People: Polaris Industries Inc (PII)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Scott Wine

48 2013 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Bennett Morgan

51 2005 President, Chief Operating Officer

Michael Malone

56 2010 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President - Finance

Matthew Homan

43 2014 Corporate Executive- Global Adjacent Markets

Kenneth Pucel

48 2014 Executive Vice President- Global Operations, Engineering and Lean

Stacy Bogart

51 2010 Vice President, Compliance Officer, General Counsel, Secretary

James Williams

52 2011 Vice President - Human Resources

Todd-Michael Balan

45 2009 Vice President - Corporate Development

Michael Dougherty

47 2011 Vice President, Asia Pacific and Latin America

Stephen Eastman

50 2012 Vice President - Parts, Garments and Accessories

Michael Jonikas

54 2014 Vice President - Snowmobiles and Slingshot

Suresh Krishna

46 2014 Vice President—Europe, Middle East and Africa

David Longren

56 2011 Vice President - Off-Road Vehicles and Off-Road Vehicles Engineering

John Wiehoff

53 2013 Lead Independent Director

Annette Clayton

51 2003 Independent Director

Brian Cornell

56 2012 Independent Director

Kevin Farr

57 2013 Independent Director

Gary Hendrickson

58 2011 Independent Director

Bernd Kessler

57 2010 Independent Director

R.M. Schreck

70 2000 Independent Director

Richard Edwards

Director of Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Scott Wine

Mr. Scott W. Wine is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Polaris Industries Inc. Mr. Wine, 47, has been the Chief Executive Officer of Polaris since September 1, 2008, and was appointed as a member of our Board of Directors on October 23, 2008. He was elected Chairman of the Board on January 31, 2013. Prior to joining Polaris, Mr. Wine served for sixteen months as President of Fire Safety Americas, the Fire & Security Division of United Technologies Corporation, and prior to that time, held senior leadership positions at Danaher Corp. from 2003 to 2007, serving as President of its Jacob Vehicle Systems and Veeder-Root subsidiaries. Mr. Wine served as a Supply Officer in the U.S. Navy for seven years, and then held a number of operations and executive positions, both international and domestic, with AlliedSignal Corp.’s Aerospace Division, which became Honeywell International, Inc. after a 1999 merger with Honeywell, Inc. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of US Bancorp, Terex Corporation, Greater Twin Cities United Way, and is a member of our Technology Committee. As a proven leader with considerable experience across a variety of industries and three respected international companies, Mr. Wine has a track record of producing outstanding results. He also brings to the Board extensive expertise in mergers and acquisitions in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Mr. Wine’s knowledge of all aspects of the Company’s business as its CEO, combined with his drive for innovation and excellence, position him well to serve as Chairman of the Board and a Board member. Mr. Wine plays a key role in facilitating the communication and the flow of information between management and the directors on a regular basis.

Bennett Morgan

Mr. Bennett Jay Morgan serves as President, Chief Operating Officer of Polaris Industries Inc. Mr. Morgan has been President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company since April 2005; prior to that he was Vice President and General Manager of the ATV division of Polaris. Prior to managing the ATV division, Mr. Morgan was General Manager of PG&A for Polaris from 1997 to 2001. He joined Polaris in 1987 and spent his early career in various product development, marketing and operations management positions of increasing responsibility.

Michael Malone

Mr. Michael W. Malone serves as Chief Financial Officer, Vice President - Finance of Polaris Industries Inc. Mr. Malone has been Vice President—Finance and Chief Financial Officer of the Company since January 1997. From January 1997 to January 2010, Mr. Malone also served as Corporate Secretary. Mr. Malone was Vice President and Treasurer of the Company from December 1994 to January 1997 and was Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of a predecessor company of Polaris from January 1993 to December 1994. Prior thereto and since 1986, he was Assistant Treasurer of a predecessor company of Polaris. Mr. Malone joined Polaris in 1984 after four years with Arthur Andersen LLP.

Matthew Homan

Mr. Matthew J. Homan is President—Global Adjacent Markets of Polaris Industries Inc. Mr. Homan was promoted to President—Global Adjacent Markets in July 2014. Mr. Homan has held several key leadership positions at Polaris. Prior to his current role, most recently he was Vice President—EMEA since August 2011, Vice President—Off-Road Vehicles since August 2008, and General Manager of Side-by-Sides since December 2005. Mr. Homan joined Polaris in 2002 as Director of Marketing for the ATV division. Prior to working at Polaris, Mr. Homan spent nearly seven years at General Mills, Inc. working in various marketing and brand management positions.

