Following Helios’ earnings call on August 8th, Sean P. Bagan, Vice President, Finance – Business Unit CFO for International & Shared Services at Polaris (NYSE: PII), will succeed Fulton as CFO and become a member of Helios’ executive leadership team on August 9th.
Bagan joins Helios after spending 23 years at Polaris Inc., a global leader in powersports and off-road innovation. With extensive financial management leadership experience, Bagan brings more than 20 years of international business, strategic financial operations, and leadership experience. His responsibilities scaled with Polaris over the decades in operational finance, international sales, product segments, acquisitions and corporate finance and treasury. In addition to financial management positions, his roles included general management and operational oversight for U.S. and global businesses. He earned his B.A. double major in Accounting and Management from St. John’s University in Minnesota and began his career with Arthur Andersen, LLP. Bagan also holds a General Management Certificate from Cambridge University’s Judge Business School in England, along with a Certified Public Accountant (Inactive) Certificate from the state of Minnesota.
“We are looking forward to having Sean join us,” said Matosevic. “He has a proven track record of building, growing, and transforming businesses, both in the U.S. and internationally, into highly productive and profitable operations. These are exciting times at Helios, and we expect Sean’s experience to bring further depth and dimension to our team as we execute on our strategy to drive accelerated growth while delivering best in class margins.”
To ensure a smooth and effective transition, Fulton will continue at Helios in an advisory position for a period of one year.
“As I bid farewell after an incredible journey with, first, Sun Hydraulics and now Helios, I am overwhelmed with a sense of deep gratitude for each member of Helios past and present. I have no doubt the collective efforts of the Helios team will continue to propel the success of the company far into the future,” Ms. Fulton added.
About Helios Technologies
Helios Technologies is a global leader in highly engineered motion control and electronic controls technology for diverse end markets, including construction, material handling, agriculture, energy, recreational vehicles, marine and health and wellness. Helios sells its products to customers in over 90 countries around the world. Its strategy for growth is to be the leading provider in niche markets, with premier products and solutions through innovative product development and acquisition. The Company has paid a cash dividend to its shareholders every quarter since becoming a public company in 1997.