From The Home Depot to Thief River Falls

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Arctic Cat has named Claude J. Jordan, 52, as president and chief operating officer, reporting directly to chairman and chief executive officer, Christopher Twomey.

Jordan brings more than 20 years of experience in senior executive positions, most recently with The Home Depot and General Electric. Jordan was employed as vice president of The Home Depot and president of its THD AT-Home Services business from 2003 until 2008. During this time, THD At-Home Services? sales grew more than 300 percent.

Before this, Jordan was with General Electric from 1998 to 2003. During his last four years with GE, he served as president and CEO of GE Water Technologies, a worldwide water treatment manufacturing, sales and services business based outside of Toronto, Canada. While at GE, Jordan developed and executed a successful growth strategy that enabled sales and profit to increase substantially, while laying the foundation for GE's water business. Before holding his water position, Jordan spent a year in business development with GE Power Systems, managing mergers and acquisitions for new initiatives.

Jordan also held several positions with Memtec Limited, a global material sciences-based purification and separation business, and with the consulting firms, Strategic Insight Inc. and Arthur D. Little Inc. He earned his bachelor's degree from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., a master's degree from Catholic University in Washington and an MBA degree from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.