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Board of Directors

With a diverse mix of experience, backgrounds and skill sets, our directors bring a broad range of leadership and insight to the boardroom, and regularly contribute to the dialogue involved in effectively overseeing and guiding our business and affairs. Other than our CEO, all the members of the Board are independent. Click here for the company's Corporate Governance Guidelines.

George W. Bilicic , ,

, Vice Chairman, Investment Banking and Global Head of Power, Energy & Infrastructure at Lazard
Director since August 2017

Mr. Bilicic is Vice Chairman, Investment Banking and Global Head of Power, Energy & Infrastructure at Lazard. Mr. Bilicic rejoined Lazard on April 20, 2020 from Sempra Energy, where he most recently served as President and Chief Legal Officer since the fall of 2019. Prior to this, Mr. Bilicic served as a Vice Chairman of Investment Banking and Global Head of Power, Energy and Infrastructure at Lazard, and headed the firm’s Midwest Investment Banking business. He originally joined Lazard as a Managing Director in 2002. Previous to this, Mr. Bilicic was a Managing Director at Merrill Lynch in its mergers and acquisitions department and a Partner at the law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore, which he joined as an associate in 1989. Mr. Bilicic currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors or equivalent for the Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC, the Mayo Clinic, and The HistoryMakers. He holds a bachelor's degree from DeSales University and a law degree from Georgetown University.

Annette K. Clayton , ,

, Chief Executive Officer & President, Schneider Electric North America
Director since 2003

Annette Clayton serves as the chief executive officer & president of North America Operations for Schneider Electric, with responsibility for driving business strategy and execution of the Group's largest operating region. She is a member of the company's Executive Committee. Through December 2018, she also held the title of Chief Supply Chain Officer and led the 11 billion euro Global Supply Chain (GSC) operation. Prior to joining Schneider Electric in 2011, Clayton served as the vice president, Global Operations at Dell. She previously served as the vice president, Dell Americas Operations, and oversaw the manufacturing and fulfillment operations in the Americas region. From 1983 to 2006 Clayton worked at General Motors Corporation in senior management roles, including the president of Saturn Corporation. In this capacity she oversaw its strategic direction, financial accountability, and profit and loss responsibility. Clayton serves on the executive committee for the National Electrical Manufacturers Association. She also is a board of director for Duke Energy and serves on their Audit and Nuclear Oversight committees. As a board member for Polaris Industries, Clayton chairs its technology committee and is a member of the compensation committee. She also serves on the board of eIQ Mobility, an electric vehicle infrastructure startup. Clayton graduated from Wright State University with a bachelor's degree in general engineering and obtained a master's degree in engineering management from the University of Dayton. She has also completed the London Business School executive development program. Clayton brings to the Board years of experience in manufacturing, engineering operations, quality and productivity improvements, business process and strategic development, operational planning, budgeting and cost controls, labor relations and strategic partnerships.

Kevin M. Farr , ,

, Chief Financial Officer at ChromaDex, Inc.
Director since 2013

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. Prior to becoming CFO, he served in multiple leadership roles at Mattel, Inc. since 1991. Before joining Mattel, Inc., Mr. Farr spent 10 years at Pricewaterhouse Coopers. He serves on the Corporate Advisory Board of the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. With his many years of experience in executive leadership roles and his financial background with a Fortune 500 company, Mr. Farr provides the Board expertise in financial operations, business development and corporate strategy and complex financial issues. As a past director for a public company, he also provides significant board experience.

Gary E. Hendrickson , ,

, Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Valspar Corporation
Director since 2011

Mr. Hendrickson served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Valspar Corporation, a global paint and coatings manufacturer from June 2011 to June 2017, and was President & COO from February 2008 to June 2011. He held various executive leadership roles with The Valspar Corporation since 2001 including positions with responsibility for the Asia Pacific operations. Mr. Hendrickson's experience as president and chief operating officer of a global company provides expertise in corporate leadership and development and execution of business growth strategy. Mr. Hendrickson will also bring to the Board significant global experience and knowledge of competitive strategy and international competition. As a director for other public companies, Mr. Hendrickson also provides significant board experience.

Gwenne A. Henricks , ,

, Former Vice President of Product Development & Global Technology and Chief Technology Officer for Caterpillar Inc.
Director since 2015

Ms. Henricks served as Vice President, Product Development & Global Technology, and Chief Technology Officer of Caterpillar Inc., a world leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives, from 2012 to 2016. She joined Caterpillar in 1981 in an engineering role and held numerous engineering and executive roles progressing in scope and complexity. Ms. Henricks serves on the Bradley University Engineering Advisory Committee. Ms. Henricks brings to the Board executive leadership, as well as valuable knowledge and experience in technology and global research and development organization.

