Stellar promotes Schnieders to VP

Also names Jim Fisk to director of operations.


Stellar Industries, Inc. is announcing the promotion of Steve Schnieders to Vice President Supply Chain and Operations. Schnieders will be the first vice president position at Stellar since David Zrostlik assumed the presidency in 2000.

Additionally, Jim Fisk has been appointed Director of Operations for both the Garner and Kanawha facilities. The director of operations position will report to Schnieders.

Schnieders has been a Stellar employee for almost 20 years. He has held the position of engineering manager, in addition to the operations manager. He has also been a member of the Stellar Industries Board for 11 years. His duties in this position will be to oversee the supply chain and the overall operations of Stellar Industries by developing strategies that will align with the goals of Stellar on its continued path of growth and success.

“Steve has been a valuable member of the Stellar Team for almost 20 years,” says David Zrostlik, President of Stellar Industries. “He was a key leader in helping us navigate through some rough economic periods both as Engineering Manager and as Operations Manager and has been pivotal in helping us become the successful company we are today.

"In his newly appointed role as Vice President, Steve will be charged to align our Supply Chain and Operational strategies with our overall strategies for continued growth.”

Zrostlik concludes, “The addition of Jim Fisk to the Stellar team will free Steve from some of the more day to day issues of operations while leveraging Jim’s extensive knowledge and experience in operations to improve our performance short term as well as to help fuel our longer term growth strategies. We are fortunate to have both these professionals supporting our mission to be a preferred supplier to our customers by being responsive in meeting their needs.”

Fisk comes to this position with over 20 years of experience and success with Lean Manufacturing in various industries, including truck and trailer manufacturing and up-fitting.

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