U-Line Corporation, the leading innovator in premium built-in undercounter ice makers, refrigerators and wine preservation appliances, is proud to announce Andrew J. Doberstein as the new Director of Operations. Doberstein will be responsible for all activities in the Engineering, Quality, and Manufacturing areas of the company. In addition to overseeing these areas Doberstein will still play a key role in design and engineering of new product to continue U-Line’s presence as a leading innovator.

Doberstein began working for U-Line 1998 as an Engineering Technician. He was responsible for performing various tests to obtain data and present it to management and submit to Underwriters Laboratory and other government agencies. From 2002 to 2006 he held the position of Engineering Lab Manager, performing all agency approval testing and data submittals, managing development and implementation of product upgrades from mechanical to electronic controls as well as developing written controls specifications.

As the Engineering Manager from February 2008 to September 2009, Doberstein directed all functions within Engineering including new product development and design, maintaining existing product lines, maintaining accreditations and agency approvals, energy verification, product redesigns and competitive product analysis. From September 2009 to September of 2010 he directed all functions within the Engineering and Quality group and was responsible for all budgetary activities in the group. He has played a key role in new product development and implementing internal quality control standards.

Doberstein is a graduate from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee with a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering specializing in Mechanical Engineering. He has been an integral part in the design of several U-Line products. He is currently named on eight issued Utility patents, 10 issued Design patents and eight additional patent applications that are in process.

Since 1962, U-Line Corporation has been the leading innovator in built-in, undercounter ice makers, Combo® ice maker/refrigerators, Wine Captain® wine storage units, refrigerators, refrigerator drawers and refrigerator/freezers. U-Line is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and has a West Coast office located in Laguna Beach, California. For more information on U-Line and its products visit www.u-line.com.