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Another Successful Pie in The Eye Fund-raiser!

2015 Pie in the Eye
ITD’s Dave Sutton received two pies as the top fund-raising Associate at Pie in The
Eye 2015.

This year’s Pie in The Eye event raised over $1,000 for Dubois County Relay for Life, and was considered the most successful in the seven-year history of the fund-raiser.

The top three earners received a pie tossed by Chris Hochgesang, last year’s top recipient. Third place went to Austin Bolton, who received a banana cream pie. Tyler Kirkman was awarded a chocolate pie for his second place finish.

Associates from Indiana Tool & Die held several fundraisers to make sure Department Manager Dave Sutton got his just desserts. Their efforts paid off as Dave had $770 raised against him, which was a record for money raised for an individual Associate.

After receiving his strawberry pie for being the top Associate, Dave earned a second pie from Ryan Nelson, who won a raffle for the opportunity to “deliver” it.

“We definitely could not be making a difference in Dubois County Relay (for Life) without the efforts of our Associates,” said Cori Sturgeon, Pie in The Eye event coordinator. “This activity is the most fun we get to do for Relay for Life every year!”

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New JASPER Look… Same Great Service

JASPER Delivery Vehicles

This is how JASPER’s new rolling billboards look on a RAM Promaster delivery van
(upper left),
a Hino box truck (upper right) and on a 53′ trailer (bottom).

JASPER’s over-the-road fleet is getting a new look, as several new 53-foot trailers, box trucks and
delivery vans are put into service.

One side of the vehicle displays a discussion between an automotive technician and their customer
over an engine installation, while the opposite shows a transmission consultation. When motorists
see these rolling billboards pass by, they’ll see a message asking them to contact their professional
technician about the millions of remanufactured products installed.

“We’re trying to tell the general public that it is commonplace to install remanufactured products,”
said Mike Pfau, JASPER Advertising General Manager. “We want to direct these potential customers
to have their vehicles serviced by professional technicians.”

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Seeking 2016 JASPER Calendar Entries

It is amazing how fast the year is going! Roughly one-quarter of 2015 is already behind us! If you, or your customers, have a vehicle with a JASPER product in it, and would like to have a spot in the 2016 JASPER calendar, here is your opportunity!

The August 3rd deadline is quickly approaching… So don’t hesitate… Send us your entry! Entrants must submit a high-resolution color photograph and information about their unique vehicle, or performance car or truck, along with the JASPER remanufactured product that has been installed. Vehicles should be placed in a “show” type setting. Low resolution digital images transferred onto photo paper cannot be accepted. High-resolution digital images, 8” x 10” at 300 dpi, are preferred. All entries will be judged based on adherence to the category, equipment appearance and the quality of the photograph.

REMINDER!!! The deadline for 2016 Calendar entries is August 3rd. If you have vehicle images, and would like to request an entry form, or for additional information, contact Jennifer Hohl at

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JASPER 2015 Performance Show Schedule

Charlotte Motor Speedway
The first show of the year took place at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Jasper Engines & Transmissions will be on the road in 2015, celebrating nearly 75 years of business in the automotive remanufacturing industry.

As a way to better educate the public on our remanufacturing capabilities, JASPER has updated its mobile marketing rig, appropriately named the “JASPER Rolling Showcase.” The “Showcase” will make at least nine appearances at high-profile car shows and performance events from April through October.

The JASPER Rolling Showcase brings along several product displays, including components from the gas engine, transmission, performance and Authentic Custom Drivetrain divisions. JASPER Associates are on hand at each event, so visitors can walk up and ask about our remanufacturing processes.

• April 9-12, Charlotte Spring Auto Fair and Swap Meet – Charlotte, NC
• April 22-26, Spring Carlisle Collector Car Swap Meet and Corral – Carlisle, PA
• June 19-21, MSRA (Minnesota Street Rod Association) – St. Paul, MN
• July 17-19, Syracuse Nationals – Syracuse, NY
• August 6-9, NSRA Nationals (National Street Rod Association) – Louisville, KY
• August 28-30, Frog Follies – Evansville, IN
• August 28-30, Corvettes at Carlisle – Carlisle, PA
• September 11-12, Shades of the Past – Pigeon Forge, TN
• October 8-11, Cruisn’ The Coast – Biloxi, MS

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Orlando Branch Takes Top Award from Annual Sales Banquet

Award_Orlando Branch
The Orlando branch is represented by JASPER Factory Representatives (left to right) Shelby Damron, R.B. Burkhardt and Darin Damron.

The Orlando, Florida, branch of Jasper Engines & Transmissions took home the President’s Award for 2014 at the company’s annual sales banquet January 27th. Recognized as JASPER’s top branch award, the President’s Award is based upon improvements in many categories, including:
• Percentage and total dollar sales increase
• Percentage and number of units sold increase in every product category
• Percentage of profit increase and dollars increase of profit

In addition, the Orlando branch received awards for Most Improved Gas Engine Sales and Most Improved National Account Sales.

“We want to pass along congratulations to all the Associates of the Orlando branch for winning the President’s Award for 2014,” says Zach Bawel, JASPER President. “The Florida market for JASPER products continues to grow and prosper. We look forward to continued growth from our Orlando branch in the future.”

“Congratulations to the entire staff of our Orlando branch for taking top honors in 2014,” added Joe McDonald, JASPER Regional Vice President. “The branch exceeded sales expectations by providing exceptional service and products to the finest customers in the Florida area.”

Individually, Orlando Factory Representatives, Darin Damron and Shelby Damron, were named Silver Level recipients, achieving a company sales increase in 2014 over the previous two consecutive years. Orlando Factory Representative R.B. Burkhardt was a Bronze Level recipient, achieving a company sales increase in 2014 over the previous year.

