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NTK Technologies appoints Richard Sullivan as senior vice president and CAO

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 07:00
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NTK Technologies, Inc. is excited to announce Richard Sullivan as senior vice president and chief administration officer. Sullivan joins NTK Technologies from Wells Vehicle Electronics, where he held a similar role as executive vice president. Both companies are subsidiaries of NGK Spark Plugs (U.S.A.) Holding, Inc. He will report to NGK Spark Plugs (U.S.A), Inc. President and CEO, Yoshitaka Narita.
SullivanNTK Technologies is a leader in IC packaging, piezo electronics, ceramic filters and fine ceramics used in the computing, wireless, medical, automotive and aeronautic markets. NTK Technologies has operated in the Silicon Valley for over thirty years.
An automotive Aftermarket veteran of thirty-eight years, Richard Sullivan joined NGK Spark Plugs in 1985. There he held various leadership roles including vice president of sales and marketing and later, senior vice president and chief administrative officer.
In addition to his duties with NTK Technologies, Sullivan will support the creation of the Innovation Center operated by both NGK Spark Plugs (U.S.A.), Inc. and NTK Technologies in Santa Clara, CA.
“I’m excited for this opportunity,” said Sullivan, “I have been with NGK in various roles for thirty-three years. The Innovation Center team will concentrate on the future of NGK and my job is to help them be successful.  On a personal note, I am a California native. This assignment brings me back home.”
Richard Sullivan is a member of MEMA (Motor & NTK Technologies Senior Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer Richard SullivanEquipment Manufacturers Association) segment associations, AASA (Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association) and OESA (Original Equipment Supplier Association), as well as the Automotive Sales Council. Sullivan has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration-Marketing from California State University Sacramento.
For more information about NTK Technologies, Inc., please visit
NGK Spark Plugs – The World Leader in Spark Plug and Oxygen Sensor Technology

Since 1936, NGK Spark Plugs has been the world leader in technology, innovation, and world-class quality in the design of spark plugs and oxygen sensors. Today, NGK manufactures NGK Spark Plugs and NTK Oxygen Sensors for virtually every automotive manufacturer in the world.

NGK has built a reputation for quality and reliability, and a commitment to excellence continues to be the driving force behind the company’s advanced research and development programs. With state-of-the-art manufacturing, inventory, and distribution facilities, NGK is dedicated to providing customers with world-class products and services.

In addition to serving OE automotive and aftermarket customers, NGK also produces spark plugs for motorcycle, power sports, marine and small engine manufacturers. NGK also offers complementary product lines including resistor caps, spark plug wires, and high-performance cables.

In North America, NGK is headquartered in Wixom, MI and maintains manufacturing, inventory, and distribution facilities in Irvine, CA, Sissonville, WV, and Chicago, IL.
For more information about NGK Spark Plugs, (U.S.A), Inc., please visit our website
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"We improve life through the environmentally responsible manufacture and precise application of advanced ceramic technologies for all of North America.  Focused on innovation and teamwork, we contribute to local and global economic growth by matching our products to our customers' visions each day, exceeding their expectations in quality, value, service and performance."

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