Bennett Morgan '85 is President and COO of Polaris Industries Inc. and has been in that position since April 2005. Polaris is the manufacturer of off-road vehicles, motorcycles and snowmobiles based in Medina, Minnesota. It sells power sports products around the world. Polaris off-road vehicles, snowmobiles and motorcycles are assembled at plants in Roseau, Minn., and Spirit Lake, Iowa. The company has a third facility in Osceola, Wis., that makes component parts and supplies engines for Polaris vehicles.
Prior to his appointment as President he was Vice President and General Manager of the All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Division and has 22 total years with the company. Prior to that, Bennett was General Manager of the Parts, Garments and Accessories Division for Polaris from 1997-2001. He joined Polaris in 1987 and spent his early career in various product development, marketing and operations management positions of increasing responsibility.
Bennett earned a Master's Degree in Business Administration from the Carlson School of Management - University of Minnesota in 1987 with an emphasis in Marketing. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from St. John's University in Collegeville, Minnesota in 1985 where he also played hockey.
Bennett was named the 2009 Executive of the Year and one of the 2005 and 2006 Industry Leaders by Powersports Business magazine.