Jasper Engines and Transmissions announced changes to its production leadership team, including general manager of Jasper Innovative Solutions, division manager of the Power Drive Transmission Division, and production control manager for the production control team.

David Burbidge was named general manager of Jasper Innovative Solutions (JIS). He has worked with JASPER for the past seven years in a consulting role, and has worked extensively in the areas of Strategic Planning, Succession Planning, and Materials Management. Burbridge will become a full-time Associate-Owner of JASPER and will work with the company's JIS team from the Crawford County, Ind., facility.

Luke Bawel was named Division Manager of the Power Drive Transmission Division. He has been with JASPER for 10 years and has served as the general manager of JIS and Vice President of Jasper Innovative Logistics.  In addition to his role as JASPER Power Drive Transmission Manager, Bawel will continue as a member of JASPER’s Executive Team.

Sara Schmidt will join the Production Control Team as Production Control Manager. She has led the company's Power Drive Transmission Division the past four years and successfully led the transition of transmission manufacturing into the Power Drive Facility. Schmidt's new role will focus specifically on scheduling, core buying, parts buying, and coordination with the logistics teams.

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