Polaris inducts five into Hall of Fame
Story by Snowmobile.com Staff, Oct. 09, 2007Email a friend Print Friendly RSS
The inductions took place during the annual Polaris National Sales Meeting in Nashville, Tenn. in July 2007.
“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,” says Polaris CEO Tom Tiller. “It’s our pleasure to recognize them for all they have done on behalf of Polaris.”
The company founded the Polaris Hall of Fame when it celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2004. Eleven contributors were inducted that year, while five were honored in 2005 and another six in 2006.
Baxter spent 30 years in Polaris’ engineering department, beginning as project engineer and retiring as vice-president of engineering and product safety in 2000. Baxter was in charge on engineering as the company added new product lines such as ATVs, utility vehicles and motorcycles.
Zins retired in 2004 after serving as Polaris’ human resources manager for nearly 25 years. She managed recruiting and staffing and developed the employee benefit plans. Zins also oversaw the creation of the Polaris Foundation, serving as its president.
Dealers Trumbauer Motor Sports in Quakerstown, Pa. and Action Motor Sports in Idaho Falls, Idaho are also 2007 inductees.
Trumbauer Motor Sports, owned and operated by John and Sue Trumbauer, became Polaris snowmobile dealers in 1975. The company sells and services all Polaris Victory products and support riding groups and trail programs in Pennsylvania.
Kris Wright and Jo McKnight own Action Motor Sports and have provided products, service and upgrades since 1989.
Integrated Logistics Solutions (ILS) has been a Polaris supplier since 1985 and provides the company with fasteners and Class C production items. It provides about 2,000 items used to manufacture Polaris and Victory vehicles. Cleveland, Ohio based ILS provides full-time personnel stationed in Polaris engineering and manufacturing facilities for support.