Leadership Team

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Michael T. Speetzen, Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Speetzen was appointed Chief Executive Officer on April 30, 2021; preceding this, he was Interim Chief Executive Officer since January 1, 2021. Mr. Speetzen joined Polaris in August 2015 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. 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.

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Michael F. Donoughe, Chief Technical Officer; Head of Electrification

Mr. Donoughe joined Polaris as Chief Technical Officer on January 22, 2018 and added Electrification responsibilities in November 2020. Prior to joining Polaris, Mr. Donoughe led engineering, product design and development, and manufacturing operations at automotive companies, including Chrysler and Mercedes-Benz. He has been at the forefront of automotive technology, helping to advance strategies and drive growth at numerous companies, including Tesla, Octillion Energy Holdings, Alta Motors and Sight Machine. Prior to joining Polaris Donoughe was a founding partner and principal of Third Shore Group, an investment and advisory firm focused on technology development and commercialization. Donoughe earned a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Michigan, a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Wayne State University and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Toledo.

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Lucy Clark Dougherty, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate 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.

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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.

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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 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.

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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.

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Todd A. 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.

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Pamela L. 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.

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Victor M. Koelsch, Sr. 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.

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Robert P. Mack, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President – Finance & Corporate Development and President – Global Adjacent Markets

Mr. Mack was appointed Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President – Finance & Corporate Development on April 30, 2021; preceding this, he was Interim Chief Financial Officer since January 1, 2021. In addition, Mr. Mack retains his position as President – Global Adjacent Markets. Mr. Mack joined Polaris in April 2016 as Senior Vice President – Corporate Development and Strategy, and President – Adjacent Markets. 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Christopher G. Wolf, President – Snowmobiles

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.