Paul Morrisson has joined South Bend Gear, LLC as operations manager of the recently built manufacturing plant producing gears for heavy-duty truck engines. Morrisson will be responsible for overseeing production at the new facility on the Schafer Gear campus. South Bend Gear is a joint venture of Schafer Gear Works and Somaschini S.p.A. of Italy.
Prior to joining South Bend Gear, Morrisson was vice president of manufacturing at Flexco Products Group in Elkhart, Indiana. He previously served as plant manager of a steel storage systems facility and has also held quality control and manufacturing management positions. Morrisson has a bachelor of arts in business administration from Western Michigan University and Six Sigma Black Belt and Lean Manufacturing Certification.
"We are very pleased to have Paul as operations manager of the joint venture facility," said Bipin Doshi, president of Schafer Gear. "Paul's extensive experience in quality assurance and management of complex manufacturing facilities is very valuable and will allow us to smoothly double the production capacity of South Bend Gear by the end of this year."