Bernd F. Kessler , ,

, Former Chief Executive Officer of SR Technics AG
Director since 2010

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 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 is a member of our Audit 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, whichwill 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.

Lawrence D. Kingsley , ,

, Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Pall Corporation
Director since 2016

Mr. Kingsley served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Pall Corporation, a global supplier of filtration, separations and purification products, from October 2013 to October 2015 and previously served as its CEO and President starting in October 2011. Prior to his election, he served as Chairman, President and CEO of IDEX Corporation, a developer, designer and manufacturer of fluid and metering technologies and health and science technologies, from March 2005 to August 2011. Before joining IDEX, Mr. Kingsley held management positions of increasing responsibility with Danaher Corporation, Kollmorgen Corporation and Weidmuller Incorporated. Mr. Kingsley brings strong executive leadership and business management skills to our Board, as well as valuable experience in strategic planning, corporate development and operations analysis. He also brings significant expertise in financial reporting and corporate finance.

Gwynne E. Shotwell , ,

, President and Chief Operating Officer of Space Exploration Technologies Corp.

Director since 2019
Ms. Shotwell has served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Space Exploration Technologies Corp (SpaceX), a private American aerospace manufacturer and space transportation services company, since November 2008 and previously served as Vice President, Business Development from August 2002 to November 2008. Prior to joining SpaceX, Ms. Shotwell held positions with Microcosm, Inc. Space Systems Division as a director, and The Aerospace Corporation as a senior project engineer. Through her experience as President and Chief Operating Officer for a large corporation providing strategic direction, leading daily operations, and leading business development, Ms. Shotwell brings to the Board expertise in manufacturing, operations, business development, financial accountability, and government relations.

John P. Wiehoff , ,

, Chairman and former Chief Executive Officer of C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc.
Director since 2007

Mr. Wiehoff has served as Chairman of the Board for C.H. Robinson since 2007, and served as Chief Executive Officer for 17 years, retiring in May 2019. During his tenure, the company’s revenues grew from $3.3 billion to $16.6 billion in 2018. Previous positions with the company include President, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, 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 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, on our Board of Directors, Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee and our Audit Committee, and his exposure to complex financial issues at such large corporations makes him a skilled advisor. Further, his expertise as a CEO and expertise in logistics adds significant value to the Board.

Executive Management

Michael T. Speetzen , ,

, Interim Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Speetzen joined Polaris in August 2015. Prior to joining Polaris, Mr. Speetzen was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Xylem, Inc. since 2011, when the company was formed from the spinoff of the water businesses of ITT Corporation. He joined ITT in 2009. Mr. Speetzen was responsible for the financial planning, accounting, controls, treasury, M&A activity, investor relations and strategy of Xylem Inc. Prior to joining ITT, Mr. Speetzen served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the StandardAero Company owned by the private equity firm Dubai Aerospace Enterprise. Previously, he held positions of increasing responsibility in the finance functions at Honeywell and General Electric.

Bob Mack , ,

, Interim Chief Financial Officer, Sr. Vice President – Corporate Development & Strategy and President – Global Adjacent Markets and Boats

Mr. Mack joined Polaris in April 2016. Prior to joining Polaris, Mr. Mack was Vice President, Corporate Development for Ingersoll Rand plc, based in Davidson, NC. In this role since July 2010, he had global responsibility for the Company’s acquisition and divestiture activities. With Ingersoll Rand for 20 years, Bob held a variety of positions with the Company across a range of functions and businesses. Bob holds an MBA degree from Duke University, a BBA degree from Siena College and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Kenneth J. Pucel , ,

, Executive Vice President – Operations, Engineering & Lean

Mr. Pucel joined Polaris in December 2014. Prior to joining Polaris, Mr. Pucel was Executive Vice President of Global Operations, Quality & Technology at Boston Scientific Corporation (BSC) and was a member of BSC’s Executive Committee from 2004 – 2014. Since 2004, he managed BSC’s manufacturing facilities, supply chain and numerous distribution centers; in 2010 he added responsibility for enterprise-wide Lean and research and development.

Lucy Clark Dougherty , ,

, Senior Vice President—General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Secretary

Ms. Clark Dougherty joined Polaris in January 2018 as Senior Vice President—General Counsel, Compliance Officer and Secretary. Prior to joining Polaris, Ms. Clark Dougherty was deputy general counsel at General Motors for Global Markets, Autonomous Vehicles and Transportation as a Service since June 2017. Prior to that role, Ms. Clark Dougherty held several positions at General Motors, including Deputy General Counsel—Commercial, Product Safety, and Regulatory; Chief Legal Advisor—Global Vehicle Safety, and Vice President and General Counsel—General Motors North America.