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Schnaus Named JASPER Regional Branch Operations Manager

Schnaus, Bryan Jasper Engines & Transmissions is pleased to announce that Bryan Schnaus has been named a Regional Operations Manager for the Branch Auditing Department.

Bryan has been a JASPER Associate since 2011.  As Regional Branch Operations Manager, he will oversee the operations at 21 of JASPER’s 43 branch offices from coast to coast.  Bryan will work closely with the staff at these branches to ensure operations are running smoothly and that JASPER continues their tradition of building strong relationships with customers and Associates.

Established in 2002, and known within the company as “The A-Team”, the Branch Auditing Department is responsible for establishing and maintaining the policies and procedures for all 43 branch locations.  Along with establishing standard operating procedures, the A-Team audits branches twice a year to ensure these standards are met. The department also serves as a liaison between the branches and manufacturing, addressing concerns and suggestions for improvement that come from the branches.

“I am extremely proud of Bryan and what he has accomplished in his short career here,” said Kevin Powell, JASPER National Operations Manager. “He has an incredible energy level and has earned the respect of management here at JASPER and our branch management team as well. I’m very excited for him and his future at JASPER.”

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Brosmer Earns Professional in Human Resources Certification

Brosmer, Kate

Jasper Engines & Transmissions is pleased to announce that Kate Brosmer has earned the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) Certification. The PHR certification is offered through Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI).

Kate, a graduate of Indiana University, has been Associated with the People Services and Corporate Care department at JASPER for two years.

HRCI has been the global leader in professional credentialing for the HR profession since 1976. Through the combination of formal education, adherence to high ethical standards, demonstrated knowledge and achievement through exam and a renewed commitment to continuing professional development, HR professionals certified by the HR Certification Institute enhance their professional credibility and the organizations they serve.

Today, more than 135,000 HR professionals in 100 countries proudly maintain the HR Certification Institute’s credentials as a mark of high professional distinction.

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Morgenthaler Gears Up for Busy 2015 Schedule


Chad Morgenthaler described his 2014 season back with the Bassmater Elites as “decent” . He showed some of his potential with a 2nd place finish in Toledo Bend, Texas.

2014 is in the books for JASPER-sponsored angler Chad Morgenthaler. The Coulterville, Illinois, native described the previous year as “a decent season”, though he said it was nice to show some potential his first year back with the Bassmaster Elites series. “This group of 108 anglers are extremely talented, and continuously push you to give 110%,” he said.

The highlight of Chad’s 2014 season started at the Classic in Guntersville, Alabama. “I was able to take that momentum and capitalize on it for several months,” said Morgenthaler. “This eventually led to my best tour event finish – a 2nd place at Toledo Bend, Texas.”

JASPER has been Morgethaler’s primary tour sponsor since 2006. He describes the sponsorship as the rock of his career. “They (JASPER) have provided the stability for me in a very volatile sport,” he said. “They have also shown me how to maximize marketing and promotions from their NASCAR experiences.”

Morgenthaler added. “JASPER has shown me what hard work and dedication can do for your career, and allowed me to feel as if I am part of a giant family.”

With 17 events on Morgenthaler’s 2015 schedule, he chose to sum up next year in one word: INSANE. “2015 will take me from the East Coast to the West Coast and from New York to Texas,” he said. “To have a successful season, it will take some diligent planning and an extreme amount of focus. I plan on approaching the year one event at a time, while maximizing the off days for recuperation and listening to my wife Debbie when she advises that it’s time to focus on family time.”

“I would like to thank JASPER for the opportunity to spend time with their Preferred Installers and Outside Sales Representatives through the VIP fishing program,” said Morgenthaler. “The program has allowed me to meet some outstanding people and develop some great personal relationships throughout the years. I’m very excited that the Elite Series will visit new waters next year, allowing the program to expand into additional territories.”

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JASPER Celebrates Record-Breaking Knockout Year

2014 JET Award Winners
A Group photo of 86 JASPER Outside Sales Representatives received awards.

On January 27th, JASPER celebrated a record-breaking “Knockout Year” in sales and company performance. JASPER continues a pattern of unprecedented growth throughout its many divisions, and subsidiaries including; Jasper Innovative Solutions and Jasper Electric Motors.

Awards were presented to Outside and Inside Sales Representatives, and Customer Service Representatives for categories based on growth, sales volume, increased profits and customer retention. Butch Stewart from our Columbia, South Carolina branch received the Platinum Award, an achievement of five consecutive years of $250,000 territory growth, an all-time first.

Throughout their three-day visit, Representatives from our 43 nationwide JASPER branch locations participated in classes pertaining to new products and the latest product processes and updates. As our Sales Representatives return to their respective territories, we will continue to grow here at home to provide immediate availability of the best drivetrain products in the nation.

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JASPER Sales Representatives Support JETT

JASPER Outside Sales Representative, Paul Henderson, snatched raffle tickets from the hand of Regional VP Joe McDonald.

JASPER’s continued support of our Associates and communities was demonstrated in a big way by our Outside Sales Representatives during the National Sales Meeting on Monday, January 26th.

Through the first of two half-pot drawings, our Sales Representatives generously supported Jasper Endows Today and Tomorrow (JETT).  JETT, which consists of a group of JASPER Associates, is a unique giving experience that allows JASPER Associates and their families the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of philanthropy, while combining resources to be used for the betterment of our communities for today and tomorrow.

Meanwhile, a second half-pot drawing was conducted with the proceeds going toward a special Appreciation Day hosted by our Inside Sales group in February.

Thanks to our Outside Sales Reps for their awesome support of two very worthy causes!

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