Kenneth Pucel

Mr. Kenneth J. Pucel is Executive Vice President—Global Operations, Engineering and Lean of Polaris Industries Inc., effective December 2014. Prior to joining Polaris, Mr. Pucel was with Boston Scientific Corporation (BSC), a global provider of medical solutions. Most recently, Mr. Pucel held the position of Executive Vice President of Global Operations, Quality and Technology and was a member of BSC’s Executive Committee from 2004 to 2014. Since 2004, he managed BSC’s manufacturing facilities, supply chain and numerous distributions centers; in 2010, he added responsibility for enterprise-wide Lean and research and development activities.

Stacy Bogart

Ms. Stacy L. Bogart is Vice President, Compliance Officer, General Counsel, Secretary of Polaris Industries Inc. Ms. Bogart has been Vice President—General Counsel and Compliance Officer of Polaris since November 2009 and Corporate Secretary since January 2010. From February 2009 to November 2009, Ms. Bogart was General Counsel of Liberty Diversified International. From October 1999 until February 2009, Ms. Bogart held several positions at The Toro Company, including Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary. Before joining The Toro Company, Ms. Bogart was a Senior Attorney for Honeywell Inc.

James Williams

Mr. James P. Williams is Vice President - Human Resources of Polaris Industries Inc., since April 2011. Prior to joining Polaris, Mr. Williams was Vice President of Human Resources for Cooper Industries, a diversified manufacturing Company, since 2006. Between 2005 and 2006, Mr. Williams was Vice President of Human Resources for Danaher Corp. Previous to that, Mr. Williams held various executive positions of increasing responsibility with Honeywell Inc. from 1995 to 2005. Prior to that, Mr. Williams held a number of posts in Human Resources with Monsanto and General Motors Corporation.

Todd-Michael Balan

Mr. Todd-Michael Balan is Vice President - Corporate Development of Polaris Industries Inc. Mr. Balan joined Polaris in July 2009 as Vice President—Corporate Development. Prior to joining Polaris, Mr. Balan was Director of Marketing and Strategy for United Technologies Corporation's Fire & Security business from 2007 to June 2009. Prior to that, Mr. Balan held various marketing, general management, business development, and strategy roles within Danaher Corp. from 2001 to 2007. Mr. Balan’s work history also includes various strategy, marketing, and sales management roles with Emerson Electric and Colfax Corporation.

Michael Dougherty

Mr. Michael D. Dougherty is Vice President, Asia Pacific and Latin America of Polaris Industries Inc. Mr. Dougherty has been Vice President—Asia Pacific and Latin America since August 2011. Mr. Dougherty joined the company in 1998 as International Sales Manager, and has held several positions, including Vice President of Global New Market Development and Vice President and General Manager of the ATV division during his tenure. Prior to Polaris, Mr. Dougherty was employed at Trident Medical International, a trading company.

Stephen Eastman

Mr. Stephen L. Eastman is Vice President - Parts, Garments and Accessories of Polaris Industries Inc. Mr. Eastman has been Vice President—Parts, Garments and Accessories since February 2012. Prior to joining Polaris, Mr. Eastman was President of Target.com for Target Corporation, a general merchandise retailer, from July 2008 to October 2011. Prior to that, Mr. Eastman held several leadership positions at Target Corporation since 1982 in various areas, including General Merchandising, Consumer Electronics, Inventory Management and Merchandise Planning Operations.

Michael Jonikas

Mr. Michael P. Jonikas serves as Vice President - Snowmobiles and Slingshot of Polaris Industries Inc. Mr. Jonikas has been Vice President of Snowmobiles since August 2011. Mr. Jonikas was Vice President of Sales and Marketing beginning in November 2007 until January 2014 when he assumed the role of Vice President of Snowmobiles and Slingshot. Mr. Jonikas was also previously Vice President—On-Road Vehicles from May 2009 to August 2011. Mr. Jonikas joined Polaris in 2000, and has held several key roles including Director of Product and Marketing Management for the ATV division and General Manager of Side-by-Sides. Prior to joining Polaris, Mr. Jonikas spent 12 years at General Mills, Inc. in numerous general management positions.

Suresh Krishna

Mr. Suresh Krishna is Vice President—Europe, Middle East and Africa of Polaris Industries Inc. Mr. Krishna became Vice President—Europe, Middle East and Africa in July 2014. Prior to this, Mr. Krishna was Vice President—Global Operations and Integration since September 2010, and Vice President—Supply Chain and Integration since March 2010. Before Mr. Krishna joined Polaris, he was Vice President Global Operations, Supply Chain and IT for a division of United Technologies Corporation's Fire & Security business where he was responsible for significant operations in China, Mexico, the United States and Europe from August 2007 to March 2010. Prior to United Technologies Corporation, Mr. Krishna worked for Diageo, a global producer of famous drink brands as Vice President Supply Chain for its North American business from February 2002 to July 2007.

