THOR Industries announced that Jan Suwinski is retiring and has resigned from the board of directors after 20 years of service. Suwinski’s retirement is part of the company’s ongoing director refreshment strategy. Recently, the board announced the addition of Bill Kelley as a director in furtherance of that refreshment strategy.
Suwinski began his professional career in 1965, serving in a variety of managerial roles at Corning, a global manufacturing company. From 1992-1996, he served as chairman of Siecor, a Siemens/ Corning joint venture. After retiring from Corning, Suwinski joined the faculty of the Samuel-Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University, where he served as its clinical professor of management and operations and co-taught the Strategic Operations Immersion course, as well as courses in business strategy and strategic alliances. He retired from the faculty in June of 2016. During his career he also served on the board of directors of Cray Research, Armco Steel and Ohio Casualty Group. Suwinski joined THOR’s Board of Directors in 1999.