The Polen Company is committed to
performance through efficiency.
Heritage of Efficiency
Four decades ago Dennis Polen developed the Polen Special
experimental aircraft. Powered by a small 180hp engine, the
Special was capable of a remarkable 325mph. Efficiency was the
essence of the design and the performance. To this day the Polen
Special remains the world’s fastest four cylinder vehicle. This
is our heritage.
Global Transportation Dilemma
Today the global economy faces crisis. The cost—financially,
environmentally and politically—of dependence upon fossil fuels
is no longer sustainable. For the transportation industry,
finding performance through efficiency has never been more
vital. The Polen Company welcomes the challenge.
Strategic R & D
Not attached to a single solution, The Polen Company is
committed to identifying and nurturing a wide range of emerging
technologies in structures, materials, fuels, propulsion and
control systems to help the transportation industry improve
energy and environmental efficiency.
On The Move™
The Polen Stage3 Advanced
Efficiency Aircraft is our flying-test-platform for testing
airframe, propulsion and control system innovations for the next
generation ultra-efficient cost-effective air transportation.
The Dennis Polen Educational Foundation was founded to
provide practical learning for young people interested in
aviation. Today the foundations’ expanding role combines
foundation programs with the Polen Special’s unique public
personality to unite educational institutions, entrepreneurs and
innovators and promote collaboration around a common challenge
The Polen Company remains true to the concept of performance
through efficiency. We are committed to finding, developing and
bringing to market increasingly efficient products, systems and
innovations for global transportation markets and beyond.
Dick Keyt – Vice President of Development, Chief pilot and
President of Polen Education Foundation. Dick is an airline
captain flying international routes, a former US Air Force
pilot, certified flight instructor and holds a
bachelor-of-science degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the
University of Minnesota.
Jack Zimmanck – General Manager, Director of Marketing /
Partner Relations. Jack has served in senior management and
marketing roles in advertising, real estate and technology
industries. Jack is a partner with Stratus Partners, llc,
management advisors and serves on the board of the Institute of
Management Consultants. Jack is a graduate of Southern Illinois
University with degrees in Marketing and Journalism. Jack is a
life-long aviation enthusiast.
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