PowerSports Business

November 27, 2017

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www.PowersportsBusiness.com Powersports Business • November 27, 2017 • 21 ATV/UTV Polaris Industries Inc. announced that Chris Musso joined the company on Nov. 6 as president, Off-Road Vehicles (ORV), reporting directly to chairman and CEO Scott Wine. Polaris' Snow busi- ness will also report to Musso. "I am elated to have Chris joining our Polaris leadership team and excited about leveraging his broad experience, keen intellect and passion for powersports to build on the positive momentum our Off- Road Vehicles team has developed. Having witnessed the intense drive and competi- tiveness that Chris brings to business and operational challenges, I am confident he is the right leader for this key part of our Polaris portfolio," said Wine. "Chris has helped numerous companies, ranging from the automotive and outdoor recreation industries to the chemicals sector, spur growth and increase productivity. That ability, along with his strategic vision, product develop- ment expertise and understanding of how Polaris operates, will be a tremendous asset to the entire organization. Just like the rest of this Polaris team, Chris likes to win, and we are excited to see him propel the ORV division into a very bright future." For nearly two decades, Musso has been helping companies drive growth through product and competitive strategy. Most recently, he was a senior partner and leader of McKinsey & Company's Americas Prod- uct Development group, where he focused on helping clients pursue growth through enhancing their product development and innovation strategies. Musso also was the founding partner for McKinsey's Denver office and built it into one of the fastest-grow- ing locations. Prior to his time at McKinsey, Musso spent five years leading a small engi- neering and modeling consultancy. Musso said, "Having owned more than 10 Polaris vehicles, it is fair to say I'm an avid powersports enthusiast, and Polaris has always been the product and performance leader in this industry. Polaris has a highly talented team in place, and I cannot wait to start building on the solid foundation they have established. Looking ahead, I'm excited to work with the team to drive strategy, inno- vation and product superiority that will take ORV and Snow to new heights." Musso holds a doctorate in technology, management and policy from the Massa- chusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and master's degrees in materials science, business administration and technology policy, also from MIT, where he served as a Leaders for Manufacturing Fellow. He earned his bach- elor's degree in manufacturing from Brigham Young University. In addition, Musso is the author of several papers on materials engineer- ing and product innovation and holds a U.S. patent for metal matrix composite technology. POLARIS RECALLS GENERAL, ACE MODELS Polaris issued a recall of approximately 19,000 General side-by-side recreational ORVs, when it was found that the steering wheel shaft can shift and detach while in use, resulting in a loss of control and crash hazard. This recall involves model year 2016 and 2017 Polaris General two- and four-seat side- by-side recreational off-highway vehicles. Polaris has also recalled about 6,300 2014- 16 model year ACE 325 ROVs. On the affected vehicles, the exhaust header pipe can crack and release hot exhaust gases into the engine compartment, posing fire and burn hazards. Consumers have been directed to imme- diately stop using the recalled ROVs and con- tact Polaris to schedule a free repair. Polaris is contacting all known purchasers directly. TRAKMOTIVE RELEASES AXLE CATALOG TrakMotive released its new 2018 ATV-UTV CV Axle catalog. Featuring 351 part numbers covering more than 6,600 ATV, UTV and side-by-side applications, this comprehensive catalog illustrates TrakMotive's continued commitment to providing the powersports community with the highest quality, most reliable and toughest CV axles on the market. Extended to 48 pages to include 42 addi- tional part numbers covering 486 new fitment applications, the 2018 TrakMotive ATV-UTV CV Axle catalog is an expanding CV axle resource guide with applications for Arctic Cat, Can-Am, Honda, John Deere, Kawa- saki, Kubota, Polaris, Suzuki, Yamaha and now KYMCO vehicles. Detailed product specifications showcase the features and ben- efits of the TrakMotive OE replacement and heavy duty CV Axle lines, and fitment infor- mation formatting has been further improved for even easier product lookup. "TrakMotive is committed to offering the largest selection of CV axles in the industry," said Jeff Gagliano, Powersports sales man- ager at TrakMotive, "and continuous develop- ment allows us to be first to market with new applications, so our customers can get the axles they need, when they need them." The 2018 TrakMotive ATV-UTV CV Axle Catalog is available now. Contact TrakMotive to request a printed copy. ARCTIC CAT ORVS RECALLED DUE TO FIRE HAZARD Arctic Cat recalled approximately 14,100 recreational off-highway vehicles, when it was found that heat from the exhaust can melt the plastic panels behind the operator and passenger seats, posing a fire hazard. This recall involves all model year 2014 through 2017 Wildcat Trail and 2015 through 2017 Wildcat Sport models of Arc- tic Cat ROVs. DIGEST Polaris names ORV president See Digest, Page 23 CHRIS MUSSO

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