John Corness was appointed to the board of directors in July 2016. Corness owns Corness Associates, consulting with clients in the mid-west around succession planning, leadership development and HR strategy. From 1999 until 2013, Corness was at Polaris Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of recreational and utility vehicles, where he held various positions including vice president of human resources. Previously he served in various human resources positions at GE, Maple Leaf Foods Canada and TransAlta Resources. Corness’s strength in identifying and creating strong leadership teams, and his knowledge of executive succession planning and compensation practices and plans for public company executive officers, make him a valued member of our board of directors.