Polaris Industries

Scott Wine, a Naval Academy graduate with an MBA, was hired to lead Polaris in 2008. Annual sales for the maker of ATVs, snowmobiles and motorcycles have jumped from $1.8 billion in 2007 to $4.5 billion in 2014. The Medina-based corporation experienced a speed bump this year when it tried to save too much money on a new painting system at its motorcycle plant in Iowa. Wine told the Wall Street Journal in July that Polaris was spending millions to correct the problem and meet consumer demand. The company is aiming to achieve $8 billion in sales by 2020.