Perfitt Joins the Polar King Engineering Team 

Martin Smazenko New Hires

Polar King International, Inc. announces today that Jessica Perfitt has been hired as an engineer. Perfitt will play a role on the company’s engineering team, working to advance the design of the company’s walk-in freezers and refrigerated units to keep pace with customers’ evolving needs. 

Perfitt’s responsibilities will extend across all facets of designing Polar King units, from drawings and project implementation to management and support.  

“Jessica’s proven capabilities, impressive track record, and forward-thinking mindset make her well-poised for success in her new position,” says Dave Schenkel, president of Polar King International. “We rarely come across an engineer candidate, like Jessica, who has previous experience with polyurethane foam and exterior doors.” He adds, “We are excited about what Jessica’s talent will bring in terms of present and future design developments.” 

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Before joining the company, Perfitt served most recently as a chemical process engineer for Therma-Tru Doors. Before that, she was a chemical engineer at FXI for three years.  

Perfitt earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from The University of Washington.  

Perfitt joins a seasoned and growing group of company engineers. Her hiring was proceeded by an announcement earlier this year when Kevin Wilson was named the director of engineering, research and development and refrigeration.  

Polar King specializes in offering electric, ground-resting outdoor walk-in freezer and refrigerator rentals, delivered pre-assembled and ready to operate with a simple electrical connection. With no fuel requirement, these rental units offer an economical alternative to skyrocketing fuel prices. Short-term unit rentals are the most cost-effective and straightforward option to satisfy many commercial needs, from food and pharmaceutical storage to emergencies and disaster response. 

For more information about Polar Leasing, call (877) 224-8674, or visit  

About Polar King International  

The introduction of the Polar King outdoor walk-in freezer into the foodservice industry was the result of three generations of walk-in refrigeration technology and experience. Polar King’s fiberglass, one-piece walk-in cooler is the natural evolution of the walk-in cold storage industry from the conventional metal panel constructed unit. In early 1982, Polar King began operations by constructing and shipping walk-ins from a modest 12,000 sq. ft. facility in New Haven, Indiana. As demand grew for outdoor fiberglass commercial walk-in coolers and commercial walk-in freezers, production was moved to a 204,000 sq. ft. facility located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. For 40 years, Polar King has provided thousands of walk-ins to single-unit operators, chain restaurants, schools, healthcare facilities, government agencies, and many other industries requiring dependable outdoor walk-in refrigeration. For more information, visit or contact Polar King, 4424 New Haven Ave, Fort Wayne, IN 46803 USA at (877) 224-8674