Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) appointed Gwynne Shotwell to the Company’s Board of Directors effective March 1, 2019.
Shotwell will continue to serve as President and Chief Operating Officer of Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX). She previously served as SpaceX’s Vice President of Business Development between 2002 and 2008.
“We are extremely pleased to welcome Gwynne to our Board,” said Polaris Chairman and CEO Scott Wine. “Her engineering aptitude and business acumen have been pivotal in SpaceX’s tremendous rise, and her ability to foster aggressive innovation while maintaining the highest standards for safety and quality makes her a perfect fit for Polaris’ culture. Gwynne’s unique skill set, insight and counsel will be invaluable as we look toward continued growth.”
Prior to joining SpaceX, Shotwell held management positions of increasing responsibility at The Aerospace Corporation and Microcosm, Inc. She also serves as an Officer of the Space Systems Technical Committee of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
Shotwell received Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Northwestern University in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mathematics.