Minneapolis - Polaris Industries has appointed Kevin Farr to the company's Board of Directors. Farr is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Mattel, Inc., the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of toys and family products.
At Mattel, Farr is responsible for the finances of a $6.4 billion global business. He also plays integral roles in corporate strategic planning and development, including mergers and acquisitions, as well as corporate communications and government affairs.
"We are excited for Kevin Farr to bring his unique blend of financial acumen, business development and corporate strategy experience to our Board of Directors," said Polaris Chairman and CEO Scott Wine. "Kevin honed these skills while managing critical elements of Mattel's global consumer product business, particularly financial operations. He will provide invaluable oversight as we continue to strengthen and grow Polaris as a global brand."
Prior to his time at Mattel, Farr worked for 10 years as a senior manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers International.
Mr. Farr is a Certified Public Account and holds a B.S. in Accounting from Michigan State. He also earned an M.B.A. in Finance and Marketing from the prestigious Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. He serves on the Corporate Advisory Board of the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California and is active in a number of professional organizations, including the American Institute of CPAs and the California Society of CPAs.