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Polar USA Named a Best Company to Work for in New York for Second Straight Year

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Polar (, the leader in heart rate and fitness assessment technology, today announced it has been named a "Best Company to Work for in New York for 2011" by the New York State Society for Human Resource Management, Inc., the Business Council of New York and Best Companies Group.  Polar ranked 22 in the under 250 employees group. The award honors companies who excel in workplace policies, practices, philosophies, systems and demographics and perform well in an employee survey that measures their experiences.  

"We feel honored to be recognized for the second year in a row for this prestigious award," said Jeff Padovan, president of Polar USA.  "Every year, we continue to find ways to keep our team engaged and invest in employee development.  This award shows that those efforts are seen and appreciated."  

"This competition was designed to identify, recognize, and honor the best places of employment in the Empire State, to the benefit of our economy, labor force, and businesses," said Lorri Zelman, chair of the Best Companies to Work for in New York Program.  "Polar USA is one of those companies – I congratulate them on their accomplishment."

Polar has developed a number of creative recognition programs and employee engagement initiatives, including the "Leader of the Pack" award – an initiative that recognizes employees who embody the core values of Polar – and "Bring Your Own Food Day" – a program that promotes the sharing of culinary talents.  Some activities make use of Polar technology including the company's internal version of "March Madness" and "Office Olympics," as well as participation in the Workman Workplace Challenge, in which the Polar men's team placed third overall.

About PolarHeadquartered in Lake Success, NY, Polar USA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Finland-based Polar Electro OY, which invented the first wireless heart rate monitor (HRM) in 1977.  Polar now operates internationally in more than 80 countries. Polar heart rate and fitness assessment technology delivers unparalleled insight into the human body from valuable training guidance and feedback, to enabling individuals to improve their fitness level and sports performance. Polar technology is key to the success of leading fitness facilities, athletic teams, corporate wellness facilities, health insurance providers and thousands of physical education programs around the world. Today, Polar training computers are the number one choice among consumers worldwide. For more information, visit Martinez

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