BRP Inc. announced Tuesday the appointment of Katherine (Kathy) Kountze and Ernesto M. Hernández to its Board of Directors, effective immediately.
“I am pleased to welcome Kathy and Ernesto to the BRP Board of Directors. Her extensive experience and knowledge in complementary industries will be a great asset to BRP’s board of directors as we continue to execute our strategy to grow in new and existing markets and businesses,” said José Boisjoli, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer.
Kountze is currently the Chief Information Officer for Eversource Energy, a publicly traded company worth $ 8 billion in the United States, and has led major updates, implementations, integrations and changes in technology strategy.
Prior to her current role, Kountze was Vice President and CIO of The United Illuminating Company.
«Her experience in overseeing the development and implementation of important innovative IT strategies and solutions in organizations will support BRP’s continued technological advancements,» the company said in a statement.
In turn, Hernández is the former president and CEO of General Motors, Mexico. He has a complete profile with in-depth knowledge of product engineering, manufacturing, planning, program management, sales, marketing, and after-sales in Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and the United States.
“Hernández’s more than 40 years of solid experience in the automotive industry and his knowledge of the US and Latin American markets will be of great benefit to BRP,” added the company.
The Board considers that both Kathy Kountze and Ernesto M. Hernández are “independent directors” within the meaning of the applicable securities regulations.
The company is a global leader in the world of motorized sports vehicles, powertrains and boats. Its distinctive product portfolio includes Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea-Doo watercraft, Can-Am vehicles on and off-road, Alumacraft, Manitou, Quintrex, Stacer and Savage boats, Evinrude and Rotax marine propulsion systems as well as Rotax engines for karts, motorcycles and recreational aircraft.
The company completes its product lines with a dedicated parts, accessories and clothing business to fully enhance the driving experience.
With annual sales of CAD6.1 billion in more than 120 countries, its global workforce is comprised of approximately 12,600 people.