JACKSON, Mich. — Melling Engine Parts has appointed long-time Melling employee Thomas Trosin as executive vice president. The company also announced the addition of two new key employees.
Mark Melling has announced that 25-year employee Thomas Trosin will be executive vice president of Melling.
"Tom has been with the company for many years and has worked closely with all departments to grow the business," said Melling. "His experience and knowledge of the industry is valuable in this new role as we continue our manufacturing growth plans for the future."
Jim Stark has been hired as the new purchasing manager and will be based in Melling’s Jackson, Mich., plant. Stark brings 20 years of materials and supply chain management experience in a manufacturing environment. He has a strong focus and background with scheduling, purchasing, inventory control, material planning, logistics and shipping, as well as ISO-TS 16949 and ISO 14001 operating procedures. Stark is a graduate of Michigan State University with a B.A. in purchasing and operations management.
"Jim is an excellent addition to our staff as we look to expand all of the Melling Manufacturing divisions, not only with aftermarket parts, but our entire portfolio of manufacturing capacities," said Trosin.
Jeffrey Schaerer has been hired as the company’s new product manager and also will be located at the company’s Jackson, Mich., manufacturing facility. Schaerer comes to Melling with 22 years of automotive aftermarket experience from Mahle Clevite, where he was an engine parts product manager.
Schaerer has 25-year master certification status with ASE, as well as being a certified master automobile technician, certified in advanced engine performance, certified automobile parts specialist, certified undercar specialist, and a licensed master automotive mechanic in the state of Michigan.
"Jeff’s combined credentials and experience will be extremely valuable to the Melling organization as he begins his new position with us," noted Chuck Barnett, vice president of sales.