Jasper Motorsports Co-Owner recieves honor

Doug Bawel honored as 2003 Indiana Business Leader of the Year; Jasper Motorsports co-owner receives recognition for business practices. Mooresville, NC -- Doug Bawel, President and CEO of Jasper Engines and Transmissions (JET) and co-owner of...

Doug Bawel honored as 2003 Indiana Business Leader of the Year; Jasper Motorsports co-owner receives recognition for business practices.

Mooresville, NC -- Doug Bawel, President and CEO of Jasper Engines and Transmissions (JET) and co-owner of Jasper Motorsports, understands that success in business is acquired through change. It is in part due to this philosophy that led Bawel to be honored as the Indiana Chamber of Commerce's 2003 Business Leader of the Year at the 14th Annual Awards Dinner on Thursday, October 23.

More than 1,000 Indiana business and political leaders were on hand at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis as Bawel received the honors for his day-to-day business practices at JET, a 61-year-old Jasper, IN based company.

As a self-described "agent of change" Bawel encourages his associates, not employees, to constantly seek ways to improve the companies products. "Our definition of insanity is to continue doing what we're doing and believing the results are different," said Bawel.

With more than 1700 employees not including the race team, excellence is just a change away. "I am not a perfectionist," claims Bawel. I do however believe that if you seek perfection, you will pass excellence along the way."

"Doug's personality and enthusiasm are infectious," said Brinegar. ""He not only allows his associates to reach their highest level, but he extends his leadership to the local community and beyond. He is truly making a difference in his company, Jasper [IN] and all of DuBois County."

Indiana is home to the Jasper Engines and Transmissions main facility as well as a second facility in Crawford County. There are additional facilities in Altoona, PA and Bellingham, WA along with 34 branch locations throughout the United States. Jasper Motorsports is located in Mooresville, NC.

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