Moving on Down the Road...Winnebago Driving Sales Past $2B
Nov 16, 2018 7:00 AM
Mike Happe, CEO
Moving on Down the Road...Winnebago Driving Sales Past $2B

Michael Happe
President and Chief Executive Officer
Winnebago Industries, Inc. 

Michael Happe was appointed to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of Winnebago Industries on January 18, 2016. Michael also sits on the Company’s Board of Directors. He is responsible for the overall vision and strategic direction of the Winnebago enterprise, and especially accountable for nurturing and strengthening a culture that cares deeply for its employees and customers. 

Winnebago Industries is a leading U.S. manufacturer of outdoor lifestyle products under the Winnebago, Grand Design, and Chris-Craft brands, which are used primarily in leisure travel and outdoor recreation activities. The Company builds quality motor homes, travel trailers, fifth wheel products, and premium boats. Winnebago Industries has executive offices located in Eden Prairie, Minnesota and facilities elsewhere in Iowa, Indiana, Oregon, and Florida. Winnebago was founded in 1958, and is a public company listed on the New York and Chicago stock exchanges, traded under the symbol of WGO. Trailing twelve-month revenue is approximately $2 billion. 

Michael served most recently as an Executive Officer and Group Vice President at The Toro Company. During his 19 years at Toro, he held a series of senior leadership positions across a variety of TTC’s domestic and international divisions. 

Michael resides in the Twin Cities with his wife Shannon and their family. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from the William Allen White School at the University of Kansas. Michael also received a Master of Business Administration degree from the Carlson School at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. He is active in several community, academic, and industry initiatives and boards.