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Polar Tank Trailer names new president

ST. CLOUD, Minn. -- Polar Corporation has appointed Jim Painter as president of Polar Tank Trailer. Painter will be responsible for overall performance of the division, including three manufacturing plants, the dealer network, and several...


Jim Painter
Jim Painter

ST. CLOUD, Minn. — Polar Corporation has appointed Jim Painter as president of Polar Tank Trailer.

Painter will be responsible for overall performance of the division, including three manufacturing plants, the dealer network, and several strategic initiatives related to the dramatic growth of the tank trailer industry. He will be based at Polar Tank Trailer’s headquarters in Opole, Minn., and report to Ted Fick, Polar Corporation president and CEO.

Painter had been president of Quality Trailer Products, a Polar company, since 2000.

“Jim is an accomplished senior executive whose leadership within Polar over the last 11 years has been outstanding,” said Fick. “As president of Polar Tank Trailer, his immediate focus will be on advancing our fastest-growing business unit.”

Before joining Quality Trailer Products, Painter was an officer and vice-president at Simpson Industries where he was responsible for the engine products group, a global manufacturing operation. He also held positions at Rockwell International, including president of the Rockwell Clutch Co. and general manager of the specialty axle division.

Painter earned an M.B.A. from Xavier University and a bachelor’s degree from General Motors Institute.


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