Kitchen cabinet firm CliqStudios named Tom Tiller as its chief executive Thursday, effective immediately.
Tiller, the fast-charging former General Electric executive and former Polaris Industries CEO, replaces CliqStudios founder and CEO Andy Juang.
Juang will remain on the board of directors at the young Bloomington-based kitchen design and cabinet manufacturing firm that was founded in 2010. It has about 200 employees.
Tiller gained prominence for driving growth and bolstering the visibility of the Medina-based ATV maker Polaris Industries over 10 years at the firm. While there he divested its watercraft business, increased its Victory motorcycle line and gained ATV market share amid an industry slowdown. Polaris revenue rose nearly 80 percent to $1.9 billion during his tenure.
Tiller left Polaris in late 2008. He was CEO of the now-defunct Colorado-based Abound Solar from 2010 to November 2011 and in 2015 became a director of ServiceMaster Co., a residential and commercial services business.
Tiller’s appointment comes just as Great Hill Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm, made a “strategic investment” in CliqStudios.
“I am very excited to be a part of this rapidly growing company,” Tiller said Thursday. “Since its founding in 2010, Andy and the entire Cliq team have come a very long way. CliqStudios has quickly become the market leader for high quality, online kitchen cabinets. With Great Hill’s help we look forward to growing the company and to continue to help customers remodel their kitchens in a fundamentally better way.”