WIX Filters Named Vendor Of The Year For Shipping Performance By IAPA

Thursday, 03 June 2004

WIX Filters has been recognized by IAPA (Independent Auto Parts of America) as Vendor of the Year for 2003 for shipping performance. This is WIX’s third honor during the month of May, as WIX Filters also received a Vendor of the Year Award for shipping performance from Herzog Automotive and an overall Vendor of the Year Award from UNISELCT/USA.

Representatives from WIX Filters were presented with the Vendor of the Year for Shipping Performance award at the annual IAPA convention in San Francisco on May 24, 2004. Dan Hanson, chairman of the IAPA product committee, presented the award.

“It is a pleasure to honor WIX Filters with the award for Outstanding Shipping Performance in 2003,” said Kevin Mack, product manager of IAPA. “WIX has demonstrated the ability to constantly ship orders to IAPA members with excellent order fill rates.”

Accepting the award on behalf of WIX Filters was Bill Sheehan, vice president of sales, John Washbish, president of Customer Relationship Management, Bill Fischer and Joel Osborne, WIX regional managers.

“Congratulations go out to our purchasing, packaging and manufacturing departments, and especially David Gould (distribution manager) and his staff for making this award possible,” said Sheehan. “Thanks to everyone for a job well done.”

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.