Jasper Events

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.”

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.

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.”

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.

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!

Canada Post Utilizes JASPER in LLV Project

Jasper Engines & Transmission played a major role in the recent refurbishment of several hundred Grumman Long Life Vehicles (LLV) used for Canada Post.

Canada Post recently refurbished 876 LLVs at their Mississauga, Ontario, facility. Each LLV received a JASPER remanufactured GM 2.2L four-cylinder engine. They also received new brake lines and additional LLV components supplied by Jasper Innovative Solutions.

"The LLV Refurbishment Project began in 2012 with an end goal of extending the useful life of our existing purpose-built, right-hand drive, LLV fleet," said Steve Clark, Canada Post National Fleet Director. "The refurbished LLV's, destined for mail and parcel delivery service in rural operations across Canada, needed to be reliable and sound for continued postal service use. The project represented a considerable investment of time, expertise and ingenuity, both internally and also from our valued external partners."

"As the project draws to a close, and the last LLV has crossed the assembly line, I am pleased to say that we have met our goals," added Clark. "This success would not have been possible without strong partnerships, extreme dedication, and an unparalleled commitment to produce a quality product."

"JASPER was honored to be a part of this program Steve put together," said Joe McDonald, JASPER Regional Vice President. "We trully believe at Jasper Engines & Transmissions that giving new life to fleet vehicles is an economical and green strategy that benefits all parties."

"The partnership that has come out of this endeavor between JASPER and Canada Post will undoubtedly create future opportunities to work together on other projects," said McDonald.

A Very Special Christmas Delivery...

2014 Giving Tree Delivery
JASPER Associate, Chad Bland readies a delivery truck full of gifts for local children.

JASPER picked up a box truck load of new clothing and toys from the Salvation Army in New
Albany, Indiana December 9th.

These items were received from contributors who picked a tag from a Salvation Army Angel Tree.
Each child had a bag of presents. JASPER delivered these bags to the Indiana Department of
Child Services in English, Indiana, which were distributed to the families in need. The boxes (pictured
above) had extra toys to be donated.

This, along with JASPER's annual Giving Tree program, was a great way to inspire others and
bring hope to kids in need.

JASPER Nativity Scene - A 20-Year Christmas Tradition

JET Nativity
The Nativity on the front lawn of JASPER's corporate headquarters.

The December calendar is always packed with activities to bring Christmas cheer upon JASPER
Associates and the local community. Since 1994, JASPER Associates volunteer their time to set up
the lights and life-size Nativity on the front lawn of our corporate headquarters.

There's a lot of work that goes into setting up the JASPER-crafted Nativity scene. Here are some
pictures taken during this year's set up.

Merry Christmas to everyone!












JASPER Opens South Bend, Indiana, Branch

Jasper Engines and Transmissions has opened a new branch location in South Bend, Indiana.

The Branch is located at 3303 Williamson Richardson Ct, Suite 200, in South Bend.  The branch will receive four factory truck deliveries per week that will allow JASPER to increase customer service in this area.

"The territories within the South Bend branch were initially serviced by our Indianapolis, Chicago and Grand Rapids, Michigan, locations," said Kevin Powell, JASPER National Operations Manager.  "We found a need to open a branch in South Bend because it will allow us to better serve our customers in that market with more days of service, earlier deliveries and faster core pickups."

I am excited for the opportunity to offer the increased customer service, and the additional delivery days for our northern Indiana and southern Michigan Customers,” said Mike Smith, JASPER Regional Vice President.

The South Bend branch gives JASPER a total of 43 branch locations throughout the United States.

A Christmas Luncheon of Epic Proportions

JET Christmas Luncheon
The "Full Meal Deal" Christmas Luncheon at the Jasper facility 12-10-14.

On Wednesday, December 10th the Jasper facility celebrated Christmas with a catered luncheon that left everyone's belly full. One-inch smoked pork chops, mashed potatoes and gravy, an assortment of vegetables, rolls and chocolate brownies! The Crawford facility had their special lunch yesterday and the Willow facility celebrated last week. JASPER drew names for over $11,000 in cash prizes. This year, there were special gifts for everyone in attendance, a $25 Bass Pro Shops gift card and pocket planner!