Randy Potts will assume the role of chairman of the board in addition to his current positions of president and CEO, in accordance with the company’s succession plans. A 28-year veteran of Winnebago Industries, Potts joined the Company in 1983 as a senior tool designer. He has served in various engineering and management positions since that time. In January 2011, he was elected to the position of president and was elected to the additional role of CEO in June 2011. Potts has also served as vice president, manufacturing and senior vice president, strategic planning in which he was responsible for new business development for the company. Potts is a graduate of Hawkeye Institute of Technology in Waterloo, Iowa.
Olson is a 43-year veteran of Winnebago Industries. While relinquishing his role as chairman of the board, he will remain a member of the board of directors and will also continue to serve in his role on the executive committee of the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association and as co-chair of the Go-RVing Coalition.