David Longren

Mr. David C. Longren is Vice President - Off-Road Vehicles and Off-Road Vehicles Engineering of Polaris Industries Inc., since August 2011. Prior to this, Mr. Longren was Chief Technical Officer since May 2006. Mr. Longren joined Polaris in January 2003 as the Director of Engineering for the ATV Division. Prior to joining Polaris, Mr. Longren was a Vice President in the Weapons Systems Division of Alliant Techsystems and Vice President, Engineering and Marketing at Blount Sporting Equipment Group.

John Wiehoff

Mr. John P. Wiehoff is Lead Independent Director of Polaris Industries Inc. Mr. Wiehoff, has been Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of C.H. Robinson Worldwide since 2007 and Chief Executive Officer of that company since May 2002, following a three-year succession process during which he was named President in 1999. He has been a member of the C.H. Robinson Board of Directors since December 2001. He was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from June 1998 to December 1999. Previous positions with C.H. Robinson include Treasurer and Corporate Controller. Prior to joining C.H. Robinson in 1992, he was employed by Arthur Andersen LLP. Mr. Wiehoff also serves on the Board of Directors of Donaldson Company, Inc. Mr. Wiehoff is our Lead Director, is a member of our Audit Committee and serves as the Chair of our Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. Mr. Wiehoff is an experienced financial leader with skills necessary to serve on our Audit Committee. His previous position as Chief Financial Officer of C.H. Robinson and employment at Arthur Andersen make him a valuable asset to our Board of Directors, Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee and Audit Committee, and his exposure to complex financial issues with large corporations makes him a skilled advisor. His expertise as a chief executive officer and expertise in logistics adds significant value to the Board.

Annette Clayton

Ms. Annette K. Clayton is Independent Director of Polaris Industries Inc., since 2003. Ms. Clayton, has been the Chief Supply Chain Officer for Schneider Electric since May 2011, where she leads a 12 billion euro global supply chain operation comprised of 80,000 employees, more than 250 manufacturing factories and over 100 distribution centers. She oversees Customer Satisfaction & Quality, Safety, Environment and Real Estate, and is a member of the Executive Committee. From 2006 to 2011, Ms. Clayton led Dell Inc.'s supply chain transformation and oversaw the global manufacturing and fulfillment operations. She was responsible for the commercial order management and customer care operations in sixteen countries. From 1983 to 2006, she worked for General Motors Corporation in senior management positions in engineering and production, including President, Saturn Corporation, as a member of the North American Strategy Board, and Vice President, Quality. As President of Saturn Corporation, Ms. Clayton gained experience leading a large corporation, which included overseeing strategic direction and financial accountability as well as profit and loss responsibility. With many years of experience running large scale supply chain manufacturing companies with global presence, Ms. Clayton brings to the Board expertise in supply chain, supply chain strategy, global expansion and various channel expansions, including the consumer durables area. Ms. Clayton also has many years of experience in engineering, production and manufacturing.

Brian Cornell

Mr. Brian C. Cornell is Independent Director of Polaris Industries Inc. Mr. Cornell, has been the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Target Corporation since August 2014, is responsible for Target's global business, including over 1,900 stores and Target.com, and more than 361,000 employees. Prior to joining Target, Mr. Cornell was the Chief Executive Officer of Pepsico Americas Foods at Pepsico, Inc. since March 2012. He served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Sam's Club and Executive Vice President of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. from April 2009 to January 2012. From June 2007 to April 2009, Mr. Cornell served as the Chief Executive Officer of Michaels Stores Inc. He served as the Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President of Safeway Inc. from April 2004 to June 2007. Mr. Cornell is a former member of the Board of Directors at Centerplate, Inc., OfficeMax Inc., Kirin-Tropicana Inc., and The Home Depot, Inc. He also serves on the Board of Visitors for the U.C.L.A. Anderson School of Management, the YMCA of Greater New York and the Grocery Manufacturers Association. Mr. Cornell serves on our Compensation Committee and Technology Committee. Mr. Cornell’s experience as Chief Executive Officer provides expertise in corporate leadership as well as significant experience in consumer products marketing and general management.

