WIX Filters Wins Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance Supplier of the Year Award

Friday, 09 December 2005

WIX Filters won two Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance Supplier Awards, including the prestigious 2005 Supplier of the Year award, during the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance Inc., winter shareholder meeting Dec. 6 at in Boca Raton, Fla.
“Customer service and sales support are the key components of our continued success, and I am honored to accept these two prestigious awards on behalf of everyone from WIX Filters and Affinia,” said Terry McCormack, CEO, Affinia Group, parent company of WIX Filters, Spicer Chassis and Raybestos brand brakes.
Joining McCormack onstage to receive the awards were John Washbish, president, customer relationship management, Affinia Group; Bill Sheehan, vice president of sales, WIX Filters; and Bruce Johnston, brand manager, WIX Filters.
“We are proud to receive these awards from our partners at the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance,” Washbish said. “Through our family of aftermarket brands, Affinia has an extensive and successful relationship with the Alliance, and we are committed to providing exceptional sales and service support to contribute to the Alliance’s continued growth and success.”
The 2005 Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance Supplier of the Year award recognized WIX as the overall outstanding major supplier, and in addition, the filter manufacturer received the 2005 Bronze Level of shipping designation for shipping performance in excess of 95 percent.
“At WIX Filters, we take pride in providing our customers with the best filtration products, on-time shipping and innovative marketing and sales support,” Sheehan said. “We are honored that our efforts were recognized by WIX winning the highest overall award given by the Alliance.”
The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance Awards honor excellence in sales support, marketing and customer service. The Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance is one of the largest auto parts distribution and marketing organizations in the world, marketing the Auto Value and Bumper to Bumper brands.
“We are pleased to recognize WIX Filters as a strong business partner who shares our commitment to exceptional customer service, mutual growth and shareholder value,” said Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance President Dick Morgan, who presented the awards.
Since 1939, WIX Filters 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, a member of the Affinia family of brands, is the number one filter in NASCAR and an exclusive NASCAR Performance Product. Its NASCAR relationship also includes the WIX Filters Lap Leader Award, which recognizes the drivers leading the most laps in each race. WIX Filters’ Internet address is www.wixfilters.com.