Midwest Auto Parts Names WIX Filters Vendor Of The Year

Wednesday, 02 April 2003

WIX Filters has been recognized by Midwest Auto Parts as Vendor of the Year for 2002.

The award was presented by Dave Bock, vice president of Midwest Auto Parts during the vendor training sessions held at a recent sales and training conference in Minneapolis.

“This prestigious award was presented to WIX Filters upon delivering the best overall service to Midwest Auto Parts in the areas of product quality, advertising and marketing programs, factory sales support, technical training, order fill, credit proficiency and timely communication by regional/zone management with Midwest,” stated Bock.

Accepting the award on behalf of WIX Filters was Jimmy Redd, WIX Filters Midwest regional manager. “It is a tremendous honor to receive this award from Midwest,” said Redd. “I want to thank the two district managers that call on these locations, Tom Murphy and Arnie Bergsten, as they certainly deserve the credit.”

“We work with Dave Bock and the folks at Midwest to create training materials to help their employees better understand our products creating a win-win situation for both Midwest and WIX Filters,” Redd explained.

“Any time a customer names us vendor of the year, against such strong competition in our industry, it’s the highest compliment that WIX could receive,” said Bill Sheehan, vice president of sales for WIX Filters. “On behalf of all WIX employees, we want to thank Midwest for this wonderful recognition.”

Since 1939, Wix has been an innovator in filtration products. Wix designs, manufactures and distributes products for automotive, diesel, agricultural, industrial and specialty filter markets. Its product line includes oil, air, cabin interior, fuel, coolant, transmission and hydraulic filters for automobiles, trucks and off-road equipment. WIX is the # 1 filter in NASCAR and the only filter Officially Licensed by NASCAR. Wix Filtration Products is part of Dana Corporation's Automotive Aftermarket Group, one of the world's largest independent suppliers to vehicle manufacturers and their related aftermarkets. WIX Filter's Internet address is www.wixfilters.com.

Dana Corporation is a global leader in the design, engineering, and manufacture of value-added products and systems for automotive, commercial, and off-highway vehicle manufacturers and their related aftermarkets. The company employs more than 60,000 people worldwide. Founded in 1904 and based in Toledo, Ohio, Dana operates hundreds of technology, manufacturing, and customer service facilities in 30 countries. The company reported 2002 sales of $9.5 billion.