Arctic Cat Inc. named longtime board member Kenneth Roering as its new chairman of the board, replacing the retiring Christopher Twomey.
Roering has been a board member of the Plymouth-based maker of snowmobiles and all-terrain vehicles since 1996. He is a professor emeritus of marketing at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, where he served as the Pillsbury Company-Paul S. Gerot Chair for 22 years and as department chair for 10 years.
Twomey served as CEO from January 1986 to December 2010. A board member since 1987, he was the board chairman from 2003 to 2012.
In June 2014, Twomey returned as chairman and interim CEO of Arctic Cat when Claude Jordan stepped down as CEO. In December 2014, Arctic Cat named Christopher Metz the new CEO with Twomey continuing to serve as board chairman.
The appointment of Roering as chairman came after Twomey informed the board in April of this year that he would retire when his term expired at the annual meeting on Thursday.
Lead director D. Christian Koch said in a news release: “The board thanks Chris Twomey for his many years of dedicated leadership and tremendous contributions as chairman of Arctic Cat’s board. We also congratulate Ken on his new role.”
Arctic Cat also elected Kim A. Brink as a new board member. She was named chief operating officer of the advertising and public relations agency WPP’s Team Detroit in July. Before that, she served as senior vice president of marketing at National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing Inc.
Arctic Cat’s board now has seven members.