Michael Speetzen to Lead as Interim Chief Executive Officer for Polaris
Polaris Inc. has tapped Michael Speetzen as Interim Chief Executive Officer, commencing on January 1, 2021. Michael currently serves as the company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Michael has led in a number of significant senior leadership roles, including: Chief Financial Officer for Xylem; Chief Financial Officer of Fluid, Motion and Control for ITT; and Chief Financial Officer of Engineering and Manufacturing / StandardAero for Dubai Aerospace Enterprise. Earlier in his career, he also spent several years with Honeywell in a variety of finance roles within the Aerospace business unit, including as Vice President of Finance. Michael’s appointment as Interim Chief Executive Officer comes after Scott Wine’s resignation as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at the end of 2020.
Polaris Inc. is a leader in powersports, offering a diverse portfolio of products including boats, off-road vehicles, commercial vehicles, motorcycles and more. Headquartered in Medina, MN, Polaris serves more than 100 countries across the globe. The company had annual 2019 sales of $6.8 billion, with a workforce of approximately 12,000 people.