Polar Tank Trailer, a division of Polar Corp., has named Jim Painter president. Painter has been president of Quality Trailer Products, also a Polar company, since 2000.
“Jim is an accomplished senior executive whose leadership within Polar over the last 11 years has been outstanding,” said Ted Fick, president & CEO of Polar Corp. “As president of Polar Tank Trailer, his immediate focus will be on advancing our fastest-growing business unit.”
Polar Tank Trailer, based in Opole, MN, builds custom tank trailers for dry and liquid bulk cargoes including oil and fuel, food products, asphalt, chemicals, and corrosives through three manufacturing plants. Before joining Quality Trailer Products, Painter was an officer and vice president at Simpson Industries where he was responsible for the Engine Products group. He also held positions of increasing management and executive responsibilities at Rockwell International, including president of the Rockwell Clutch Co. and general manager of the Specialty Axle Division.