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Thor Industries Inc (THO)

THO on New York Consolidated

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Peter Orthwein

70 2013 Executive Chairman of the Board

Robert Martin

47 2013 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Colleen Zuhl

50 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

W. Todd Woelfer

47 2012 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Kenneth Julian

49 2014 Vice President of Administration and Human Resources

Jan Suwinski

75 2014 Lead Independent Director

Andrew Graves

57 2010 Independent Director

Wilson Jones

55 2014 Independent Director

J. Allen Kosowsky

68 2010 Independent Director

Alan Siegel

81 1983 Independent Director

James Ziemer

67 2010 Independent Director

Jeff Tryka

45 2013 Director of Corporate Development

Biographies

Name Description

Peter Orthwein

Mr. Peter Busch Orthwein is Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. He having been appointed to this position in August of 2013 and having previously served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from November of 2009 to July of 2013. Mr. Orthwein has served as a director of our Company since its founding in 1980, Chairman of our Company from 1980 to 1986, Vice Chairman of our Company from 1986 to November of 2009, and Treasurer of our Company from 1980 to November of 2009. Our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and Board believe that his extensive experience with our Company and the industry make him an asset to our Board.

Robert Martin

Mr. Robert W. Martin is President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Thor Industries, Inc., since August 1, 2013. He has been with our Company since 2001 when we acquired Keystone RV where he worked since July of 1998. Mr. Martin currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer. From August of 2012 to July of 2013, Mr. Martin served as the Company’s President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Martin previously served as President of our RV Group from January of 2012 to August of 2012. Prior to becoming President of our RV Group, Mr. Martin was President of Keystone RV from January of 2010 to January of 2012 and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Keystone RV from January of 2007 to January of 2010. Mr. Martin has held various positions with Keystone RV, including Vice President of Sales and General Manager of Sales. Prior to joining Keystone RV, Mr. Martin held positions at Coachmen Industries, Inc., a former recreational vehicle and manufactured housing company. Our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and Board believe that his extensive experience with our Company and the industry make him an asset to our Board.

Colleen Zuhl

Mrs. Colleen A. Zuhl is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Thor Industries, Inc. She a Certified Public Accountant, joined our Company in June of 2011, currently serving as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to accepting her role as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in October of 2013, Mrs. Zuhl served the Company as Vice President and Controller from February of 2013 to October of 2013, Interim Chief Financial Officer from October of 2012 to February of 2013, and Director of Finance from June of 2011 to October of 2012. Prior to joining our Company, Mrs. Zuhl served as Chief Financial Officer of All American Group, Inc. (formerly known as Coachmen Industries, Inc.), then a recreational vehicle and manufactured housing company listed on the NYSE, from August of 2006 to June of 2011.

W. Todd Woelfer

Mr. W. Todd Woelfer is Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of Thor Industries, Inc. He joined our Company in August of 2012, serving as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary. Prior to joining our Company, Mr. Woelfer served as managing partner of May Oberfell Lorber where his practice focused on advising corporate clients. From May of 2007 through May of 2010, Mr. Woelfer served as General Counsel to All American Group, Inc. (formerly known as Coachmen Industries, Inc.), then a recreational vehicle and manufactured housing company listed on the NYSE.

Kenneth Julian

Mr. Kenneth D. Julian is Vice President of Administration and Human Resources of Thor industries Inc. He has been with our Company since March of 2004, currently serving as Vice President of Administration and Human Resources. Mr. Julian served as Vice President, Human Resources from July of 2009 until August of 2014. Mr. Julian previously served as Vice President of Administration of Keystone RV from March of 2004 to June of 2009. Prior to joining our Company, Mr. Julian served as the Director of Operations and Human Resources, as well as Corporate Secretary, for Ascot Enterprises, Inc. from February of 1989 to March of 2004.

Jan Suwinski

Mr. Jan H. Suwinski is Lead Independent Director of Thor Industries, Inc. He joined the faculty of the Samuel-Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University in July of 1996 and served as its Clinical Professor of Management and Operations, where he co-taught the Strategic Operations Immersion course, as well as courses in Business Strategy and Strategic Alliances. Mr. Suwinski retired from the faculty in June of 2016. Starting in 1965, Mr. Suwinski served in a variety of managerial roles at Corning, Incorporated, a global manufacturing company. From 1990 to 1996, Mr. Suwinski was Executive Vice President, Opto Electronics Group at Corning, Incorporated and, from 1992 to 1996, Mr. Suwinski was Chairman of Siecor, a Siemens/ Corning joint venture. Mr. Suwinski is currently a director of ACI Worldwide, Inc. and formerly a director of Tellabs, Inc. Mr. Suwinski served on the board of directors of Ohio Casualty Group, Inc. from 2002 to 2007. Our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and Board believe that his management experience and his significant public company board experience make him an asset to our Board.

