Nick Zizzo has joined Schafer Industries as global sourcing manager. He will oversee the procurement function at all company locations as well as collaborate with suppliers for business development, supply cost optimization and leveraging corporate purchasing.
Zizzo comes to Schafer Industries with more than 18 years of experience. Most recently, he spent six years in supply chain management with AM General. In addition to sourcing, he has expertise in inventory analysis, supplier collaboration, policy/procedure drafting and organizational compliance.
Zizzo received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and a master’s degree in business administration from Cardinal Stritch University, also in Milwaukee. He has earned the CPSD certification (Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity) and CPSM certification (Certified Professional in Supply Management).
Schafer Industries began in South Bend, Indiana in 1934 manufacturing high-quality gears as Schafer Gear Works. Today Schafer Industries is a leading producer of high-precision, custom-engineered gears and machined parts as well as assembled axles, transaxles, transmissions, brake assemblies and other components for wide variety of industries. Headquartered together with an operations facility in South Bend, Ind., Schafer also has manufacturing facilities in Illinois and Ohio.