Thomas Bergmann Selected as Harley-Davidson Chief Financial Officer
MILWAUKEE, March 6 -- Harley-Davidson, Inc. announced today that Thomas E. Bergmann has been selected as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Bergmann, 39, was most recently Chief Executive Officer of USF Corporation, Chicago, Illinois, a publicly-traded $2.5 billion transportation and logistics company which was acquired by YRC Worldwide Inc. in May, 2005. Bergmann joined USF in 2004 as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
Mr. Bergmann has held a wide range of executive roles in his career including Corporate Controller and Vice President Finance -- Financial Services for Sears, Roebuck and Co.; Vice President and Treasurer, The St. Paul Companies, Inc; Director, Treasury Services and International Treasury Services for Johnson & Johnson; as well as a series of financial management roles with Honeywell International.
Mr. Bergmann earned a bachelor of arts degree, with concentrations in business administration and accounting, in 1987 from the College of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. He also earned a master of management degree from the J.L. Kellogg School of Management in Evanston, Illinois in 1994 and became a Certified Public Accountant in 1998.
James Ziemer, President and Chief Executive Officer of Harley-Davidson, Inc., made today's announcement. "We are pleased that our search to fill this crucial role has brought Tom and Harley-Davidson together. He has a solid track record and a skill set that will be an excellent complement to the leadership capabilities we already have in the organization," said Ziemer. Since April 2005, James Brostowitz, who is Vice President and Treasurer, Harley-Davidson, Inc., has been serving as acting Chief Financial Officer.
Harley-Davidson, Inc. is the parent company for the group of companies doing business as Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Buell Motorcycle Company and Harley-Davidson Financial Services. Harley-Davidson Motor Company, the only major U.S.-based motorcycle manufacturer, produces heavyweight motorcycles and offers a complete line of motorcycle parts, accessories, apparel, and general merchandise. Buell Motorcycle Company produces sport motorcycles. Harley-Davidson Financial Services provides wholesale and retail financing and insurance programs to Harley-Davidson dealers and their retail customers.