Kevin Farr

Mr. Kevin M. Farr, CPA, is Independent Director of Polaris Industries Inc. Mr. Farr, has been the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Mattel, Inc., a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of toys and family products, since February 2000, where he is responsible for Mattel’s worldwide financial operations, as well as strategic planning; corporate development, including mergers and acquisitions; information technology; corporate communications; and government affairs. Prior to being named CFO in 2000, Mr. Farr served as Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller from September 1996 to February 2000. From 1991 to 1996, he served in various roles in Tax, including Vice President, Tax from 1993 to 1996. He joined Mattel in 1991 as Director of Taxes. Prior to Mattel, Mr. Farr spent 10 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers. He serves on the Corporate Advisory Board of the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. He previously served on the Beckman Coulter Board from 2004 to 2011. With many years of experience in executive leadership roles, Mr. Farr brings to the Board expertise in financial operations, business development and corporate strategy. As a past director for a public company, Mr. Farr also provides significant board experience. Mr. Farr is the Chair of our Audit Committee and a member of our Technology Committee.

Gary Hendrickson

Mr. Gary E. Hendrickson is Independent Director of Polaris Industries Inc., since April 28, 2011. Mr. Hendrickson, has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Valspar Corporation, a global paints and coatings manufacturer, since June 2011 and was its President and Chief Operating Officer from February 2008 to June 2011. From 2005 to February 2008, Mr. Hendrickson served as the Senior Vice President responsible for several significant business divisions and President, Asia Pacific of The Valspar Corporation and was the Group Vice President, Global Wood Coatings and President, Asia Pacific of The Valspar Corporation from 2004 to 2005. Prior to that, he served as Corporate Vice President and President, Asia Pacific of The Valspar Corporation from 2001 to 2004. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of The Valspar Corporation since 2009, and was named Chairman of the Board in 2012. Mr. Hendrickson serves as the Chair of our Compensation Committee and is also a member of our Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. Mr. Hendrickson’s experience as president and chief executive officer of a global company provides expertise in corporate leadership and development and execution of business growth strategy. Mr. Hendrickson also brings to the Board significant global experience and knowledge of competitive strategy and international competition. As a past director for other public companies, Mr. Hendrickson also provides significant board experience.

Bernd Kessler

Mr. Bernd F. Kessler is Independent Director of Polaris Industries Inc. Mr. Kessler, was the Chief Executive Officer of SRTechnics AG from January 2008 through January 2010. SRTechnics is a privately-held aircraft, component and engine service provider with facilities located in Switzerland, Ireland, Great Britain, France, Spain, Malta and China. From September 2004 through October 2007, Mr. Kessler was the President and Chief Executive Officer of MTU Aero Engines AG, in Munich, Germany, an aero engine design, development, manufacturing and service company, where he was instrumental in preparing the company for a successful initial public offering on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Prior to September 2004, Mr. Kessler held management and executive positions for 20 years at Honeywell International, Inc. and its preceding company AlliedSignal Corp. Among other roles, he led Honeywell’s Aerospace aftermarket services business with 27 facilities around the world. Mr. Kessler also serves on the Board of JorAMCo Ltd. in Amman, Jordan, Flowcastings GmbH in Trebur, Germany and Zitec GMBH in Plettling, Germany. Mr. Kessler is a member of our Audit Committee, Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee, and our Technology Committee. Mr. Kessler is based in Europe and has extensive experience in international management and mergers and acquisitions. Through his employment at Honeywell International, Mr. Kessler obtained skills in talent and organization development, engineering and operations management and the ability to build strong and lasting customer relationships. He is recognized as an industry leader in the global aerospace and defense markets, which will be helpful as we strive to grow our military and international business. His experience in operations, service and global business are expected to be a key asset to us as we continue to increase our sales globally and strive to increase operational efficiency.

R.M. Schreck

Mr. R.M. Schreck is Independent Director of Polaris Industries Inc. Mr. Schreck, is a licensed professional engineer and retired Vice President, Technology, General Electric Company. He recently retired from the University of Louisville Speed School of Engineering, where he served as an academic program director until 2014, and consults through his business, RMS Engineering, LLC. Mr. Schreck also serves as a director of the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation, a private, nonprofit organization. Mr. Schreck serves as the Chair of our Technology Committee and is also a member of our Audit Committee and our Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. He has over 35 years of experience in engineering and product development as well as in large scale manufacturing processes. He also brings knowledge of the latest practices in technology and innovation to our boardroom. Mr. Schreck’s expertise in consumer durables design and manufacturing makes him a key contributor to our Board in the product area and as the Chair of the Technology Committee.

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