Bipin Doshi, president of Schafer Industries, has announced the appointment of Thomas L. Troyan as manager of the company’s Gear Unit where he is responsible for three plant locations including managing customer and supplier relations.Troyan joined Schafer Industries when the company acquired two axle manufacturing plants in Ohio where he served as general manager. Troyan has more than 29 years of operations experience in manufacturing. Prior to joining Schafer Industries, Troyan was senior operations manager for Dana Holding Corporation where he was responsible for five North American facilities. Troyan has also served as general manager of F&P Georgia Inc. where he was instrumental in the program launch of several North American Honda vehicle platforms. He also served as plant manager for Metaldyne, a manufacturer of precision machined components for the automotive compressor market and spent 13 years with Allison Transmission serving in various roles in engineering and operations. Troyan has a B.S. in industrial management and engineering from Purdue University and an M.B.A in operations from Butler University. He is a previous member of the Society of Automotive Engineers as well as the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.