James P. Williams , ,

, Sr. Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Mr. Williams joined Polaris on April 4, 2011. Prior to joining Polaris, Mr. Williams was Vice President of Human Resources for Cooper Industries since 2006. Between 2005 and 2006, Mr. Williams was Vice President of Human Resources for Danaher Corp., and 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 Corp.

Victor M. Koelsch , ,

, Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Officer

Mr. Koelsch joined Polaris in January 2020 as Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Officer. Prior to joining Polaris, Mr. Koelsch was the President and CEO of Exide Technologies from June 2015 until December 2018. Prior to Exide, Mr. Koelsch held several roles for Michelin Groupe, including as executive vice president, Michelin North America and chief operating officer for Michelin Americas Commercial Tires from 2011 until 2015, president of Michelin's Worldwide Original Equipment Business Unit from 2007 to 2011, and as the Michelin Groupe's vice president and global chief information officer from 2001 to 2007.

Michael F. Donoughe , ,

, Sr. Vice President – Chief Technical Officer

Michael D. Dougherty , ,

, President – Motorcycles and International

Mr. Dougherty joined Polaris in 1998 as International Sales Manager and has held several leadership positions since his most recent appointment in December 2019 as President – Motorcycles and International. Prior to this, Mr. Dougherty was President – International since September 2015, and Vice President—Asia Pacific and Latin America since August 2011. Previous leadership positions also held include Vice President of Global New Market Development and Vice President and General Manager of the ATV division. Prior to Polaris, Mr. Dougherty was employed at Trident Medical International, a trading company.

Stephen L. Eastman , ,

, President – Aftermarket/Parts, Garments and Accessories

Mr. Eastman joined Polaris in February 2012. Prior to joining Polaris, Mr. Eastman was President of 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.

Steven D. Menneto , ,

, President – Off-Road Vehicles

Mr. Menneto joined Polaris in 1997 as a District Sales Manager and has held several leadership positions since his most recent appointment in December 2019 as President – Off-Road Vehicles. Prior to this, Mr. Menneto was President - Motorcycles since September 2015 overseeing the Indian Motorcycle and Victory Motorcycle brands, and as of July 2016 the Slingshot brand. Prior to this, Mr. Menneto was Vice President – Motorcycles since August 2011, General Manager of Victory Motorcycles since 2009 and previous to this the Director of Sales. Prior to joining Polaris, Mr. Menneto was a Polaris Dealer in New York.

Craig A. Scanlon , ,

, President – Transamerican Auto Parts

Mr. Scanlon joined Polaris in 2004 in a Field Sales role and has since held positions of increasing responsibility in marketing, sales and general management within the Off-Road Vehicles business. More recently, Mr. Scanlon was VP of Slingshot in 2015, Chief Retail Officer for Off-Road Vehicles in 2017, and in April 2018 was promoted to his current position as President – Transamerican Auto Parts.

Christopher G. Wolf , ,

, President – Snowmobiles and Vice President – ORV Product Platforms

Mr. Wolf joined Polaris in 2002 and was progressively promoted to President – Snowmobiles in 2017. In December 2019 his role was expanded to include Vice President – ORV Product Platforms. From 2008 to 2017, Mr. Wolf held various positions within the Snowmobile Division including Vice President, General Manager and Product Manager. Prior to this he was a Service Dealer Development Manager, ATV Product Line Sales Manager and a District Sales Manager. Prior to Polaris, Mr. Wolf spent 17 years in the automotive and microelectronics industries in various engineering, sales and marketing leadership positions.

Matthew J. Emmerich , ,

, Vice President - Chief Information Officer

Mr. Emmerich joined Polaris in September 2004, and was appointed Chief Information Officer in January 2014. Mr. Emmerich is responsible for worldwide information services and technology across the enterprise. Prior to joining Polaris, Mr. Emmerich was employed at Ernst & Young LLP and Jostens.

Todd Gross , ,

, Vice President – Global Product Safety and Quality

Mr. Gross joined Polaris in September 2017 as Vice President of Global Product Safety and Quality.  Prior to joining Polaris, Mr. Gross was Vice President of Global Quality for Key Safety Systems, a maker of automotive safety products.  He has also held leadership roles in engineering, operations, and business at various automotive manufacturers including Ford Motor Company, where he spent the first 20 years of his career.  Mr. Gross holds a MS in Engineering from the University of Michigan and a BS in Engineering from Michigan Technological University.

Pam Kermisch , ,

, Chief Customer Engagement & Growth Officer and Vice President – ORV Marketing

Ms. Kermisch is the Chief Customer Engagement and Growth Officer and Vice President of ORV Marketing of Polaris Inc. She is responsible for helping to deepen Polaris’ relationships with its existing valued customers, while also expanding brand awareness and connecting with new consumer bases. In December 2019 her role was expanded to include ORV Marketing leadership. Ms. Kermisch joined Polaris in 2015 supporting Polaris’ Indian Motorcycle and Slingshot businesses. Prior to Polaris, Ms. Kermisch spent nearly 19 years with General Mills leading integrated marketing for some of its largest brands including Cheerios, Lucky Charms, Betty Crocker and Yoplait.

