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What is a Program Champion?


Program champions are the individuals responsible for ensuring your fluid analysis program is effective. The right program champion can provide you with the continuous leadership, visibility and accountability you need to ensure your fluid analysis program is headed in the right direction.

When choosing a program champion, make sure you identify an individual who is committed to your program and capable of overseeing the people, the process and the technology from start to finish. Choosing the right champion for your team is a necessary step to ensure your equipment remains up-and-running.

If you’re interested in securing your program success, I recommend you start developing your program champion today. To help your champion make the transition, we’ve put together a checklist to guide them through the right actions to take at start-up, daily, weekly, monthly and semi-annually.


Please feel free to download the program champion checklist. I also recommend you attend our February 3 webinar on the impact of a program champion. This 40 minute presentation is now open for registration. If you have any additional questions, please contact one of our technical business consultants, Henry A. Neicamp  at hneicamp@polarislabs.com or Randy Clark at rclark@polarislabs.com.


Proven Impact. Proven Uptime. Proven Savings.
Let us prove it to you.

Two Weeks Until the 2016 Customer Summit

It’s official! We are just two short weeks away from the 2016 Customer Summit. If you have yet to let us know you’ll be joining, there is still plenty of time for you to register for this exciting professional development opportunity.

Attending the summit offers you a chance to ask all your oil analysis questions while surrounded by the best and brightest in the industry. This is your opportunity to engage with your peers and industry experts to find solutions to the maintenance pain points that plague you every day.

As a participant, you’ll take part in our dynamic sessions, tailored to fit your oil analysis needs. We’ve also scheduled some exciting events and tours to give you a chance to network with other attendees.

If you haven’t registered yet, there’s still time! Learn more about the event and register today.

We are looking forward to seeing you all on our “home turf”!

Proven Impact. Proven Uptime. Proven Savings.
Let us prove it to you.

Published September 5, 2016

2016 Customer Summit Keynote: Oliver Luck

Have you registered for the POLARIS Laboratories® 2016 Customer Summit? If so, you might have noticed a highly successful NFL quarterback on our program lineup.

This year’s keynote address will be presented by Oliver Luck, a noted college athletic director, the Executive Vice President of Regulatory Affairs with the NCAA and a former Houston Oilers quarterback with five back-to-back seasons in the NFL.

Since his retirement as a NFL player, Luck has worn a number of hats including, the CEO of the Harris County-Houston Sports Authority, WVU’s Director of Athletics and, currently, the Executive Vice President of Regulatory Affairs at the NCAA.

Embracing this position, Luck has gathered together all the regulatory functions of the NCAA under one umbrella ­­– enforcement, academic, and membership affairs and the eligibility center.

An in-demand speaker on leadership and success, Luck will be sharing his own personal experience with building program champions. Trading his Oilers helmet for oil analysis, he will also touch on the benefits of compliance and the importance strong leadership has on organizational success.

If you’re interested in hearing Luck speak, be sure to register for the 2016 Customer Summit!

Proven Impact. Proven Uptime. Proven Savings.
Let us prove it to you.

Published August 9, 2016

2016 Customer Summit: Featured Opportunities

We’re not lying when we say the POLARIS Laboratories® Customer Summit is a one of a kind experience. Featuring a wide variety of events and a diverse speaker lineup, we’ve taken every step to ensure that you leave our summit with all the tools and tactics to apply oil analysis best practices to your program.

Read on for a complete breakdown of what our summit has to offer!

General Sessions
From a dynamic keynote address to presentations from leaders in the industry, our general sessions are packed full of information to help you become an oil analysis program champion.

Facility Tours
As you register, you’ll have the option to choose between attending one of two different company headquarters: POLARIS Laboratories® or Allison Transmission. Both tours offer a behind the scenes look at the company’s business.

Pre and Post Summit Workshops
If you’re looking to maximize your summit experience, pre and post summit workshops, presented by our technical business consultants, are available. Whether you’re looking to learn more about advanced data interpretation or building successful metrics, we can help you with these sessions!

You’ll have the opportunity to meet and greet with industry peers.

Breakout Sessions
In between our general sessions are a number of breakout sessions led by experts in the industry. As you register, you’ll have the option of choosing which event is the best fit for your needs.

Customer Appreciation Event
The customer appreciation event will take place at the NCAA Hall of Champions, featuring a fully interactive space where visitors can compete both virtually and hands on through sports simulators, a 1930s retro-style gymnasium, a ski simulator and more.

Packed into just three days, our program offers you and your team all the information you need to transform your maintenance program. For more information on our event speakers and workshop topics, check out our schedule of events!

Register today to join us in Indianapolis September 19-21 and grow your equipment maintenance expertise with POLARIS Laboratories® this year.

Proven Impact. Proven Uptime. Proven Savings.
Let us prove it to you. 

Published August 2, 2016

Register for the Customer Summit Now!

Don’t forget! The POLARIS Laboratories® 2016 Customer Summit early registration closes July 31. This is your opportunity to save $200 off of your event registration fee while signing up for a summit unlike any other you’ve ever attended.

Why register early? So you can join our all-star line-up. Learn how to build a quality oil analysis program from companies such as Cummins Filtration, Chevron, RelaDyne LLC, Aggreko, Valvoline® and even the NCAA. These industry leaders have a wealth of knowledge and expertise that can help you make a champion impact on your maintenance program.

Former NFL quarterback and current NCAA Executive Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, Oliver Luck, will deliver the keynote. An in-demand speaker on leadership and success, Luck will share his own personal experience with building program champions. Connecting college athletics with oil analysis, he also will touch on the benefits of compliance and the impact strong leaders can have on long-term organizational success.

Registering for the event is easy!

Visit our summit page to learn more about what the event has to offer and stop by our registration page to save your seat. As you register, you have the option to:

  • Add additional workshops
  • Choose which workshops you would prefer to attend
  • Choose between one of two great tour options

I know, I know. This will be a tough call! If you need any additional information to help you decide, visit our programming page.

Be sure you register soon to take advantage of this deal and secure your spot! I look forward to seeing you in Indianapolis September 19 through 21!

Proven Impact. Proven Uptime. Proven Savings.
Let us prove it to you. 

Published July 9, 2016