Polaris shifting gears: Several changes to its senior leadership team including moving Indian Motorcycles president Steve Menneto to president of its Off Road division and moving Mike Dougherty to take over as president of Motorcycles in addition to his role as president of International. Chris Musso, formerly president of Polaris Off Road group, has been named to a new role as senior VP of Electrification Strategy. All three leaders will continue to report to Polaris Chairman and CEO Scott Wine. “These leadership changes leverage existing talent, and add vital capability, as we further our efforts to be a customer-centric, highly efficient growth company,” claimed Wine of Friday’s moves.
“Winning the competitive battle requires us to allocate and utilize our resources optimally, and that begins with placing our most seasoned and proven executives in roles where they can assume broader responsibilities and deliver greater impact,” Wine added. “These leadership changes leverage existing talent, and add vital capability, as we further our efforts to be a customer-centric, highly efficient growth company.”
“Steve is a terrific leader who will build on the solid strategies that Chris and the Off Road team crafted over the last two years. With decades of experience in powersports, Steve has proven to be a staunch customer advocate and a successful leader who understands the industry from every angle,” said Wine. “His leadership of our Motorcycles business disrupted giants and I am confident in his ability to deliver even greater results as he reaccelerates growth in our Off Road business.”