Twin Disc


Executive Officers

Chief Executive Officer

John H. Batten

Mr. Batten was elected Chief Executive Officer, effective November 1, 2013.  He has been employed by Twin Disc, Inc. since 1996 when he joined the Company as an Applications Engineer.  He has since held the positions of Commercial Manager – Marine; Vice President and General Manager, Marine Products; Executive Vice President; President and Chief Operations Officer and most recently President and Chief Executive Officer.  Mr. Batten became a director of the Company in 2002.

Mr. Batten earned a BA in History from Yale University and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado-Boulder.  In 2004 he completed the Advanced Management Program of the Harvard Business School.

Mr. Batten is a member of the Board of Directors at Charter Manufacturing and at Walker Forge.

Vice President - Finance, CFO, Treasurer and Secretary

Jeffrey S. Knutson

As Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Knutson is responsible for the financial leadership of the organization including developing financial strategy, overseeing the capital structure of the Company, reporting and certifying the Company's financial information, and investor relations. He also holds the position of Treasurer, in addition to his role as Vice President - Finance and Secretary.

Prior to his employment at Twin Disc, Mr. Knutson was employed by Tower Automotive - Milwaukee Division as Controller and also held various financial positions at several divisions of Invensys, Bucyrus International and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Knutson has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Wisconsin.

Executive Leadership Team

Dean J. Bratel
Vice President, Engineering
Michael B. Gee
Vice President, Hybrid Engineering
Darryl Babu
Vice President, Industrial & Transmission Sales
Tim Batten
Vice President, Marine Sales
Kris Blommaert
Vice President, Europe
Mike Kienast
Corporate Controller
Greg Mueller
Director, Strategic Marketing
Mark Sandercock
Vice President, Operations & Supply Chain
Robin Schilz
Chief Information Officer
Brian W. Plemel
Vice President, Human Resources