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Luke Bawel Named VP of Supply Chain & Logistics Groups

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Jasper Engines & Transmissions is pleased to announce the promotion of Luke Bawel to Vice-President of JASPER’s Supply Chain and Logistics Groups, which includes our Distribution Channels, JET Transit and Jasper Innovative Solutions (JIS).

During his 7-year career with JASPER, Luke has worked in a variety of capacities, including Manufacturing, Quality, Inside Sales, Customer Service and Outside Sales. Most recently, Luke has served as the Division Manager of JIS. In his new role, Luke will partner with JASPER’s Executive Team to develop shared common goals in support of our Jasper Unified Management Plan (JUMP) initiatives, as well as create and implement future products and services for the Supply Chain and Logistics Groups. Luke will continue to be based at our Crawford County facility.

Congratulations, Luke, on your new responsibilities!

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JASPER Hosts JETT Fundraiser

On Saturday, April 18th, Jasper Endows Today & Tomorrow (JETT) teamed up with Will Read and Sing For Food for an evening of entertainment that raised $1,625 to benefit JETT’s community outreach efforts. JETT was founded in 2013 to bring JASPER Associates together in order to learn more about philanthropy, and to have a greater impact on local communities.

Will Read & Sing For Food players Kyle Lueken, Scott Saalman, Debbie Schuetter, Angie Mayfield, Megan Gatwood and Carley Knapp were joined by special guest musician Jason Wilber for an event that rocked JASPER’s new Power Drive location. The approximately 125 attendees had the opportunity to see the new facility, listen to some amazing live music and hear some humorous essay readings, all while supporting a great organization.Wilber, a native Hoosier and lead guitarist for Grammy Award-winning legend, John Prine, played several of his songs while also sharing stories of his Indiana roots, travel around the world and insight of how many of his songs were born. The local Will Read and Sing For Food players covered a variety of popular songs, mixed with some of their original pieces, and rounded it out with some heartfelt and humorous readings.

This event marked the 61st for Will Read and Sing For Food and was the second largest collected amount for one of their events. Since 2011, Will Read and Sing For Food has raised over $42,000 for various community causes in and around Dubois County, including: Community Food Bank; Dubois County Community Foundation community grant giving; Anderson Woods; Tri-Cap; Paul Michael Ash Endowment for Music and the Arts; local libraries; Catholic Charities; Shared Abundance; Psi Iota Xi; Crisis Connection; Dubois County Humane Society, Ferdinand Folk Fest, Habitat For Humanity and Hands in Hands Belize immersion trip.

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TBT… 2010 Syracuse Nationals

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Picture taken at the 2010 Syracuse Nationals.

My, how time flys. I came across this image this morning as I was browsing through our graphics archive. Back in 2010, I had the opportunity to transport our Rolling Showcase and represent JASPER at the Syracuse Nationals, which spans across the New York State Fairgrounds annually. I can’t believe that was five years ago. I’m not sure if our concept of time is perceived at an accelerated rate as we age, or if it’s just the fact that new technology promotes shortened attention spans compounded by our heightened ability to multitask.

Well, as the story goes, I met some really nice people in upstate New York that week including some of our customers, Dick and Carol Fracasse. That’s their ’68 Ford Mustang Fastback equipped with a JASPER remanufactured 347 stroker engine in the picture above. While it’s true today’s vehicles have a multitude of creature comforts, it’s nice to see classic car enthusiasts restore these beautiful vintage muscle cars, as we are excited to be part of that continued history. Let us know if we can assist in providing an authentic numbers-matching build or performance upgraded engine for your special project car – 800-827-7455 ext. 13987.

In the next week we will prepare a new group of JASPER Associates to man the new showcase trailer along with its rolling displays, flat-screen monitors, literature and swag as anticipation builds for another great show. If you’re in the Syracuse area July 17-19, stop in and check out all of the sweet rides, activities and, of course, pay the guys at the JASPER exhibit a visit. We look forward to seeing you there!

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JASPER Announces 72% Growth in Share Prices

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JASPER Associates eagerly await the new share price June 25th at the Power Drive Facility.

Jasper Engines and Transmissions CEO, Doug Bawel, shared exciting news during the Fifth Annual Shareholder Meeting at JASPER’s new Power Drive Facility.

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JASPER share prices have experienced rocket ship growth since the inception of its Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) in 2009. Bawel was thrilled to announce that thanks to another record year our new share price is $141.45 for 2014, which is up 72% over last year!

