Subaru Industrial Power Products this week named Steve Hartung director of strategic sourcing. Hartung has 18 years of experience in engine manufacturing and sales, and was most recently responsible for Subaru’s Minneapolis-St. Paul sales territory as a regional sales manager. In his new position, Hartung’s primary focus is on strategic sourcing of American-made parts to be used in Subaru V-Twin engines assembled at the Fuji manufacturing plant located in Tokyo.
In addition to new responsibilities, Hartung continues to act as the regional sales manager for the greater Minneapolis area.
Hartung has been with Subaru Industrial Power Products for two years. Previously he was the director of manufacturing for Robin America. He managed the manufacturing process for the Wisconsin Robin line of engines, focusing on the V-Twin line of engines for Polaris and Billy Goat.
“Manufacturing always presents interesting challenges,” Hartung said. “The innovation and dedication that Subaru Industrial Power Products engineers into each one of its high-quality products, and the good people who are working toward the same goals, that have kept me in the manufacturing industry for so many years.”
Subaru industrial engines and power products are manufactured by Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd., Japan. Fuji Heavy Industries is a diversified manufacturer of Subaru automobiles, aircraft, ecotechnologies and industrial engines and equipment. Subaru engines are marketed and supported in North America by Robin America.