Articles and Bylaws

Committee Composition

Our Board has the following four standing committees:

Audit Committee

The Audit Committee's primary purposes are to:
  • Assist Board oversight of (1) the integrity of the Company's financial statements, (2) the Company's compliance with legal and regulatory requirements, (3) the independent auditor's qualifications and independence, (4) the responsibilities, performance, budget and staffing of the Company's internal audit function, and (5) the performance of the Company's independent auditor.
  • Prepare the report that the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") rules require to be included in the Company's annual proxy statement.
  • Serve as an independent and objective party to monitor the Company's financial reporting process and internal control system.
  • Provide an open avenue of communication among the independent auditor, financial and senior management, the internal auditors and the Board of Directors.
Read complete Audit Committee Charter (.pdf, 35.3KB)

Committee members
Kevin Farr, Chair and Financial Expert
George W. Bilicic
Gwenne Henricks
Gwynne E. Shotwell

Compensation Committee

The Compensation Committee assists the Board in establishing a philosophy and policies regarding executive and director compensation, provides oversight to the administration of the Company's director and executive compensation programs and administers the Company's stock option, restricted share and other equity based plans, reviews the compensation of directors, executive officers and senior management, and prepares any report on executive compensation required by the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") or other regulatory body. The Committee shall also assist the Board in management development and succession planning.
Read complete Compensation Committee charter (.pdf, 19.1KB)

Committee members
Gary Hendrickson, Chair
Annette K. Clayton
Lawrence D. Kingsley, Financial Expert
John P. Wiehoff

Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee

The Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee provides oversight and guidance to the Board of Directors to ensure that the membership, structure, policies and processes of the Board and its committees facilitate the effective exercise of the Board’s role in the governance of the Company. The Committee reviews and evaluates the policies and practices with respect to the size, composition and functioning of the Board and its committees; identifies individuals qualified to become Board members, consistent with criteria approved by the Board; recommends potential director nominees to the Board for election by the shareholders after evaluating the qualifications of possible candidates for the Board; develops and recommends to the Board a set of Corporate Governance Guidelines applicable to the Company; and oversees the evaluation of the Board.
Read complete Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee charter (.pdf, 72KB)

Committee members
John P. Wiehoff, Chair
George W. Bilicic
Gary E. Hendrickson
Bernd F. Kessler

Technology Committee

The Technology Committee of the Board of Directors assists the Board by overseeing the Company's product plans, technology development and related business processes.
Read complete Technology Committee charter (.pdf, 23KB)

Committee members
Annette K. Clayton, Chair
George W. Bilicic
Kevin Farr
Gwenne Henricks
Bernd F. Kessler
Lawrence D. Kingsley
Gwynne E. Shotwell

Audit Committee Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee Compensation Committee Technology Committee
George W. Bilicic
X X   X
Annette K. Clayton
    X   X*
Kevin Farr X* X
Gwenne Henricks
Gary E. Hendrickson
  X X*
Bernd F. Kessler
X   X
Lawrence D. Kingsley
Gwynne E. Shotwell X     X
John P. Wiehoff X* X  

Chairperson  X*
Member X

Code of Conduct

At Polaris, we are committed to doing business the right way - every day. I am thankful for the opportunity to lead this great Company and to work with so many dedicated, talented, and industrious people, and I am also very proud of the culture of integrity that we have built. As we face the challenges of a dynamic market, we must stay true to our Guiding Principles: Best People, Best Team; Safety & Ethics Always; and Customer Loyalty. These Principles are the guideposts that steer our organization and our culture.

We are the world leader in powersports, but we also serve customers in many different industries, and our reach will continue to grow with our bold plans for international growth, expansion in adjacent markets and ongoing development of our digital offerings. To help keep pace with this evolution, we have updated our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics(.pdf, 15.7 MB) ("Code"). The Code has been redesigned to provide clarity about how to address difficult compliance and ethics questions, and to assist you in putting our Principles and Values into action. I encourage you to read it carefully; it will help you apply our Guiding Principles and Values to everyday situations, and help us become a better company.

Your commitment to uphold the Code is vital to our culture. If you know of unsafe practices, unethical behavior, or violations of our Code, policies, or any applicable law, say something! I assure you, we will deal with all problems that you bring to our attention.

Polaris is comprised of nearly 14,000 individuals, but we are one team, and we win and lose together. We must stay true to our Guiding Principles and Values as we deliver on our commitment to be a customer-centric, highly efficient growth company.

Thanks for all you do,

Scott Wine
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

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