People: Thor Industries Inc (THO.N)

THO.N on New York Stock Exchange

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26 Dec 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Peter Orthwein

69 2013 Executive Chairman of the Board

Robert Martin

45 2013 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Colleen Zuhl

48 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President

W. Todd Woelfer

47 2012 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Kenneth Julian

47 2014 Vice President of Human Resources, Vice President - Administration

Jan Suwinski

73 2014 Lead Independent Director

Wilson Jones

53 2014 Director

Andrew Graves

55 2010 Independent Director

J. Allen Kosowsky

66 2010 Independent Director

Alan Siegel

79 1983 Independent Director

James Ziemer

64 2010 Independent Director

Jeff Tryka

44 2013 Director - Corporate Development and Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Peter Orthwein

Mr. Peter B. Orthwein a co-founder of our Company, currently serves as Executive Chairman of the Board Thor Industries Inc., having been appointed to this position in August of 2013, 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.

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 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 Chief Operating Officer and President. 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.

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 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 Coachmen Industries, Inc., then a recreational vehicle and manufactured housing company listed on the NYSE.

Kenneth Julian

Mr. Kenneth D. Julian is Vice President, Administration and Human Resources of Thor industries Inc. Mr. Julian has been with our Company since March of 2004, currently serving as Vice President, Administration and Human Resources since August of 2014 and Vice President, Human Resources since July of 2009. 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 serves as Lead Independent Director of Thor Industries, Inc. He was appointed as an Independent Director of Thor Industries, Inc., since July 1999 until 2014. He joined the faculty of the Samuel-Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University in July of 1996 and is currently its Clinical Professor of Management and Operations. 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. His outside directorships include: ACI Worldwide, Inc. (2007-Present) Compensation and Technology Committees, Tellabs, Inc. (1997-2013) Audit & Compensation Committees, chair of Compensation Committee, Ohio Casualty Group, Inc. (2002-2007) Audit and Compensation Committees, previously chaired Compensation Committee.

Wilson Jones

Mr. Wilson R. Jones is appointed as Director of Thor Industries inc., effective August 1, 2014. He is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Oshkosh Corporation, appointed in August of 2012. He is responsible for leading and directing all aspects of the Access Equipment, Fire & Emergency and Commercial Segments, along with the company’s Asian operations. 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., the largest business segment of the company. From July of 2007 to September of 2008, Mr. Jones held the position of Executive Vice President and President of the Fire & Emergency segment. From 2008 to 2010, Mr. Jones led the Access Equipment Segment until his appointment to President and Chief Operating Officer. Our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee believe his experience in specialty vehicles and management experience make him an asset to our Board. His other directorships include: Association of Equipment Manufacturers, Fire Apparatus Manufacturer’s Association, American Ambulance Association.

Andrew Graves

Mr. Andrew E. Graves is an Independent Director of Thor Industries, Inc. in December of 2010. He is an independent consultant. Previously he served as the President of Brunswick Boat Group, a division of the Brunswick Corporation, a NYSE company. 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.

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 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. Our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and Board believe that his extensive accounting experience and expertise and his financial expertise and training, which qualify him as an “audit committee financial expert”, make him an asset to our Board. His other directorships include: Naugatuck Valley Corporation and Naugatuck Valley Savings and Loan (2014-present) Audit, Nominating and Governance, and Compliance Committees, On2 Technologies, Inc. (2003-2010) Chairman, Chairman of the Nominating, Governance, Audit Committee, and Executive Committees, Websterbank (1995-2003), Shelton Bancorp (1986-1995).

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. His outside directorships include: The Thompson Family Foundation, Inc. (2009–Present), Woodstock School of Art (2002–Present), Maverick Concerts, Inc. trustee (2002–Present).

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

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.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Peter Orthwein

1,988,970

Robert Martin

6,325,370

Colleen Zuhl

1,038,060

W. Todd Woelfer

1,080,560

Kenneth Julian

817,114

Jan Suwinski

--

Wilson Jones

--

Andrew Graves

--

J. Allen Kosowsky

--

Alan Siegel

--

James Ziemer

--

Jeff Tryka

--
As Of 30 Jul 2014
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