WIX Filters Named Vendor Of The Year By Uni-Select USA And Herzog Automotive

Tuesday, 18 May 2004

WIX Filters has been recognized by Herzog Automotive as Vendor of the Year for 2003 for shipping performance, and overall vendor of the Year for 2003 from UNI-SELECT USA.

Representatives from WIX Filters were presented with the Vendor of the Year for Shipping Performance award at the annual Herzog Automotive Jobber Conference in New Orleans on April 24. The award was presented by Conway Herzog Sr, CEO and Conway Herzog Jr, president.

On May 5, at the annual UNI-SELECT USA Conference in Memphis, WIX Filters was presented with the award for overall Vendor of the Year. The award was presented by John Rutland, president and Bill McConnell, vice president of sales and marketing.

“On behalf of everyone at UNI-SELECT USA, we are proud to present this award to WIX Filters for continuing to deliver the best overall service to our customers in the areas of product satisfaction, customer and technical service and product quality,” said McConnell.

Accepting the award on behalf of WIX Filters was Bill Sheehan, vice president of sales, Mike Eighner, regional manager, Sandi Blankenship and Bob Richmond, district managers for WIX Filters.

“On behalf of all WIX employees, we want to thank UNI-SELECT USA for this wonderful recognition,” said Bill Sheehan, vice president of sales for WIX Filters. “A great deal of credit goes to Sandi Blankenship and Mike Eighner, who are in Memphis, and the entire WIX team for taking care of the folks at UNI-SELECT USA across the country.”

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 an exclusive NASCAR Performance Product. 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 vehicles. Delivering on a century of innovation, the company's continuing operations employ approximately 45,000 people worldwide dedicated to advancing the science of mobility. Founded in 1904 and based in Toledo, Ohio, Dana operates technology, manufacturing, and customer-service facilities in 30 countries. Sales from continuing operations totaled $7.9 billion in 2003.