Jeffery Basham has joined Schafer Gear Works, Inc., as advanced manufacturing engineer in the company's South Bend office. Basham will be responsible for all advanced planning of new parts, including CNC programming, tooling design and application of the latest technologies in cutting tools and machine tools. Basham has over 18 years of experience in manufacturing. Prior to joining Schafer Gear, he worked as a machining manager and programming engineer. In making the announcement, Paresh Shah, Schafer Gear's vice president of engineering and business development, said, "We are excited to have Jeff join our team. With his expertise, he will be able to oversee all new parts throughout Schafer's production process and smoothly implement cutting-edge technology."
Additionally, Rodney Miller has joined Schafer Gear Works, Inc. as manufacturing engineer in the company's South Bend office. Miller will be responsible for engineering support for all gear manufacturing processes. Prior to joining Schafer Gear, Miller worked as a manufacturing engineer at B&J Medical in Kendallville, Indiana. He also has extensive experience in manufacturing/design and CNC programming in automotive devices as well as in the recreational vehicle industry. Miller has an associates degree in industrial manufacturing from Indiana Tech. In making the announcement, Schafer's production manager, Dennis Sharp, said, "Rodney brings a strong manufacturing background to Schafer Gear and will be a valuable asset in providing engineering support and process improvement for our shop floor."