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FREDERICKTOWN, OHIO. (April 4, 2017) — Christopher Whiteley has been promoted to quality assurance manager at the Schafer Industries driveline facilities in Fredericktown and Blacklick, Ohio, announced General Manager Chuck Tate. In his role, Whiteley will oversee all plant quality functions and work with the manufacturing group to facilitate continuous improvements in manufacturing best practices, lean production and field repair techniques. Tate said Whiteley was selected to fill the position opened when former QA Manager Rosie Cestari retired March 31.

Whiteley has 18 years of experience at the Fredericktown facility. He most recently served 10 years as manufacturing engineer and the previous eight years in quality roles. Whiteley is in the process of earning an associate science/industrial engineering degree through Penn Foster College, Scranton, Penn.

In making the announcement, Tate said, “Chris has dedicated his career to developing and improving our ergonomic manufacturing processes and enhancing our plant safety and product quality. The transition from Rosie to Chris will be seamless for our manufacturing team and customers.”

Founded in 1934, Schafer Industries is a leading producer of high-precision, custom-engineered gears and machined parts as well as assembled axles, transaxles, transmissions, brake assemblies and other components for a wide variety of industries. An ISO 9001:2015 company, Schafer is headquartered together with an operations facility in South Bend, Ind., and has manufacturing facilities in Illinois and Ohio.

For more information about Schafer Industries and its custom engineering and manufacturing capabilities for precision-cut gears, machined components and drivelines, visit www.schaferindustries.com.

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