JASPER would like to thank its Associate Owners for delivering another outstanding year for our company! If you or someone you know would like join the JASPER family, apply at myjaspercareer.com. We offer two retirement plans, the ESOP and a matching 401K!

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Indiana’s Governor Visits JASPER Facilities

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence speaks with Maria McKitrick during his June 2nd tour of the Power Drive facility with members of JASPER’s Executive Committee.

Indiana Governor, Mike Pence visited the Jasper Engines and Transmissions facilities on June 2nd as part of a tour of southwestern Indiana.

Governor Pence met with JASPER Chairman/ CEO Doug Bawel, Company President Zach Bawel, along with members of JASPER’s Executive Committee, to discuss current political issues. Following their meeting, Governor Pence was given a personal tour of the Wernsing Road and Power Drive facilities.

The opening of JASPER’s Power Drive facility comes on the heels of other good job reports in Indiana. Dubois county has the lowest unemployment rate in Indiana at 2.9%, well below the state average of 5.4%.

In describing the meeting, Bawel said, “The Governor was very impressed with JASPER’s work ethic and, more importantly, the quality of the products our Associates remanufacture.”

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Powell Named Director of JASPER Branch Operations

Powell, KevinJASPER congratulates Kevin Powell as he has been named Director of Branch Operations.

In this position, Kevin will oversee the operations at JASPER’s 43 branch offices from coast to coast. He also has responsibility for the Branch Auditing and Routing Departments. Kevin will work closely with Regional Management, Branch Auditors, Routers, and Associates at each branch, to ensure operations are running smoothly and that JASPER continues the tradition of building strong relationships with customers and Associates.

Kevin has been a JASPER Associate since 2002 when he began as a Branch Auditor.

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Bueltel Named JASPER CFO

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JASPER has announced that Linda Bueltel has been named Chief Financial Officer.

In her position, Linda will manage the Accounting, Tax, Acquisition & Regulatory Compliance Functions as well as oversee the Audit and Valuation processes. She will work closely with the Board of Directors, External Auditors, and Operations on reporting the financial results and opportunities to allow JASPER to continue the tradition of building strong relationships with customers and Associates.

Linda has been a JASPER Associate since 2007 when she began managing the tax process. Congratulations Linda!

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Jasper Engines & Transmissions has named its Supplier Award winners for 2014 performance. There were 13 total recipients named in the following three categories, plus an award for outstanding individual partner.

GROWTH Awards
AVON AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCTS
S.A. GEAR INC
DIESEL FORWARD
EAGLE PRECISION PRODUCTS LLC

SERVICE Awards
SONNAX INDUSTRIES
ELGIN INDUSTRIES
CORTECO
MODERN SILICONE

QUALITY Awards
UNITED ENGINE & MACHINE CO
KING ENGINE BEARINGS
NPR OF AMERICA, LLC
BORG WARNER
EXEDY GLOBALPARTS CORP

Outstanding Individual Partner Award
GEORGE SUTTON – MAHLE

Each supplier received a trophy honoring their key role to the company as a true vendor partner in 2014. JASPER presents these awards, annually, to recognize the company’s Partners in Success.

The Growth Award winners were based on a percentage increase spent from 2013 to 2014 (minimum spent = $100,000).

The Quality Award listing was established by joint nominating efforts between JASPER Sourcing and Quality Teams in key areas such as: Supplier Scorecard Results, Corrective Action Requests, Warranties, Quality Control First-Piece History and Quality Issue Resolution.

The Service Award winners were established by joint nominating efforts between Sourcing and Buyers in key areas including: Supplier Scorecard Results, “Can Do” Attitude, Sense of Urgency, Timely Responses, Problem Resolution, and High Level of Expertise.

The Outstanding Individual Partner Award was established by nominating efforts of the Sourcing team, in key areas such as: “Above and Beyond” Daily Support, Timely Responses, Price Negotiations, Critical Decision Making, Part Expediting, and Overall Collaboration and Partnership.

“JASPER is proud to recognize all of these suppliers this year,” says Jay Nelson, JASPER Supplier Development-Sourcing Manager. “We have developed great relationships with many of our suppliers and they continue to be critical partners in the success of Jasper Engines & Transmissions.  In the aftermarket industry, we must all continue to work together to provide the highest quality product; and price those products to provide the greatest value to the customer.”

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Another Successful Pie in The Eye Fund-raiser!

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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

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This is how JASPER’s new rolling billboards look on a RAM Promaster delivery van
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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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