People: Thor Industries Inc (THO)

THO on New York Consolidated

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19 Sep 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Peter Orthwein

68 2013 Executive Chairman of the Board

Robert Martin

43 2013 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Colleen Zuhl

45 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President

W. Todd Woelfer

46 2012 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Kenneth Julian

46 2011 Vice President - Human Resources

Jeff Tryka

43 2013 Director - Corporate Development and Investor Relations

Geoffrey Thompson

73 2007 Lead Independent Director

Wilson Jones

52 2014 Director

Andrew Graves

54 2010 Independent Director

J. Allen Kosowsky

65 2010 Independent Director

Alan Siegel

78 1983 Independent Director

Jan Suwinski

72 1999 Independent Director

James Ziemer

64 2010 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Peter Orthwein

Mr. Peter B. Orthwein is Executive Chairman of the Board of Thor Industries, Inc. Mr. Orthwein, a co-founder of our Company, currently serves as Executive Chairman of the Board, having been appointed to this position in August of 2013, having previously served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from November 2009 to July 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 2009, and Treasurer of our Company from 1980 to November 2009.

Robert Martin

Mr. Robert W. Martin is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Thor Industries, Inc., since August 1, 2013. Mr. Martin has been with our Company since 2001 when we acquired Keystone RV where he worked since July 1998. Mr. Martin currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer. Upon his promotion to Chief Executive Officer on August 1, 2013, Mr. Martin was named as a member of the Board of Directors. Pursuant to the Company’s Bylaws, Mr. Martin is required to run for election at the first scheduled election of directors. From August 2012 to July 2013, Mr. Martin served as the Company’s Chief Operating Officer and President. Mr. Martin previously served as President of our RV Group from January 2012 to August 2012. Previous to becoming President of our RV Group, Mr. Martin was President of Keystone RV from January 2010 to January 2012 and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Keystone RV from January 2007 to January 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.

Colleen Zuhl

Mrs. Colleen A. Zuhl is Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of Thor Industries, Inc. Mrs. Zuhl joined our Company in June of 2011, currently serving as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to accepting her role as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in October 2013, Mrs. Zuhl served the Company as Vice President and Controller from February 2013 to October 2013, Interim Chief Financial Officer from October 2012 to February 2013, and Director of Finance from 2011 to 2012. Prior to joining our Company, Mrs. Zuhl served as Chief Financial Officer of All American Group, Inc. (formerly known as Coachmen Industries, Inc.) from August 2006 to June 2011.

W. Todd Woelfer

Mr. W. Todd Woelfer is Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of Thor Industries, Inc. Mr. Woelfer joined our Company in August 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 2007 through May 2010, Mr. Woelfer served as General Counsel to Coachmen Industries, Inc., then a recreational vehicle and manufactured housing company listed on the NYSE.

Kenneth Julian

Mr. Kenneth D. Julian is Vice President - Human Resources of Thor industries Inc. Mr. Julian has been with our Company since March 2004, currently serving as Vice President of Human Resources since July 2009. Mr. Julian previously served as Vice President of Administration of Keystone RV from March 2004 to June 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 1989 to March 2004.

Jeff Tryka

Mr. Jeff Tryka is Director - Corporate Development and Investor Relations 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.

Geoffrey Thompson

Mr. Geoffrey A. Thompson is Lead Independent Director of Thor Industries, Inc. Mr. Thompson is the retired Chief Executive Officer of Marine Midland Banks, Inc., where he served as President from 1985 to 1992 and Chief Executive Officer from 1987 to 1992. After serving with Marine Midland Banks, Inc., Mr. Thompson worked as an independent business consultant and served as a principal at Kohlberg & Company and, from 2004 to 2010, was a partner of Palisades Advisors, LLC, a private equity firm. Mr. Thompson served on the board of directors of Stoneleigh Partners Acquisition Corp. from 2006 to 2009 and HSBC plc, one of the world’s five banks, from 1984 to 1992.

Wilson Jones

Mr. Wilson R. Jones is appointed as Director of Thor Industries inc., effective August 1, 2014. Wilson Jones currently serves as President and Chief Operating Officer of Oshkosh Corporation, a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of specialty access equipment as well as commercial, fire and emergency vehicles. In his role, Jones leads and directs all aspects of Oshkosh's Access Equipment, Fire & Emergency and Commercial segments, along with the company's Asian operations. Prior to Oshkosh, Jones served in a variety of sales and marketing roles at a number of specialty vehicle manufacturers including Akron Brass Company, fire truck manufacturer Emergency One, Inc., ambulance maker Wheeled Coach and school bus producer Bluebird Body Company. Jones holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of North Texas.

Andrew Graves

Mr. Andrew E. Graves is an Independent Director of Thor Industries, Inc. He is President of Brunswick Boat Group, a division of the Brunswick Corporation, an NYSE company. He has been with Brunswick since 2005. Prior to that, 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.

J. Allen Kosowsky

Mr. J. Allen Kosowsky CPA., is an Independent Director of Thor Industries, Inc., since March 11, 2010. Mr. Kosowsky 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 2003 to February 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.

Alan Siegel

Mr. Alan Siegel is an 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.

Jan Suwinski

Mr. Jan H. Suwinski is an Independent Director of Thor Industries, Inc., since July 1999. He joined the faculty in July 1996 and is currently Clinical Professor of Management and Operations at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University. 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 a director of Tellabs, Inc. and ACI Worldwide, Inc. Mr. Suwinski served on the board of directors of Ohio Casualty Group, Inc. from 2002 to 2007.

James Ziemer

Mr. James L. Ziemer is an 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 served as President of The Harley-Davidson Foundation, Inc. from 1993 to 2006. Mr. Ziemer is currently a director of Textron, Inc.

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