WIX® Filters Announces Mike Harvey as National Sales Manager, New Structure for National Sales Team

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

WIX® Filters, a global manufacturer of filtration products, has announced a new structure to it national sales team designed to better position the company to meet its strategic and sales goals.

“When a company innovates and grows, it has to make sure its internal structure is keeping up with those advancements,” said Jeff Blocher, vice president of sales for WIX Filters. “In the midst of our 75th year, we’ve been evaluating our day-to-day business operations to ensure we have the right team in place to meet and exceed our business and sales goals.”

Mike Harvey, former WIX brand manager, has been named national sales manager. Harvey began his career at WIX/Affinia as a territory manager in Texas. In 1994, he joined the CARQUEST Filters team as a district sales manager with responsibilities for the Chicago market. Harvey was then promoted in 2003 to western division regional manager for the CARQUEST Filters brand. He is a graduate of Miami University and holds the Automotive Aftermarket Professional (AAP) designation from Northwood University. He is also currently a member of the Automotive Communications Council’s (ACC) Board of Governors.

“Mike has been with WIX for almost 25 years and has extensive knowledge and expertise in sales and branding,” Blocher said. “His personality and insight belong in the field, making him the best person to lead our sales team to great success.”

In addition, WIX has added Jay Anderson as national trainer and reorganized its sales team by region, each led by a business development manager. The new leadership and geographic structures are:

• Tom Wilkinson – Business Development Manager, South Central
• Bill Meyer – Business Development Manager, West
• John Rozegnal – Business Development Manager, Midwest
• Dan Rauso – Business Development Manager, Northeast
• Bryan Watson – Business Development Manager, Southeast

The business development managers have more than 75 years of sales experience, with a majority of that time spent at WIX/Affinia. Each manager is an exceptional leader for his region and will foster existing partner and customer relationships, seek out new opportunities and be an instrumental part of growing WIX’s business.

For more information on WIX, please visit www.wixfilters.com.

About WIX Filters

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, off-road equipment and manufacturing applications. For more information, visit www.wixfilters.com. Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/wixfilters, follow us on Twitter@WIXFilters and visit our YouTube page at youtube.com/TheWIXFilters

About Affinia Group Inc.

Affinia Group Inc. is an innovative global leader in the design, manufacture, distribution and marketing of industrial grade products and services, including extensive offerings of aftermarket products for automotive and heavy-duty vehicles. With approximately $1.4 billion in annual revenue, Affinia has operations in North and South America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visitwww.affiniagroup.com

Wray Ward