Wells Manufacturing L.P. has officially adopted the Wells Vehicle Electronics, L.P. name as its corporate identify. The change was made following the acquisition of the Wells business by global ignition products manufacturer NGK SPARK PLUG CO. LTD.
Richard Sullivan, Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of NGK Spark Plugs (U.S.A.), is now also the Executive Vice President of Wells Vehicle Electronics. Sullivan will share his time between Wells and NGK.
NGK Spark Plug Co. Ltd. today announced the closing of its acquisition of Wells Manufacturing, L.P. and the Wells Vehicle Electronics business from UCI Holdings Limited. Wells is a global manufacturer and supplier of advanced vehicle electronics components for automotive original equipment and replacement applications.
NGK Spark Plugs (U.S.A.) announced the promotion of Mark Sprague to General Manager of Marketing, Veronica Barkley to Aftermarket Process Improvement Supervisor and new hire James Mangrum as Non-Automotive Eastern Zone Manager.
UCI Holdings Limited (“UCI”), the parent company of UCI International, Inc., has entered into an agreement to sell its Wells vehicle electronics business to NGK Spark Plug Co, Ltd. for approximately $257 million.
O’Reilly Auto Parts honored NGK Spark Plugs (U.S.A.) with the 2014 Vendor of the Year award. The award recognized NGK’s dedication in providing outstanding order fill, performance and quality for both NGK spark plugs and NTK oxygen sensors in 2014.
NGK Spark Plugs (U.S.A.) Inc. received the Outstanding Shipping Performance award from Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance at the annual Alliance shareholders’ winter meeting on Dec. 9, 2014, in Aventura, Fla.
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