People: Briggs & Stratton Corp (BGG)

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21 Aug 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Todd Teske

49 2010 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

David Rodgers

42 2010 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

William Reitman

57 2013 Senior Vice President, Managing Director - Europe

Harold Redman

48 2010 Senior Vice President, President - Products Group

Joseph Wright

54 2010 Senior Vice President, President - Engines Group

David DeBaets

50 2007 Vice President - North American Operations (Engine Group)

Robert Heath

65 2010 Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Edward Wajda

53 2011 Vice President, General Manager - International

Andrea Golvach

41 2011 Vice President, Treasurer

Randall Carpenter

56 2009 Vice President - Marketing

Brian Walker

51 2013 Lead Independent Director

Frank Jaehnert

56 2014 Director

Henrik Slipsager

59 2012 Director

William Achtmeyer

58 2003 Independent Director

James Humphrey

67 2010 Independent Director

Patricia Kampling

54 2011 Independent Director

Keith McLoughlin

58 2007 Independent Director

Charles Story

59 1994 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Todd Teske

Mr. Todd J. Teske is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Briggs & Stratton Corporation. 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.

David Rodgers

Mr. David J. Rodgers serves as Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Briggs & Stratton Corporation. Mr. Rodgers was elected as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective June 28, 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.

William Reitman

Mr. William H. Reitman is Senior Vice President, Managing Director - Europe of Briggs & Stratton Corporation. He previously served as 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.

Harold Redman

Mr. Harold L. Redman is Senior Vice President, President - Products Group of Briggs & Stratton Corporation. Mr. Redman was elected to his current position in October 2010. He previously 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.

Joseph Wright

Mr. Joseph C. Wright is Senior Vice President, President - Engines Group of Briggs & Stratton Corporation. Mr. Wright was elected to his current position in October 2010. He previously served as Senior Vice President and President – Engine Power Products Group since May 2006 after serving as Vice President and President – Yard Power Products Group since September 2005. He also served as Vice President and General Manager – Lawn and Garden Division from September 2004 to September 2005. He was elected an executive officer effective September 2002.

David DeBaets

Mr. David G. DeBaets is 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 since April 2000.

Robert Heath

Mr. Robert F. Heath is Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Briggs & Stratton Corporation. Mr. Heath was elected to his current position effective February 2010. He previously was elected as Secretary January 2002. He has served as Vice President and General Counsel since January 2001.

Edward Wajda

Mr. Edward J. Wajda is Vice President, General Manager - International of Briggs & Stratton Corporation. Mr. Wajda was elected to his current position effective 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.

Andrea Golvach

Ms. Andrea L. Golvach is Vice President, Treasurer of Briggs & Stratton Corporation. 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 Briggs & Stratton Corporation. 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.

Brian Walker

Mr. Brian C. Walker will serves as Lead Independent Director of Briggs & Stratton Corporation., 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 9 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 designated as an audit committee financial expert by our Board of Directors, 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 Audit and Executive Committees.

Frank Jaehnert

Mr. Frank M. Jaehnert is a Director of Briggs & Stratton Corporation. 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 has been appointed 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 13 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.

William Achtmeyer

Mr. William F. Achtmeyer serves as Independent Director of Briggs & Stratton Corporation. Chairman, Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer of The Parthenon Group LLC, a leading strategic advisory and principal investment firm. Chairman, Managing Partner, President and Chief Executive Officer 2000-2010. Mr. Achtmeyer is a sitting CEO and has experience and expertise in the fields of international business, executive compensation, marketing, strategy development, and organizational and human resource matters. He is managing partner of a consulting firm that advises numerous companies, including those in consumer, retail and industrial businesses, concerning marketing and distribution strategies, cost improvement programs, mergers and acquisitions, and other subjects. Such experience and expertise enable Mr. Achtmeyer to make valuable contributions to Board deliberations, especially those concerning the company’s strategic plan and annual operating plans. Mr. Achtmeyer received an M.B.A. degree from The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and was Chairman of the Board of Overseers at the school from 2001 to 2012.

James Humphrey

Mr. James E. Humphrey serves as Independent Director of Briggs & Stratton Corporation. 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. President and Chief Executive Officer 2003-2008. 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 Briggs & Stratton Corporation. 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. Vice President and Treasurer 2007-2008. 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 RMT, a specialized clean energy construction and engineering firm, and 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 Briggs & Stratton Corporation. 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 Briggs & Stratton Corporation. President of ECS Group, Inc., an executive development company. President and Chief Executive Officer, INROADS, Inc. 1993-2005. Advisory Director of Regions Bank. Previously a director of ChoicePoint, Inc. 1997-2008 and INROADS, Inc. 1993-2005. 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 Executive Committee. 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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