Jeff Kubacki is the Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Winnebago Industries, Inc. Winnebago Industries is a leading manufacturer of outdoor lifestyle products under the Winnebago, Grand Design and Chris-Craft brands, which are used primarily in leisure travel and outdoor recreation activities. Jeff reports to President and Chief Executive Officer Michael Happe and is responsible for overseeing the Company's Information Technology applications, infrastructure, and information security in addition to articulating a clear future state enterprise information architecture. He also Co-Chairs the Enterprise Risk Management Steering Committee.
Kubacki previously was Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Westinghouse Electric Company, the world’s leading supplier of safe and innovative nuclear technology. Jeff was responsible for the overall development and implementation of the IT strategic plan to support the global operations of Westinghouse. Key accomplishments included the introduction of the World Class IT framework and the development of a business case to insource many IT services that resulted in significant annual savings.
Prior to that position he was Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer at Alliant Techsystems, a Fortune 500 defense, aerospace and sporting goods company. Jeff joined ATK in November, 2010. As the company’s primary IT strategist, Jeff planned, developed and oversaw ATK’s information technology infrastructure, applications and resources. He also supported the company’s efforts to remain competitive and compliant with regard to information systems in addition to leading the Indirect Supply Chain Management organization. Jeff led the implementation of the World Class IT framework while strengthening the IT leadership team and upgrading organizational capabilities. The team created an actionable and affordable IT strategic plan which resulted in the consolidation of 11 ERP systems down to 2.
From 2007 to 2010, Jeff served as Vice President & Chief Information Officer for the Kroll division of the Marsh & McLennan Companies. In that role he was responsible for Kroll’s worldwide information systems and services functions. Previously he served as Vice President, Information Technology for Ecolab, where he assumed responsibility for multiple areas as part of his global leadership role including being the Interim CIO. Prior to that, he served as Director of Information Technology for Dell Inc., providing IT leadership to the Americas Service Delivery business.
Jeff holds an M.B.A. from the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL, and received his Bachelor of Technology degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY. He is a national speaker and has written numerous published articles. Jeff was the recipient of the 2011 Twin Cities CIO of the Year and was a 2018 Twin Cities CIO of the Year Orbie finalist.