WIX Filters Recognized By Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance For Outstanding Shipping Performance

Thursday, 11 December 2003

Wix Filtration Products has been recognized by the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Inc. by receiving the 2003 Supplier Award for Outstanding Shipping Performance. Wix also received this prestigious award last year.

Awards were presented by Dick Morgan, president and CEO, and Tim Lee, chairman of the board for the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Inc. during their most recent meeting in Florida on December 9.

"The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance awards are based strictly on the voting of our shareholder members," stated Morgan. "Once again, WIX Filters has proven to be a vital and strategic partner that is essential to the success of the Alliance."

Accepting the award on behalf of WIX Filters was Bill Sheehan, vice president of sales; Bruce Johnston, brand manager for WIX Filters and Barry Faile, product planning manager. Also accepting were Terry McCormack, president, Dana Automotive Aftermarket Group and John Washbish, president, Dana Customer Relationship Management.

"We¹re grateful for the recognition that the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance has bestowed upon us for the second year in a row," said Bill Sheehan, vice president of sales for Wix Filtration Products. "At this time we would like to extend our gratitude to the entire team at Wix Filters, and especially our Wix Master Distribution Center for the great job they did yet again this year."

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 designated as NASCAR Performance. Wix Filtration Products is part of Dana Corporation¹s Automotive Aftermarket Group, one of the world¹s largest independent suppliers to vehicle manufacturers and their related aftermarkets. WIX Filter¹s 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.