Kevin Wilson was named director of engineering, research and development, and refrigeration for Polar King International, which manufactures walk-in refrigeration and freezer units.
Wilson’s career spans more than 37 years. Most recently he spent four years as the managing director-North America of Tecumseh Products Company’s condensing unit division. Before that, he served for a decade as the vice president of sales with Everidge, managing the international cold storage business. He was also the vice president of operations at Master-Bilt and a plant manager at Carrier.
In his new role, Wilson will direct quality control, assist in new product and business development and work with managers to improve labor and production efficiency.
According to Wilson, his short-term focus will be reducing lead times, due to ongoing supply chain issues. “Long-term,” he says, “it is all about technologies and product development, in terms of controls, monitoring or refrigerants that tie into energy savings. Along the way, we want to become more efficient and streamline some of our processes so we can continue delivering a great Polar King product to our customers.”