Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest announced in June that Polaris Industries chairman and CEO Scott Wine has been chosen as one of its annual Business Hall of Fame Laureates.
Wine joined Polaris, the $4.7 billion market leader in powersports, which produces off-road vehicles, snowmobiles, motorcycles and on-road electric/hybrid-powered vehicles, in September 2008, after serving as the president of Fire Safety Americas, a division of United Technologies, from 2007 to August 2008.
Prior to that, Wine held senior leadership positions at Danaher Corporation from 2003 to 2007, serving as president of its Jacob Vehicle Systems and Veeder-Root subsidiaries. From 1996 to 2003, he held various international and domestic posts with Honeywell’s Aerospace Division.
Wine received an economics degree from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1989 and served as a Naval Supply Officer until 1996, beginning onboard the USS Lewis B. Puller and concluding at the Pentagon.
He holds an MBA from the University of Maryland, College Park. Wine serves on the boards of Polaris Industries Inc., US Bancorp., Terex Corporation and the Greater Twin Cities United Way. Wine was honored as the 2011 Executive of the Year by Powersports Business.