Posted June 20, 2017

Karl Bauer joins Stellar Industries

Bauer takes on role of Manufacturing Manager.

Stellar Industries, Inc. announces the addition of Karl Bauer as Manufacturing Manager. Stellar Industries, Inc. announces the addition of Karl Bauer as Manufacturing Manager. Bauer brings 23 years of industry experience in the hydraulic truck equipment manufacturing realm.

Bauer previously served as a chief engineer charged with sustaining engineering operations, including engineering change records, production support, and all service, parts and maintenance manuals. He has experience collaboratively working with multiple departments on a daily basis.

In his role, Bauer will assess, formulate, and implement processes that will deal with current production obstacles at all of the Stellar locations. He will be responsible for expansion coordination, be the project lead for process and systems improvements, and assist other departments with projects throughout all the facilities.

“Stellar Industries is a progressive, growing company,” says Bauer. “It’s exciting being a part of, and contributing to that growth so that we can increase our product output and market share by offering our customers new, innovative, and continuously improved quality products while streamlining our operations without large staffing changes.” He concludes, “This means more revenue dollars per employee – and that’s a good thing as an ESOP company!”

“Karl is helping grow the company by focusing on production processes and flow improvements across all product lines and company locations,” says Steve Schnieders, VP of Operations. “He comes to us with a lot of great industry experience, and he willingly steps up to the plate for whatever challenge we can throw his way.”

Bauer attended NDSU and studied Industrial/Manufacturing Engineering. He is a certified hydraulic specialist, has non-destructive testing certification, and is named as a co-inventor on 5 US Patents. Bauer resides in Garner and has two grown daughters. He enjoys working in his garage, building and repairing things. He is active in the community, having served two terms on the Garner City Council as a councilman, and seven years as Mayor Pro-Tem. He continues to be a key organizer for the annual Duesey Days car show where he’s helped the previous 16 years.

Stellar Industries, Inc. was founded in 1990 in Garner, Iowa. It is an employee owned and operated manufacturer of hydraulic truck mounted equipment. Products include hooklift hoists, cable hoists, container carriers, telescopic cranes, articulating cranes, service bodies, work truck accessories, and the X-Tra-Lift pick-up loading device. Stellar also offers complete mechanic service truck and tire service truck packages. Stellar is a progressive company that focuses on its people, as they are the key to making the products and the company successful.