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Hall of Fame Class of 2015 Includes Retired Executive, Dealers, Distributor & Key Supplier

MEDINA, Minn. (July 29, 2015) — Polaris Industries Inc. today inducted a retired executive, two premier dealerships, a leading European distributor, and a key supplier into the Polaris Hall of Fame. They were honored for their significant, long-term contributions to the company’s success during a ceremony at the Polaris National Sales Meeting held in Las Vegas.

The Polaris Hall of Fame was established in 2004 during the company’s 50th anniversary. Retired employees, Polaris dealers, and key material and technology suppliers have been recognized annually for their roles in the company’s growth and success.

“It’s our privilege each year to honor special individuals and partners like this year’s Polaris Hall of Fame inductees,” said Polaris CEO Scott Wine. “They have exhibited extraordinary dedication and commitment that has made Polaris a leader in the powersports industry.”

The 2015 Polaris Hall of Fame inductees are:

Bill Fisher: Bill Fisher & Family​

  • Bill Fisher, who served as Chief Information Officer (CIO) from July 1999 to the end of December 2014. During this time, he oversaw significant expansion and dramatic upgrades of all elements of the company’s information systems. These enhancements were instrumental to the company’s significant growth during that period. From 2005-2013, Bill also served as General Manager of Service, overseeing all technical, dealer, and consumer service operations.

Don Ricke: Dave Ricke and Beatrice Ricke​

  • Don Ricke (inducted posthumously) founded TEAM Industries, which since the late-1960s has been an invaluable supplier of suspension and driveline components for a wide range of Polaris vehicles. An engineer and manufacturing specialist, Don Ricke developed innovative solutions for the unique needs of clients such as Polaris. He was also instrumental in helping Polaris develop its first ATVs in the 1980s. Don Ricke died in 1997 and his family owns and operates TEAM Industries today.

Gene’s Powersports Country: Gene & Jackie Anderson, Brian and Jena Cummings and Chase Steptoe​

  • Gene’s Polaris Country evolved from Gene and Jackie Anderson’s modest, suburban Houston, Texas, lawn & garden dealership into a Polaris Hall of Fame business with their passion for riding Polaris products, commitment to customer service, and by delivering on the slogan, “Ride Before You Buy!” Gene’s became a Polaris dealer in the late 1980s and achieved tremendous sales success with Polaris watercraft and off-road vehicles (ORV). The dealership is a leader in Polaris ORV sales, service, and engagement, meeting the needs of customers who use the vehicles for work, hunting, or mudding.

Triple S Polaris: Jack and Suzie Hubble, Myrlene Hubble and Chad Fischer + team​

  • Triple S Polaris has become a leading Polaris ORV dealer in the Western United States through years of hard work and dedication by owners Jack and Suzanne Hubble. They grew their first dealership in suburban Salt Lake City through premium customer service and a deep engagement in recreational riding circles. They now serve Polaris ORV riders from their original store and a second dealership they opened in 2012 in West Haven, Utah.

  • Brandt-Polaris Oy, a division of Finnish powersports industry leader Otto Brandt Group, the country’s exclusive Polaris distributor since 1994. The Brandt-Polaris Oy division was founded in 2003 and has over 65 dealers in four countries, primarily in Finland. The team’s commitment to the Polaris brand and connection to its dealers has helped make Polaris No. 1 in Finnish ORV market share and No. 3 in the snowmobile business.
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