Polar Corp. recently named Samantha Kerry as the company’s new director of information technology, where she provides strategic direction and oversees and implements technology and communication initiatives within the three Polar companies – Polar Tank Trailer, Polar Service Centers and Quality Trailer Products. Before joining Polar, Kerry was the director of IT at Allstate Peterbilt for 10 years, and prior to that was at Ag-Chem Equipment and Anagram International.
“Information technology is a critical piece of the mix for world-class organizations,” says Ted Fick, president and chief executive officer of Polar Corp. “With the addition of Samantha, we’re continuing our commitment to continuous improvement when it comes to customer service, as well as improving productivity and communication within our three companies and home office. Samantha brings a wealth of knowledge and nearly 20 years of experience to Polar.”
According to Fick, one of the company’s strategic initiatives is to better link Polar Tank Trailer manufacturing with Polar’s sales department and Polar Service Centers to streamline order processing. “Each tanker we build is unique and individualized to a customer,” he says. “What Samantha’s team is doing is bridging real-time communication between sales and manufacturing, which will allow faster customer service and order entry, while improving the quality of the build process.”