Individuals, Dealerships & Vital Supplier Are Honored
MEDINA, MINN., August 27 /CNW/ - Polaris Industries Inc. honored two
retired long-time employees, two Polaris dealerships and a supplier of
thousands of components by inducting the five into the Polaris Hall of Fame on
Tuesday, July 24, in Nashville, Tennessee. The induction ceremonies took place
during the annual Polaris National Sales Meeting.
The Polaris Hall of Fame was founded in 2004 as the company celebrated
its 50th anniversary. Eleven contributors to the growth and success of Polaris
were inducted that year, five honorees were inducted in 2005 and six were
inducted in 2006.
"The Polaris Hall of Fame gives us the opportunity to honor individuals,
dealers and business partners who have made significant contributions to the
company's long and successful history," said Polaris CEO Tom Tiller. "It's our
pleasure to recognize them for all they have done on behalf of Polaris."
The 2007 inductees into the Polaris Hall of Fame are:
-- Chuck Baxter, who spent 30 years in the Engineering Department,
rising from Project Engineer to Vice President of Engineering and Product
Safety before retiring in 2000. He oversaw engineering as the company
successfully added several new product lines, including ATVs, utility vehicles
and motorcycles. He empowered and inspired Polaris engineers and they
responded by developing industry-leading innovation and performance for
-- Mary Zins served as Polaris Human Resources Manager for nearly 25
years before her retirement in 2004. She managed recruiting and staffing and
developed benefit plans that provided employees with the security of medical
coverage and investments for the future. Mary oversaw the creation of the
Polaris Foundation and served as its President, and was also Polaris Manager
of Community Relations.
-- Trumbauer Motor Sports in Quakertown, Pennsylvania, is owned and
operated by avid powersports enthusiasts John and Sue Trumbauer. They became
Polaris snowmobile dealers in 1975 and now sell and service all Polaris and
Victory products. The Trumbauers are highly regarded for their excellent
customer service and their strong, long-time support of riding groups and
trail programs in Pennsylvania.
-- Action Motor Sports in Idaho Falls, Idaho, has provided Polaris
riders in Eastern Idaho with products, service and high-performance upgrades
since 1989. Owners Kris Wright and Jo McKnight have assembled a staff of
snowmobile, ATV, utility vehicle and motorcycle enthusiasts who share their
customers' passion for riding. The employees are known for riding every chance
they get, on the trail, in the mountains or on the open road.
-- Integrated Logistics Solutions (ILS) has provided Polaris with a vast
array of fasteners and Class C production items since 1985. The company
provides about 2,000 items used to manufacture Polaris and Victory vehicles,
and has developed innovative inventory and billing systems to monitor the use
of these myriad products. Cleveland, Ohio-based ILS has personnel stationed in
Polaris engineering and manufacturing facilities full-time to provide
expertise and support.
With annual 2006 sales of $1.7 Billion, Polaris designs, engineers,
manufactures and markets snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), Victory
Motorcycles and the Polaris RANGER for recreational and utility use. Polaris
is a recognized leader in the snowmobile industry and one of the largest
manufacturers of ATVs in the world. Victory Motorcycles, established in 1998
and representing the first all-new American-made motorcycle from a major
company in nearly 60 years, are rapidly making impressive inroads into the
cruiser and touring motorcycle marketplace. Polaris enhances the riding
experience with a complete line of Pure Polaris apparel, accessories and
parts, available at Polaris dealerships. Polaris Industries Inc. trades on the
New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "PII," and the Company is included in
the S&P Small-Cap 600 stock price index. Information about the complete line
of Polaris products, apparel and vehicle accessories is available from
authorized Polaris dealers or anytime from the Polaris homepage at
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