Painter named president of Polar Tank Trailer

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Polar Corp. appointed Jim Painter president of Polar Tank Trailer, a manufacturer of aluminum, stainless-steel and carbon-steel tank trailers. Painter will be responsible for overall performance of the division, including three manufacturing plants, the dealer network and several strategic initiatives related to the growth of the tank trailer industry.

Painter was 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,” says Ted Fick, Polar Corp. president and chief executive officer. “As president of Polar Tank Trailer, his immediate focus will be on advancing our fastest-growing business unit.”

Polar Tank Trailer builds custom tank trailers for dry and liquid bulk cargoes, including oil and fuel, food products, asphalt, chemicals and corrosives. Quality Trailer Products manufactures and distributes both original and aftermarket components for commercial trailers.

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 of increasing management and executive responsibilities at Rockwell International, including president of the Rockwell Clutch Co. and general manager of the Specialty Axle Division.