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Polaris names new vice president of operations

March 13, 2009
Filed under Features

Polaris Industries named Wes Barker as vice president of operations. Barker brings more than 20 years of global experience, driving lean operations and building efficient business cultures.  He has a record of success in building teams and driving results in the U.S., Asia, Europe and Mexico, according to a company press release.

“We are thrilled to have Wes join the Polaris leadership team and the strong operations group, as his background and skill set fits very well with the company’s strategic direction,” Bennett Morgan, president and COO of Polaris, said in the release.  “He is a proven leader with broad global experience and has a significant track record of successful implementation of lean enterprise tools.”

Barker joins Polaris from Hubbell where he was vice president of global operations for Hubbell Lighting Division, a $1 billion worldwide division that manufactures indoor and outdoor lighting solutions and controls. While with Hubbell, Barker successfully managed 4,400 people and all aspects of operations, including managing plants, manufacturers abroad, distribution centers, product engineering and technical applications.

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