Johnson Outdoors Welcomes Jeffrey M. Stutz to Board of Directors

RACINE, Wis., – Johnson Outdoors Inc. (Nasdaq:JOUT), a leading global innovator of outdoor recreation equipment and technology, today announced the appointment of Jeffrey M. Stutz as an independent director to the Company’s Board of Directors effective May 23, 2023. Mr. Stutz is joining the Board as a Class A Director, and will also be a member of the Audit Committee. He will stand for re-election at the Annual Meeting in 2024. With the addition of Mr. Stutz, the Board now consists of nine members.

“We’re pleased to welcome Jeff to Johnson Outdoors’ Board of Directors. Jeff’s significant experience in business, finance, and strategic planning, combined with his skill set operating in an innovative retail and ecommerce market, will be a great addition to our Board as we develop new strategies to grow our business,” said Helen Johnson-Leipold, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Stutz is Chief Financial Officer at MillerKnoll, Inc. and was a key architect of the transformative merger of Herman Miller with Knoll Furniture. He joined the company in 2001 as Manager of Financial Reporting and later served as Director of Consolidations and Assistant Corporate Controller. Prior to joining MillerKnoll (formerly known as Herman Miller, Inc.) in 2001, he worked at Donnelly Corporation, a publicly traded automotive supplier based in Holland, Michigan, where he held roles in financial operations and corporate accounting.


JOHNSON OUTDOORS is a leading global innovator of outdoor recreation equipment and technologies that inspire more people to experience the awe of the great outdoors. The company designs, manufactures and markets a portfolio of winning, consumer-preferred brands across four categories: Watercraft Recreation, Fishing, Diving and Camping. Johnson Outdoors’ iconic brands include: Old Town® canoes and kayaks; Carlisle® paddles; Minn Kota® trolling motors, shallow water anchors and battery chargers; Cannon® downriggers; Humminbird® marine electronics and charts; SCUBAPRO® dive equipment; Jetboil® outdoor cooking systems; and, Eureka!®camping and hiking equipment. Visit Johnson Outdoors at