the Finance and Executive Committees. Mr. Walker also serves as the lead independent director of Briggs & Stratton’s Board of Directors.

Jeffrey Hennion

Mr. Jeffrey R. Hennion is Independent Director of the Company. He is Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing and e-Commerce Officer of GNC Holdings, Inc., a global specialty retailer of health and wellness products, since 2014. 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.

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 its Floor Products America Division. He received 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 Itron, Inc. 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 received the equivalent of an M.B.A. degree from the University of Stuttgart, Germany, and has been designated as an audit committee financial expert by the Board of Directors.

Patricia Kampling

Ms. Patricia L. Kampling is Independent Director of the Company. She 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. 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 multistate, transmission only utility in the United States. Ms. Kampling has been designated as an audit committee financial expert by the Board of Directors. She has a B.A. in Economics and a B.S. in Engineering from Swarthmore College, and received her M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Chicago.

Keith McLoughlin

Mr. Keith R. McLoughlin is 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 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. He is President of ECS Group, Inc., an executive development company, since 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 President and CEO of INROADS, Inc., an international 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 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).