Leaders in the C-Suite

Scott Wine

Scott Wine

A former Navy man, Wine held senior roles at national firms like Honeywell and United Technologies before becoming Polaris' CEO in 2008. In his handful of years at the helm,

Inge Thulin

Thulin wants to inspire more innovation in a company that's famous for Scotch tape, Scotchgard, and Post-It Notes. The Swedish-born Thulin's background is in marketing, not engineering, so look for
Maureen Steinwall

Maureen Steinwall

When Maureen Steinwall took over as president of the company in 1985, many customers and employees of the Coon Rapids-based injection-molding company quit in protest because a woman was becoming
David Mortenson and Chuck Runyon

David Mortenson and Chuck Runyon

Now that David Mortensen and Chuck Runyon have turned Anytime Fitness into the fastest-growing fitness club in the United States and the United States and the country's 14th most promising
Gregg Steinhafel

Gregg Steinhafel

Target's performance gets scrutiny both locally and nationally--in more than one sense, it's aways wearing a bull's-eye. In August, the discount retailer reporter lower second-quarter earning and offered a less-than-optimistic
Sally Smith

Sally Smith

Smith and Buffalo Wild Wings keep flying higher. It's now pushing toward 1,000 franchises, and not all of them are in the United States. The company opened its first restaurants
Trudy Rautio

Trudy Rautio

Rautio took the helm of Carlson in August 2012, just as the Minnetonka-based hospitality company was beginning to come back from the recession. She and her predecessor, Hubert Joy (now
Ken Powell

Ken Powell

Ken Powell proved again that he and General Mills have the courage of their convictions, whether that means taking a stand against labeling foods for genetically modified organisms or opposing
Ron Peltier

Ron Peltier

Peltier, a former Gopher hocket player, joined Edina Realty in 1977 and climbed into the CEO seat in 1992. He retained his title as leader of Edina's parent company, HomeServices
Willard Oberton

Willard Oberton

Oberton has been called one of the country's best CEOs for the buck (Forbes), who leads the company with the country's top-performing stock of the past 25 eyars (Bloomberg Businessweek).
John Noseworth

John Noseworth

There are noteworthy years and there are Noseworthy years. In 2013, Noseworthy, the head of Mayo Clinic, convinced the State of Minnesota to secure $585 million in state and local
Ken Nelson

Ken Nelson

It's a wonder that Nelson is as trim as he is, cosidering the volume of snacks close at kand as CEO of KLN Family Brands. Fortunately, he can always confine

Ed McConaghay

You no longer have to sweat it out to Zumba or kickboxing among complete strangers. Founded in 2008, the interactive group exercise platform allows for individuals to sift through nine
Susan Marvin

Susan Marvin

Marwin runs her family business based on the values instilled by her grandfather George, who founded the Warroad company more than a century ago. She steered the business through a
David MacLennan

David MacLennan

Cargill president and COO Maclennan took over Minnesota's largest private company's top spot Dec. 1, as departing CEO Gregory Page became chairman. MacLennan has been with the company for more
Craig Kruckelberg

Craig Kruckelberg

Kruckelberg started out in the trucking business by putting in hours at his father's plant, Spray Control Systes. Now he runs the whole outfit. It was one of the first
Hubert Joly

Hubert Joly

Joly, who left the Carson travel conglomerate for Best Buy in August 2012, has taken the company from code blue to Renew Blue, a five-part intiative designed to resuscitate the

Michael Keller

Pearson Candy Co. employs approximately 150, making Keller the leader of Minnesota's largest candy company. After Greenwich, Connecticut-based private equity firm. Brynwood Partners acquired Pearson's in 2011, Keller took the
Omar Ishrak

Omar Ishrak

The Obamacare medical device tax could have given Minnesota's largest device manufacturer a heart attack. But while the tax has done the indusrty no favors, and despite slow cardiac-device sales
Randall Hogan

Randall Hogan

After Hogan became Pentair's CEO in 2001, he helped chart a major tranformation, selling off its long-held tools business and building a global water-solutions company. His efforts culminated in 2012