NTN, the parent company of BCA Bearings, has announced the hiring of Charles Harris as the Director of Automotive Aftermarket Sales and the appointment of Ed Magruder to the role of Director of Special Market Sales as of April 1, 2019.
“We are excited to be adding Charles to our sales team,” said Kevin Judge, Vice President of Automotive Aftermarket Sales & Marketing. “With years of sales experience in the field, Charles brings unparalleled expertise and leadership to this position. I am very positive that his automotive aftermarket knowledge will allow us to continue expanding our market presence.”
Harris comes to NTN with a strong and diverse background in the automotive aftermarket industry. He has worked with numerous global companies such as Tenneco Automotive, TMD Friction, FTE Automotive and recently, ASC. In his new position, Harris is responsible for all automotive aftermarket sales for traditional automotive, heavy-duty and fleet market channels.
Magruder has been instrumental in growing the automotive aftermarket business unit of NTN. In this new role, Magruder is charged with developing and growing OES sales, auto and truck kitter business, the truck rebuilder business and special markets.
“Ed has been a valuable asset to NTN since he arrived in 2013,” says Judge. “With Ed’s extensive background and track record of success, I have full confidence that he will bring the AOES and Special Markets team to new level of success.”
Prior to his arrival, Margruder spent over 20 years with Navistar.
BCA has over a century of experience supplying wheel end solutions in America. Today BCA is owned by NTN, a global manufacturer of wheel hub assemblies and bearings. As the #1 supplier of OE-quality hub assemblies, we fulfill more than 30% of the demand for North American OE vehicle production from our Elgin, Illinois plant. In the Aftermarket, this gives BCA the advantage of providing highly-engineered replacement parts that meet or exceed the OE engineering specifications. We leverage this expertise to offer application full-line coverage for both domestic and foreign nameplates. For more information, visit www.BCABearings.com.
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