Andrew Graves

Mr. Andrew E. Graves is Independent Director of Thor Industries, Inc. in December of 2010. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Motorsport Aftermarket Group, a leading manufacturer, distributor, and on-line retailer of aftermarket products for the powersports industry. He joined this privately-held group in January of 2015. Previously, Mr. Graves served as the President of Brunswick Boat Group, a division of the Brunswick Corporation, an NYSE company. He was with Brunswick from 2005-2014. Prior to his time with Brunswick, Mr. Graves was President of Dresser Flow Solutions, a maker of flow control products, measurement systems, and power systems, from 2003 to 2005, and before that he was President and Chief Operating Officer of Federal Signal Corporation. Our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and Board believe that his extensive management experience in a related consumer durable business whose products are distributed through a dealer network makes him an asset to our Board.

Wilson Jones

Mr. Wilson R. Jones is Independent Director of Thor Industries inc., effective August 1, 2014. He is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Oshkosh Corporation. Mr. Jones joined Oshkosh Corporation in 2005 and held senior leadership positions in the Fire & Emergency Segment until July of 2007 when he became President of Pierce Manufacturing, Inc. From September of 2008 to September of 2010, Mr. Jones held the position of Executive Vice President and President of the Fire & Emergency segment. From September of 2010 to August of 2012, Mr. Jones led the Access Equipment Segment as Executive Vice President and President, the largest business segment of the company, until his appointment to President and Chief Operating Officer. He was named President and Chief Executive Officer in January of 2016. Our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee believe his experience in specialty vehicles and management experience make him an asset to our Board.

J. Allen Kosowsky

Mr. J. Allen Kosowsky CPA., is Independent Director of Thor Industries, Inc., since March 11, 2010. He is a certified public accountant who since 1985 has conducted business through his own advisory firm. The firm provides services that include business and intellectual property valuations, forensic accounting and financial analysis, and alternative dispute resolutions. From January of 2003 to February of 2010, Mr. Kosowsky served as the Chairman of the board of directors and Chairman of the audit committee for ON2 Technologies Inc., a U.S. based video compression software company, which was acquired by Google, Inc. On September 17, 2016, Mr. Kosowsky became a National Association of Corporate Directors fellow. Our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and Board believe that his extensive accounting experience and his financial expertise and training, which qualify him as an “audit committee financial expert”, make him an asset to our Board.

Alan Siegel

Mr. Alan Siegel is Independent Director of Thor Industries, Inc. since September 1983. He is a retired partner of the law firm of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP and currently serves as an officer and director of The Thompson Family Foundation, Inc., a charitable foundation created by Wade F. B. Thompson, the deceased co-founder of the Company. Mr. Siegel previously served as non-executive Chairman of the board of directors of The Wet Seal, Inc., a national retailer. He has also served on the board of directors of several other public and private companies, including Ermenegildo Zegna, AXA RE, and Southern Starr Broadcasting Group, Inc. Mr. Siegel is currently a Trustee of the Museum of the City of New York. Our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and Board believe that his experience with our Company and his legal and business background make him an asset to our Board.

James Ziemer

Mr. James L. Ziemer is Independent Director of Thor Industries, Inc. He was the President, Chief Executive Officer, and a director of Harley-Davidson, Inc. from 2005 to 2009. Mr. Ziemer joined Harley-Davidson in 1969 and held a series of positions in manufacturing, engineering, accounting, parts and accessories, and finance. From 1991 until his election as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Harley-Davidson in 2005, he served as the Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Ziemer also served as President of The Harley-Davidson Foundation, Inc. from 1993 to 2006. Mr. Ziemer is currently a director of Textron, Inc. Our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and Board believe that Mr. Ziemer’s substantial management experience as a chief executive officer of a public company and his financial expertise and training, which qualify him as an “audit committee financial expert”, make him an asset to our Board.

Jeff Tryka

Mr. Jeff Tryka CFA is Director of Corporate Development of Thor Industries Inc., since September 11, 2013. He has been involved in the RV industry for more than a decade, first as an equity analyst in the late 1990s and later as Director of Investor Relations at Coachmen Industries, Inc. He has been serving in the Investor Relations function at Thor on a consulting basis since October 2012. Mr. Tryka holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and earned an MBA in Finance from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and a bachelor's degree in Accounting from Bucknell University.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Peter Orthwein

1,452,420

Robert Martin

9,320,160

Colleen Zuhl

2,198,580

W. Todd Woelfer

1,908,140

Kenneth Julian

1,623,640

Jan Suwinski

265,370

Andrew Graves

225,370

Wilson Jones

225,370

J. Allen Kosowsky

235,370

Alan Siegel

225,370

James Ziemer

245,370

Jeff Tryka

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As Of  30 Jul 2016